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Reception Update

We're excited to share with you the wonderful journey our Reception students have been on as they explore the important concept of emotional regulation. In our unit of inquiry, we've delved into understanding and managing our emotions, laying the foundation for a supportive and harmonious learning environment.

Throughout this unit, our young learners have engaged in a variety of activities and strategies designed to prepare their minds and bodies for learning. One of the key discoveries our students made is that each of them possesses unique strategies that work best for them in regulating their emotions. From deep breathing exercises to stretching routines, they've explored what helps them feel calm and focused.

A highlight of our mornings is the "Kimochis" check-in, where students have the opportunity to articulate how they're feeling and why. This practice not only encourages self-awareness, but also fosters empathy and understanding among peers as they learn to recognise and respect each other's emotions.

As the week draws to a close, we come together to share a cup of tea and reflect on how we've felt throughout the week. This ritual provides a supportive space for students to express themselves openly and celebrate their achievements, no matter how big or small. Through this shared experience, our students learn the value of communication and connection in building a strong sense of community.

We're thrilled to see how these activities and strategies have supported our students in growing, caring and learning together successfully. By nurturing their emotional wellbeing, we're not only laying the groundwork for academic success, but also equipping them with essential life skills that will serve them well into the future.

Laura Benger and Melissa Robson
Reception Teachers - St Peters Campus