Mental Health Day

10 October 2020

National Fitness Day

On Wednesday 23 September 2020, the rain did not stop Stanhope Primary celebrating National Fitness Day. The day not only brought the nation together, but also our school to remind us why it’s good to move, highlighting the role that physical activity plays in helping us lead healthier, happier lives both physically and mentally.


Reception – look at us keeping fit by dancing our socks off!

Year 1 had fun keeping fit with Jump Start Jonny today. They all whipped up their workout and stretched their muscles.

Year 2 completed 10 star jumps, 10 hops, 10 jumps and 10 laps of the MUGA.

Year 3 did a mini fitness class consisting of 10 x star jumps, 10 x squats, 10 seconds running on the spot and 10 seconds arm circles.

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed participating in star jumps, side steps, high knee jogging on the spot and playing the bean game. Unfortunately, the weather was against us most of the day which led to a change in plans but we managed to get outside for a short time with a little drizzle. We had great fun!

Year 5 completed 10 minutes of a fitness routine designed for children. They did stretches, cardio exercises and strengthening exercises.

Year 6 got competitive and challenged each other on speed and agility, making fitness fun.


Year 6 and Year 2 also had a fun fitness PE lesson with Miss Conway in the hall, the music was loud and there were lots of red faces 🙂


All of our children finished their lunchtime by doing a Yoga Breathing exercise. This helped our children to be calm and ready for their afternoon of learning.

Check out some of the moves in the videos below, from both our younger children and older children…



Fantastic effort everyone!

Miss Coils x



MINDFUL MOMENTS is Stanhope Primary’s Wellbeing Shop. Our School Council created a range of Mindful gifts as part of the Virgin Money ‘Make £5 Grow’ scheme.



We showcased our gifts at the Christmas Cafes in December. 

The children had fun making ‘Be Kind Wands’ to help everyone spread kindness like confetti.


Our school’s Mental Health First Aider delivered sessions to 14 of our children from Reception to Year 6. Following the completion of the sessions our children now have the skills to support their classmates when they are struggling. These children are our Wellbeing Warriors and have developed their skills of listening, empathy and knowing when to seek support from an adult.




During E-Safety week the children have been learning about risks and how to stay safe online. The children shared what they have learned with each other during assembly.




Year 6 had a special visit from Alex who works for Xenzone, she introduced the children to an Online wellbeing website named KOOTH. The website is run by trained counsellors who provide support to children across the country. The support service can be used by all young people aged 10-25 years and can be found by searching



What a lovely week celebrating friendships and being kind to each other. There have been lots of friendship activities taking place, yoga, mindful music, a cake sale, a raffle and lots more!

We raised a whopping £360.00 this week for our school. Thank you to all who contributed 🙂



A Massive thank you to all of the children/parents/carers who have supported our new wellness events.  Everyone had a relaxing morning and afternoon, helped by a hand massage, art, music and chatting with a cuppa.


We would like to thank two services within our community for supporting our Wellness events. Thank you Arts 4 Wellbeing and Handyside’s Holistic’s !