Wednesday 20th May

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 9:58am

Morning, everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine again. It's so nice to have this lovely weather: make the most of it and get some fresh air and some exercise!

Are we enjoying mental health awareness week? I really hope so! I know I certainly am- it's great receiving emails from you telling me what you've been up to. I have quite a few shout outs today, so I am a very happy Mrs Naylor. Here are some photographs of what you've been up to...

Well done, everyone! I love how hard you're all working. Seeing all of these photographs makes me very proud.

Another shout out goes to Ewan, who has written a kindness poem. Here it is for you to read.


Kind behaviour can make someone's day,

It doesn't take much, something kind is all you need to say,

Generous behaviour and a positive attitude combined,

Come together and you get a healthy mind.


Being kind means someone might be kind back,

Also being caring, that's something you can't lack,

Sometimes learning can improve mental health,

This can boost overall mental wealth.


Kindness can be such a good thing,

In Winter, Summer or in Spring,

Don't let bad behaviour be seen, 

You'll need a friend soon, so don't be mean!

Fantastic poem, Ewan! Well done. 

Now, today is a new day, which means it is time to pick another mental health-related task. I have posted the list below once again so you can see it and don't have to refer back to previous blogs. Don't forget, if you have your own ideas, use them! My list is just a guide in case you can't think of anything to do. 

1. Keep a mental health journal, where you add an entry each day about how you have been feeling, if you have spread kindness or if someone has shown you kindness.

2. Write a poem all about kindness.

3. Research the effects of kindness on someone's mental health (this website might have some useful information for you:

4. Write a short story with a message all about being kind to others.

5. Produce a rap / song all about mental health and how to look after it.

6. Design a poster all about the benefits of kindness on someone's mental health.

7. Produce a piece of artwork demonstrating what kindness means to you.

8. Make a list of 30 ways someone can show kindness and try to complete as many as you can.

9. Be a secret kindness ninja- each day, try to complete one random act of kindness!

10. Come up with a list of rules on how to be kind for younger children.

11. Write a recount about a time someone showed kindness to you and how it made you feel.

12. Create a mental health mascot- draw a picture of him/ her, write their special powers and how they can help other people.

13. Create an information leaflet about mental health and how it can be good and bad.

14. Speak to the people in your family about their mental health and compile a list of ways they try to make sure they are mentally healthy. (Do they have hobbies that make them relax? How do they cope with things that upset them? What do they do when they are feeling sad or low?)

15. Take a survey every day- ask every member of your family to tell you on a scale of 1-10 how happy they are. Record your results and then analyse them at the end of the week. Was there a specific day that people were unhappy? Was everyone happy all of the time? Who was the happiest? Who was the least happy? What could you do to make them happier? (As an extra challenge, you could use 2graph on Purple Mash to record your results and see them in different ways). 

As well as these tasks, don't forget to keep busy with some maths and literacy: White Rose are continuing their maths parties each day and Pobble 365 / Once Upon A Picture are great websites to help inspire you with some writing. There are also lots of games available to play on Purple Mash to consolidate your understanding of specific elements of maths and literacy (SPaG in particular). BBC Bitesize are also offering some great lessons today.

Maths - dividing decimals by integers

Literacy - drafting a thank you letter (this could double up as your kindness project for today!)

Science - magnets and how they work

Remember guys, there are just two more working days after today, so keep going with your learning and then you can have a nice break over the Whit holidays. 

Speak to you all tomorrow,

Mrs Naylor heart

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610