Did you know that this week is National Mental Health Week? Due to the SATs also taking place this week, this is coming more to the forefront of everyones minds at this point in the year. Are you prepared moving forward in the new academic year? Many schools are now looking at confirming arrangments for September and changing the way they do their PPA with this in mind. Yoga and Mindfulness work well alongside other subjects and can be done in the classroom or hall.
Please get in touch on 01530 566750 for more information.
The children in our schools have been very busy this week creating some great works of art within their Spanish and French lessons! This was a brilliant end of term treat for all their hard work during the Spring - I think everyone has agreed that this term has felt like the longest! If you would like more information on how our MFL lessons work within the curriculum and how they meet the new Ofsted criteria, do please get in touch, or check out our MFL page!
Well done to the children at Holy Family Primary School on their recent Vocab Express Competition! The school itself came second in the country with the help of their Spanish teacher Kerr. Here is a picture of the top 5 scorers from the competition - have your children entered in this? We would love to help if not - our language staff get involved in this competition twice a year with the children in their schools - it is a great way to see how far they have come! With the new languages framework coming into place now is the time to get this organised!!
Did you know it is International Yoga Day on 21st June? International Days are becoming more and more common, giving schools a focus during that time to include this in their curriculum. Yoga and Mindfulness have proven benefits on behaviour and how that has been improved, even with the children that may not have been inclined to join in with this initially.
Schools are now looking forward to September and how they can include this within the timetable on a weekly basis. Primary PPA Cover are able to cover from EYFS to Year 6 with either Yoga or Mindfulness being the primary focus. Lessons are ran on a weekly basis for 1 hour with each class and can run on a carousel with an additional subject.
For more information do get in touch!
All too often we as adults focus on the negative aspects of the classroom - what didn't go well, what we could have done better and what we could have said. We need to start focusing on the positives - what a child thought or said that we hadn't expected, where their thought process came from and how well they are achieving in each topic. Data is what is looked at rather than how the children are feeling in the school and what is going on around them.
We at Primary PPA Cover are commited to focusing on the positives - children are engaged and learning through a variety of resources. They are encouraged to work together and reach an outcome based on their own findings.
To find out more on what we have to offer, please call us on 01530 566750. We are now taking bookings for September so do get in touch to secure the days you need!