Children's Mental Health Awareness
We celebrated the theme 'Express Yourself' through our hair!
7th - 11th February 2022
Look below to see how we have celebrated in previous years
Broomfield Primary School has adopted The Zones of Regulation Curriculum as a whole school approach to developing our awareness of emotions and our emotional regulation skills.
This approach was designed by Leah Kuypers, licensed occupational therapist, to help children gain skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific situation. For example, when a student plays on the playground or in a competitive game, it is beneficial to have a high state of alertness. However, the same state would not be appropriate in the library. The curriculum is designed to help children recognise when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in. In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will gain an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading other people's facial expressions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their behaviour, calming and alerting strategies and problem solving skills.
It is important to note that everyone experiences all of the zones - the Red and Yellow Zones are not the "bad" or "naughty" zones. All of the zones are expected at one time or another.
Children's Mental Health Week
From 1-7 February 2021, we took part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was 'Express Yourself'.
Through online lessons, recorded story-time sessions and virtual well-being activities, the children were encouraged to explore the different ways that they can express their thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Take a look at some of the ways the children at Broomfield Primary School choose to 'express themselves'.