Life Learning at the Schools of Woolton Hill is about ...
Just as children need to learn (and be ‘taught’) things like reading and mathematics, so too do they need support, direction and modelling of the social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning and development. By being proactive in addressing this aspect of learning from a very early age, we are promoting the rounded growth and development of our children and equipping them with vital lifelong skills.
Six Strands to Life Learning
The Six Strands Curriculum is a tool, which has been developed and trialled, to support in promoting positive behaviours, emotions and relationships for all children. It aims to equip children with the skills, attitudes, behaviours and characteristics to help deal positively with the many and varied social and emotional contexts and challenges.
By taking part in a Stormbreak session, children will:
Build resilience, overcome adversity and learn to face stress and pressure
Develop effective self-care to cope with anxieties and worries
Develop optimism, focus, persistence and perseverance
Improve confidence, self-esteem, self-image and self-worth.
During the school day the children will also take part in Stormbreak sessions. Stormbreak is a registered charity founded by Dr. Martin Yelling, who by working closely with universities and teacher nationwide aims to inspire mentally healthy movement to help children become happier and healthier.
Stormbreak aims to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life.
ELSA is an acronym for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. An ELSA is a member of staff who is trained to support children in the development of their emotional literacy. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists
Some children may need more support and time to develop their social and emotional skills. This is delivered through our nurture group, 'Acorns'.
Family Support Workers
Miss Hawkins and Mrs Fritz have started in their additional roles as our Family Support Workers, across the Federation. They will be able to help you in a number of ways. They can give advice on improving children's behaviour in the home, supporting when children are reluctant to come into school and can also help improve school attendance.
If you have a worry about a barrier to your child's learning, then please do reach out to Miss Hawkins and Mrs Fritz. They will usually be on the gate at the Juniors on a Tuesday after school. Alternatively, you can email either office and ask our Family Support Workers to make contact (you don't need to say why).