Get SET for Life

 

Get SET For Life!

Dear parents,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Holy Family! 

We have lots of exciting things happening this term. All junior classes will visit Merseyparks Care Home to continue supporting our community and help bring a little sunshine into the lives of those who live with Dementia.   Look out for a one off course on becoming a Dementia Friend this term. We will let you know when the date has been confirmed. 

We are also on the waiting list to have a dog visit us weekly from the pet therapy charity. Some children will be selected to read to the therapy dog which will help to build their confidence.

Some parents will have received a letter inviting their child to start the "think yourself great!" group sessions. It is an eleven week course to help boost your child's self confidence.  Schools already using this scheme speak very highly of it. 

This term we have lots of new children starting. As a Catholic school we are so proud of our children's considerate and caring ways towards others.  If you have any worries about your child's emotional wellbeing please don't hesitate to come in and speak to me.  

Many thanks,

Jacquie Clein

 

At Holy Family, we place a high priority on  social and emotional learning and development  as we know that this has a positive impact on their achievement in other curriculum areas.

We want children who;

"....learn how to communicate their feelings, set themselves goals and work towards them, interact successfully with others, resolve conflicts peacefully, control their anger and negotiate their was through the many complex relationships in their lives today and tomorrow." (Reva Klein - Defying Disaffection)

Through the curriculum we encourage the children to work co-operatively in groups, motivate themselves and demonstrate resilience in the face of setbacks.  We see the development of pupils' social, emotional and behavioural skills as intergral to good learning and teaching; making classrooms orderly places for learning.  This means teaching all pupils from the beginning of education to manage strong feelings, resolve conflict effectively and fairly, solve problems, work and play cooperatively and be respectful, calm, optimistic and resilient.

The curriculum is organised into seven themes;

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Going for goals!

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

 

Contact the School

Address

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB

Telephone

0151 709 3672

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