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Personal Development and Wellbeing

Learning Legends at Primrose Hill

Personal development is a key element of our children's time at Primrose Hill. We have developed our Learning Legends to promote the qualities of independence, resilience, co-operation, respect and curiosity. These are displayed in all classrooms and every half term, children take home their 'Be Your Best Tracker' which communicates to parents how their child is developing each of these qualities. 

 

Independence

Know how to help yourself and how to use resources and things your teacher has provided

to complete tasks by yourself. 

Know your targets and try your best to achieve them.

Have a go at something but remember – you might not get it right the first time!

Resilience

Believe in yourself and keep trying your best. Work well with others in different teams.

Use resources to help you and don’t give up if you do not succeed the first time.

Co-operation

Sharing and working with others to succeed.

Contributing to discussions, sharing your ideas and listening to the views of your peers.

Respect

Respect yourself, your peers and the adults at school by trying your best,

following our rules and being the best version of yourself. This can be shown through your work or play

and is a key feature of all of us a Primrose Hill

Curiosity

Approach your work with an inquiring mind.

Ask questions to develop your understanding and work by yourself and with others to solve problems

and find out new information. 

Owlcotes Elements

 

Our children's personal development is also supported by the Owlcotes Elements. The strands of the Owlcotes Elements aim to provide our children with opportunities, experiences and teaching to develop them as people, ready for their next steps in their education and ultimately to play an active role in our society. 

 

Further information can be found in the Curriculum section of the website. 

We support and educate children to manage their lives, now and in the future, and help them to learn everyday, life skills, including:

  • Relationships Education
  • Keeping safe and how to stay safe online
  • Healthy eating and the importance of exercise
  • The Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • The promotion of good mental health

Throughout the school year, we are fortunate to have various visitors to help children in their personal development:

  • Police
  • Fire Service
  • First Aid Trainer
  • Railway Safety Team

Wellbeing

 

At Primrose Hill we know that it is really important to find, and practice, positive ways of thinking as they can help  through life's ups and downs.

There are some simple things that we do that can help boost moods and keep us happy. They're easy to do and don't cost a penny.

They're known as the 5 ways to wellbeing and they are:

  • keep active
  • take notice
  • connect
  • keep learning
  • give

Joyful June Calendar

Meaningful May Calender

Online Safety

 

Online Safety is taught each half to all year groups and parents are regularly sent information about how to support this at home.

Self regulation

 

At Primrose Hill we believe it is important to give children the tools to self regulate their emotions. Deep breathing exercises are an excellent way to self-regulate.

 

When we experience unpleasant emotions , our body responds- we start to breathe faster, our hearts start racing, we get knots in our stomach etc. We can't really control our emotions but we can control our behavior and how we can react to our feelings. Our bodies and minds are connected. That's why there's a physiological response to emotions. Deep breathing helps calm down the body by controlling the physiological reactions, which, in turn, calm our minds as well.

 

Each half term children are introduced a new breathing technique. Here are the breathing techniques children have been introduced this year. 

 

Breathing exercises

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