Supporting children's emotional literacy
The children in the Junior School understand and value the opportunities open to them and value themselves as lifelong learners.
We believe in encouraging all children to find their voice and children are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings.
At times, the world can feel like a busy place and when we talk about emotional well being it is the key for preparing children to navigate the pressures of an uncertain world.
We have a room in the Junior School called the Lighthouse. The children come to the lighthouse for academic support as well as additional pastoral care. Ensuring children feel supported means they are facing adversity and confident to deal with problems as they arise.
In the Junior School, we have a ‘Feeling Words' curriculum, which is based on the RULER programme from Yale University, the youngest children learn to describe how they are feeling with colours, we then interject these with words, at first simple words such as Yellow for happy and Red for angry. In Upper Junior, the children develop a broad ‘Feeling Word’ vocabulary that not only helps them with their own ability to articulate their own feelings, but also helps in their academic work, when analysing characters in literature.
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