Mrs Anderson teaches a curriculum called Paw B to the children in KS2. The Paws B curriculum is for children aged 7 -11 and is offered formally as a series of PSHE lessons, and informally through integrating the learning and practice of mindfulness in all National Curriculum subjects and in the children’s everyday lives.
Why does Mrs Anderson believe the children in KS2 should take the Paws B lessons?
- It promotes well-being
- It offers knowledge and skills applicable to the child’s life
- It can be individually tailored to suit each child
- It extends the thinking skills learning which is promoted in the national curriculum such as neuroscience and metacognition
- It helps children understand themselves better
- It helps them to be resilient and resourceful when life is challenging
- Skills and understanding can be available throughout their school life and beyond
What will the children learn?
- They learn about parts of the brain known through neuroscience evidence to be impacted by mindfulness practice
- Ways to steady themselves when their mind/body is busy or out of balance
- Ways to respond rather than react – and therefore take best care of themselves
- Ways to relate to their thinking processes and how these impact their emotions and body state
- Ways that mindfulness can support them in all the activities and relationships of their lives