CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
This week was Children's Mental Health Week in association with the charity Place2Be
Our theme on Monday was 'Dress to Express!' and all children were invited to dress up in whatever wacky outfit they think represents them. Place2Be say; ‘Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.’
Year 2 children have reflected their moods and feelings by dressing in bright and vibrant clothing for Children’s Mental Well-Being week, Express yourself! Some children said their outfits they had chosen made them feel happy and cheerful!
The children are showing such resilience working at home and in small groups at school; however, they are all missing one another. In Year 2 we have been thinking about ways to stay in contact with all our friends. The children had some great ideas: send a letter, have a chat over Zoom, if your friend lives close by go to their house and give them a wave! Alex has even made his own ‘classmate’ to keep him company!
Emi made her imaginary bird during Jigsaw, showing creativity and flair. We listened to some bird calls on RSPB website and the children were inspired to embrace the diversity of nature.
Henry made his own bird feeder too, now to wait to see who comes to enjoy it!
Freja enjoyed designing her own imaginary garden and bird in Jigsaw.
This week the children had a go at using a programme called Tux Tools.
They were shown how to use the mouse (which was so funny that it is called a mouse!) and how to click the left side.
With support from Miss Stretton, the children chose the colour they wished to use. Most children were able to hold the mouse correctly and guide it around the screen to place their space stamp!
It was challenging to begin with but by the end there was some really impressive clicking children!
(Not all screens are touch screen!)
The children also enjoyed using apps on the iPads to support their learning this week.
This week Year 6 went on safari - we were fed up with the rain and the grey skies so it was time for a little bit of sunshine!
Year 6 are studying the life of Nelson Mandela in their English lessons this half term so it seemed fitting that we should understand some of the art of Africa.
Using oil pastels on pastel paper they created these wonderful sunset skies over the savannah.
Limitless Series 2021
Don't forget to register for the Limitless Series and download the TopYa app! Read Callum's experience of the 1st week of Limitless Series 2021 below to inspire you:
I really enjoyed taking part in the first series of Limitless Skills four-week challenges. Every week we had a different topic in challenges. The topic I enjoyed the most was Crossfit + HIIT + Dance. The activity which was the most fun was the dance battle in where I competed against my mother and we had to copy each other’s moves in turn, I am happy to say I won that round. I also learned some new skills and found that some of them were quite challenging, especially the 2 bounce catch only using one hand. I had to practise and practise and practise until I got it right. I have now starting the 2nd round of the series challenge and I am looking forward to learning new skills and having more fun.
Exercise at Home
OAF's are happy to announce the launch of our new Online Store for Second Hand Uniform and Instruments.
2nd Hand Uniform Donation
Please see the list below for the dates to donate any uniform to OAFS.
A member of the OAFS team will be in the lower school car park from 08:30-08:50am on the collection days.
Can we ask that any items you are donating are washed and in good condition with the labels removed.
Please do not send in any non-regulation uniform as we cannot sell it.
- Monday 1st March 2021
- Monday 5th April 2021
- Monday 3rd May 2021
- Monday 7th June 2021
- Monday 5th July 2021
The OAFS Team
OAFs Virtual Quiz - 12th March
Created with images by cbaquiran - "birthday cake cake birthday" • Nikiko - "power lines fields sunset" • manfredrichter - "egg box brown" • JhonDL - "education student boy" • blickpixel - "board electronics computer" • PTNorbert - "star trails star night" • Pexels - "books library shelves" • anncapictures - "tartan track career athletics" • klimkin - "chess pawn king" • dimitrisvetsikas1969 - "clouds cumulus sky"