At Cefnllys we have a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of the children, which is constantly evolving based on the needs of the children in our care.
The approaches currently used include
" I CAN SEE SCRIPTS "
MONTY THE THERAPY DOG VISITS
YSTAFELL OERI - (Chill Room)
WORKING WITH KIDSCAPE
See this link for further information http://www.restorativejustice4schools.co.uk/wp/?page_id=26
What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.
The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can equip you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.
"I CAN SEE SCRIPTS"
We have introduced a script that all staff will use when inappropriate behaviour is noticed. The children know the script and are even letting us know what comes next! Please ask your class teacher if you would like further information.
In the Spring and Summer terms this year (2019) we have been lucky to have Georgie the yoga teacher in to school funded jointly with Trefonnen School, she has carried out yoga sessions with all children from Year 2-6. The children have enjoyed it so much that all our staff will be having training for 5min yoga for children in the Autumn term, so that they can carry on these invaluable sessions.
MONTY THE CANINE THERAPY DOG
The photos speak for themselves
Opening a classroom at lunchtimes for children to visit to sort out issues, calm down or just chill has had a significant effect on making our playtimes positive
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Kidscape Sessions – evaluation by Year 6 pupils
We enjoyed the Kidscape session with Carole and learnt a lot from it. We enjoyed taking part in role play activities and particularly enjoyed the ‘Broken Record’ which was when you continued to say the same thing over and over again to someone who was being unkind to you so that they got fed up and stopped bothering. Another good idea was ‘Fogging’ – this was when you pretend that you are in your own cloud and this calms you down and builds your confidence. Overall, we enjoyed this session and feel it was beneficial.
POSITIVE PLAYTIMES - see separate section under News and Events
We have or weekly celebration assembly each Friday at 3pm.
For those children receiving an award we invite their parents to join us.
There are two awards the SMART pupil of the week from each class and those children nominated by staff and other pupils for the RESPECT ROCKS & MANNERS MATTERS award.