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Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils and colleagues.

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This activity uses the idea of puzzles to help children think about what makes them unique, and the role they play in your school community.

Following lockdown, your pupils and staff may feel like their school community is a bit fragmented.

It is natural, in the circumstances, for some people to feel slightly anxious about returning to school or coping with the changes to school routine.

These activities, along with the accompanying assembly, should support the children to feel a sense of belonging and understand their place in the school, hopefully bringing a renewed feeling of unity and community along with positivity about being back at school.

Using this resource
This resource forms part of our rebuild and recover set of resources, designed to help schools come back together and support their pupils’ wellbeing after lockdown.

This resource is designed for:
children aged 3 to 11
use with whole classes

Curriculum links
England - PSHE
Living in the wider world
Pupils learn:
• about the different roles and responsibilities people have in their community (KS1)
• to value the different contributions that people and groups make to the community (KS2)

Northern Ireland - Personal Development and Mutual Understanding•
Personal Understanding and Health
Pupils should be enabled to explore:
• themselves and their personal attributes; (Foundation)
• their self–esteem and self-confidence; (KS1)
• their self-esteem, self-confidence and how they develop as individuals; (KS2)
Mutual Understanding in the local and wider community
Pupils should be enabled to explore:
• learning to live as a member of a community; (Foundation)
• developing themselves as members of a community (KS1)
playing an active and meaningful part in the life of the community and being concerned about the wider environment. (KS2)

Wales – Health and Wellbeing
Statement 5 - Healthy relationships are fundamental to our well-being.

Scotland - Health and Wellbeing
Social Wellbeing
• I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.
• Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community.

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