Each week, all the children in years 1-6 will spend one lunchtime (30 mins) with a key adult engaging in the social situation of eating lunch together and taking part in meaningful conversation.
Why do we do this and what do we want to achieve for our children?Let every child know they matterGive every child a voiceEncourage self-belief and for each child to know that they have someone who believes in themBuild each child's confidence to use their voice and share their problemsGive each child someone who will listen to them (other than their teacher/teaching assistant)Make each child feel safeEnsure each child enjoys the time they share together and has funProvide the children with strategies to 'cope' with tricky or difficult situationsEach child is well-known to adults beyond the classroomBuild each child's friendship groups across the school
Our aim is to develop and secure the social, emotional and mental well-being of all our children.
...because we all matter
Skills: Turn takingGood listeningRespectToleranceKindnessResilienceSelf managementSelf awarenessSocial awarenessRelationship skills Responsible decision making
Themes for our Well Being Lunch Clubs: Understanding our feelings and emotions, There are no outsiders in our school; Friendship Terrace; Action for Happiness all using children's story books, photographs or other stimuli to lead discussions.