Healthy Minds sessions at Bedgrove Junior School combine learning from PSHE and SMSC whilst also learning about school values, British Values and how to keep safe. We have a one hour healthy minds sessions per week. Every half term we have a school value and a British value which we focus on.
Our Community Links
On Friday we went to visit Calibre which is a local charity. We are trying to build different links with our community and wanted to find out what they do.
They are a charity which help people who are visually impaired. The charity provide audio books for people to borrow from the library so they can listen to them. When we were there we visited the recording studio and we were able to record ourselves reading part of a book and we then got to listen to what we sounded like- which was very different to how we thought!
We also got to visit the section where the volunteers were sorting out packages to send to members. These can be either on a USB stick or a CD. While we were there we had the opportunity to use a computer to download a specific audio book to a USB stick, which we then placed in a bag to be posted. It was fun but was a lot of work for people to organise everything, as last month over 30000 were sent.
We got to meet all of the staff that work there and found out about their jobs. When the charity started it was in a small shed and has grown larger and larger. Members can pay a lifetime membership but a lot of the money needed comes from fundraising for the charity. We found out that you can fundraise money to have a book sponsored and this is something which we would like to do this year and we are going to think of some ideas for how our school can raise money.
We are very grateful to Shirin Welham as she organised such an informative and fun visit. We were all amazed by what we saw. If you would like to find out more please visit https://www.calibre.org.uk/ there are lots of ways you can help.
Sonny S, Louis A, Fatima A, Jake S, Isobel F, Maddie G
Big Top Preschool
On Thursday 14th February, Miss Cole and a group of Year 5s went to visit the children and staff at Big Top Preschool. We spent the morning getting to know the children and interacting them to form more community links as part of the Healthy Minds project.
We played with the children inside and outside the preschool with a range of toys and games, such as reading them stories or helping them to write their names on the wall outside with chalk. The Year 5s were fantastic with the children and we will definitely be visiting again soon. We hope the Big Top children enjoyed their morning as much as we did!
Miss Taylor and six year 3 children visited St. Leonards Care Home this half term. Everybody enjoyed our meet and greet session and the children loved seeing what the residents do in the home. The children played games, made jigsaw puzzles, sang and had drinks and cake with the residents.