05 Mar

St Peter’s Woodlands is committed to explicitly teaching a Positive Education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning from our 2 Year Olds through to Year 7.

Here’s a snapshot of how that is looking in our Early Years.

Kimcohi Program in the ELC
Our Kimochi program in the ELC has helped children begin their school year understanding some of the emotions they may be feeling. Kimochi characters are used to teach children tools in managing their emotions.

Lovey Dovey character (a dove soft toy) was introduced to the Moseley Room children this week. She is kind and patient. She represents the 3 feelings; happy, hopeful and proud.

Reception Students
RKG children explored the PYP learner profile of ‘caring’ through the character Caring Claude. They explored ways they can show empathy, compassion and respect.

In RAS they read the book Misery Moo, by Jeanne Willis. The story explores sadness and supporting friends through tough times.

Year 1 Students
The children in 1AD explored emotions of happiness, sadness, bravery, anger and shyness.

Through the picture book ‘In my Heart’ by Jo Witek, they heard how these emotions may physically feel and then recorded some of their own emotions and what they feel like.

Bounce Back – Year 2
As part of our Bounce Back program 2NP read a picture book called “Splat the Cat” by Rob Scotton. Splat creates a thank you book for his friend. The class discussed and recorded the things they are thankful for and identified that these things bring them happiness.

Our commitment to explicitly teaching a whole school wellbeing and resilience program creates and maintains a supportive and inclusive school culture.

Article by Sarah Noell, Head of Early Years