As I am sure you have already seen on our class pages and school twitter page, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. This week is all about being more aware of our own mental health, and the mental health of others.
Earlier in the year, you all wrote fantastic "Newsround reports" about how our physical health and mental health were linked so you know lots about it already.
We would like you to spend the equivalent of one lesson (about 45 minutes- 1 hour) this afternoon completing an activity/ some activities of your choice linked to improving mental health and wellbeing.
Begin by reading about, and developing your awareness of, anxiety:
Over the past few weeks, lots of you will have been feeling anxious about lots of things. Many people are anxious; COVID-19, what they are seeing on the news, the end of primary school, the start of secondary school, are just a few examples. The world we are living in at the moment is different than we ever have lived in before and it is completely normal to feel anxious. It is also important to remember that 'having anxiety' is different to feeling anxious, but you should try to talk to somebody that you trust about the way you are feeling- it will really help.
This afternoon, for your art activity we would like you to try and create some art using things that you can find around the home, or on your daily walk. You might like to link this to last weeks idea, or create something completely new.
Last week, lots of staff and pupils recreated famous pieces of art- have a look on twitter (Maryam did an amazing recreation of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'). Don't forget to have a go yourself and tweet us your creation @kensingprimary
You might choose to create your art using fruit, leaves or anything else that you can find! Don't forget to ask your parents before cutting up fruit- but I am sure they will be happy for you to make a small, healthy snack to enjoy (just remember to take a photo first!) It could even be a yummy desert for the whole family.
Here are some ideas: