Mental Health Awareness Week
11th July - 15th July
Monday - Squiggle
We enjoyed drawing together with our friends.
We started with a single line, we all added to the picture.
Tuesday - Wake and Shake
We took part in Wake and Shake,
We really enjoyed shaking our sillies out.
Part of our RE topic this term, New Life. We learn that May is a very special month where we remember Mary. We know Mary is the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. To show our love for Mary we joined in with the whole school procession and watched year 1 tell the story of Mary's Life. We then lay flowers at our statue of Mary and prayed the Hail Mary together.
How can you help your child to settle in?
Practise our prayers
Each day we gather together to say a morning prayer, a lunchtime prayer and an afternoon prayer.
Lunch Time Prayer
Home Time Prayer
Oh my God,
You love me,
You are with me night and day,
I want to love you always,
In all I do and say,
I try to please you Father,
Bless me through this day.
Bless us O Lord
As we sit together,
Bless the food
We eat today,
Bless the hands that make our food,
Bless us O Lord.
God our Father
I come to say,
Thank you for your love today,
Thank you for my family,
And all the friends you give to me
Guard me in the dark of night,
And in the morning send your light.
Read a story under our awning before school
We have a selection of books to read under our awning. You can spend a few quiet minutes reading with your child before the day begins to settle them before you say goodbye.
Build their confidence to become an independent individual
Each child has their own peg, please encourage your child to hang up their coats, jumpers and cardigans here. Build their physical skills by practising pulling clothing up and down, before and after using the toilet. Practise going to the toilet and washing and drying hands properly.
Say goodbye to your child
Get to school in good time so you can say a proper goodbye to your child with a reassuring hug, particularly if they are occasionally worried about coming to school. If you are late, your child may feel rushed and this may make separation difficult.
Collect your child with a smile
Your child has had a busy day. Greet them with a smile not your phone. Talk to them about their day, tell them about yours, get down to their level if you can. It is a long day; they have missed you.
Share their WOW moments with us
Please share your child's WOW moments with us. We want to know about their WOW moments and love finding out about some of the positive things they have done at home; we will share them with their friends, too. There is WOW moment slips on our nursery board.
“The school’s commitment towards developing pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural qualities is second to none.” OFSTED March 2014
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The Good Shepherd Primary School
35 Gayford Road, London, W12 9BY