English Curriculum

Mind Marvels embeds Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes of the English Curriculum within our engaging and informative wellbeing sessions. 

Source: Department for Education Statutory Guidance – Physical health and mental wellbeing (Primary). Link: Government Policy

 

Mental Wellbeing and Physical Health

 

Mental Wellbeing and Physical Health Aims and Outcomes of Mind Marvels
Pupils should know how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings. Mind Marvels introduce and develop young people’s vocabulary for emotional literacy to express their feelings effectively.
Pupils should understand that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations. Mind Marvels demonstrate what goes on inside the brain so young people can gain the vital understanding of how different feelings occur, how our brains react to different emotions and how this can feel inside.
Pupils should learn how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate. Mind Marvels explore positive affirmations to help calm and focus the mind and promote resilience.
Pupils should know that bullying has a negative and often lasting impact on mental wellbeing. Mind Marvels encourage young people to see the best in others and treat everyone with kindness and understanding.
Pupils should understand the characteristics and mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle. Mind Marvels aim to get children moving with gentle stretching, mindful movements and breathing exercises to help them self-regulate.
Pupils should know the importance of sufficient good quality sleep and simple self-care techniques such as rest for good health and that a lack of sleep can affect weight, mood and ability to learn. Mind Marvels aim to improve young people’s quality of sleep by providing them with calming relaxation strategies to help them rest their heads and bodies.
Pupils should know where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing or ability to control their emotions. Mind Marvels ensure young people are engaged in an environment that is respectful, caring and which promotes the sharing and understanding of feelings, to encourage healthy empowering friendships.

 

Early Years

 

Source: UK Government – Department of Education – Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage. Link: Government Policy

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development How Mind Marvels can help
Children should show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly. Mind Marvels teach young people mindful movement and breathing exercises to connect and self-regulate, empowering them when experiencing different feelings, moods and reactions.
Children should be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges. Mind Marvels explore positive affirmations to help calm and focus the mind and promote resilience.
Children should work and play cooperatively and take turns with others. They should form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers. Mind Marvels ensure young people are engaged in an environment that is respectful, caring and which promotes the sharing and understanding of feelings, to encourage healthy empowering friendships.
Children should show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs. Mind Marvels encourage young people to see the best in others and treat everyone with kindness and understanding.