CALM - Come And Learn More
The CALM room at school is based on the THRIVE principles to support the development of the whole child. Understanding that some children need to develop their understanding of how to become their best selves.
Here are some fun Calm things to do:-
Click on the links below for some great resources:-
The children within CALM take part in numerous activities together to learn how to be their best. We have done these activities together with our calm friends, Mrs Matthews and Miss Bright. Now it’s your turn to show your family, Mums, Dads and carers what we have learnt. Here are some of the things we have done and you can do at home as part of your learn at home project.
• Who am I? (get another person to put a post-it note on your forehead of either a character, food, an animal etc- you then have to ask questions with a yes or no reply from those who can see who you are).
• Write down things that have made you proud
• If I were a superhero I would be… my super power would be… my weakness would be…
• Draw around hands/feet – you can write on these your qualities or things that have made you proud
• Hand printing
• Draw on one another’s back with your finger, it can be a number or a word and you have to guess what your partner has written on your back
• Draw a self-portrait of yourself using a mirror
• Draw a portrait of someone in your house- pay close attention to their features
• Calm reading (individually or in pairs, using voices, tone, facial expressions etc)
• Relaxation time: stillness and quiet (with music), meditation, simple yoga, breathing exercises, calming story – YouTube is good for this
• Emotions game- use your face to show different emotions and get your partner to guess your emotion or you can name an emotion and get others to show this emotion
• Play a board game
• Imaginary time: imagine you are in… what would you do… what would it look like… who would be there…. Etc
• Draw or use creative materials to share something they like about themselves
• Sit side by side with the child or young person. Ask them to draw your face on a piece of paper when their eyes are closed &Swap roles.
• Explore fragrances, textures, tastes, sounds and sights of a range of different things
• Decorate biscuits – emoji biscuits are a popular choice (how you are feeling on a biscuit)
• Blowing bubbles – blow bubbles and ask if I were a bubble I would be… if I were a bubble I would go… If I were a bubble I would change ….
It would be lovely to see what you have done with your adults and family at home and shown them what Calm is all about. Pictures, drawings and items in your learning journey book would be a lovely way to show us.
Good luck on your calm journey at home.