Easter holidays begin on Saturday 23rd March and end on Sunday 7th April. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 8th April. Don't forget to order your lunches online.

Ninian Park Primary School


Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing activities and ideas

Wellbeing Wednesday - Week 2

Wellbeing Wednesday - Week 1

Designed to Smile - June 2020

Poster to promote exercise



Can you create a poster to promote our Virtual Sports Day?

Think about how exercise can help us feel better physically and emotionally; but also consider how we have to stay safe during lockdown.


Sports Day activities will be put onto the website ready for the start on Tuesday 19th May at 09:00 and will end for digital submissions on Friday 22nd May at 12:00 (lunchtime).  Pupils will need to send photos or videos of them taking part in an actvitiy to their teachers via Seesaw.  For every activity that you send in, you will get 5 points for your house.  There will be bronze, silver and gold certificates if you take part, depending on how many activities you take part in.


We will try to put together a video of the submissions to celebrate the event; so please remember to tell your teacher if you want to be included.



How does exercise affect your body?



Draw an outline of your body and label how each part feels when you wake up in the morning.

Now do some exercise - e.g.  go for a walk, do some skipping, kick a football with your family, do jumping jacks.

Draw another body picture (or use a different colour pen).  Write down how parts of your body feel now. How do your emotions change when you have exercised?


Exercising should make you feel good. Next time you need cheering up try some exercise!




Hop, skip, jump

Going for the same walk everyday can begin to lose its appeal.  Why not ask your parent if you can cheer up your neighbours with a chalk obstacle course?  Use chalk (or a soft stone that will not leave permanent damage) to draw a path for daily exercisers to enjoy.   Mrs Morris used to draw these on the playground with chalk.  What was your favourite thing to do?  You can add star jumps, hopscotch, walking backwards, etc.  Remember to get permission, keep your participants safe and away from the road.




Cloud spotting

Have you ever noticed familiar shapes in the clouds?


If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, lie back on a blanket and see what shapes you can spot in the clouds.  If not, look out of a window.  Can you explain what you see to someone else? Can they see it too?


Remember, you won't be able to lay down in parks at the moment, but you could still spot them when out walking (as long as you keep an eye on where you're going).




Meaningful May calendar

Kids' cooking recipes


67 Recipes

Get fussy little eaters into the kitchen and turn them into little chefs with our easy and fun cooking projects. They'll love tasting their handiwork, too!



BBC Teach - Feeling Better

In this series of short films Dr Radha Moghil explores a range of feelings and emotions, as well as providing talking points and tools for feeling better. 



BBC Teach - The Growth Mindset and Wellbeing Lesson



Watch a special interactive lesson promoting emotional wellbeing and encouraging a growth mindset in primary pupils.


If you're not sure what Growth Minset is, so you are not sure if this lesson is for you, check out Carol Dweck's TED talk about the power of believing that you can improve -



What makes Me, Me?

And Other Interesting Questions – Fun and engaging shrot films exploring fundamental philosophical concepts through everyday quesitons that children ask, and adults often struggle to answer. 



Disability Sport Wales



Together with their partner Admiral, Disability Sport Wales is launching their new campaign #PlayTogether.  They are asking pupils of all ages to design your own tshirt.  Tag them in your picture and show them what #PlayTogether means to you!  The deadline is May 4th 2020 and the winner will receive a visit from a Paralympian at school and their design printed on a tshirt for their whole class.  


This is a great opportunity to show how much we value each other and the inclusive nature of our school and community.  So why not give it a go and after you've sent it in, why not share your entries via Seesaw too.


For more information try one of on the links below





IINSTAGRAM - disability_sport_wales


Good luck Ninian Park.

A selection of ideas from our staff - 

  • Wake up shake up dancing (for early Foundation Phase, Boogie Babies on YouTube)
  • Joe Wicks will be hosting a live PE lesson on his YouTube channel from Monday 23rd March 
  • Mindfulness - lots of videos for children on YouTube, colouring sheets from Twinkl that you can print off, or draw for yourself.
  • Make an obstacle course in the garden/living room (check with an adult first)
  • If able to go outside - take a walk to local shops/park with a grown-up. Challenge yourselves to find a new route to a familiar place. How are you making sure you are safe on this route?
  • Write a letter or draw a picture to send to someone in self-isolation.
  • Start a photograph album - talk about when the photo was taken and why.  Add in some favourite mementos.
  • Start a height chart and record how much you are growing.
  • Take time every day to talk and listen to someone in your household without any distractions such as the TV or computers being on.
  • Design a healthy meal menu for you and your family. 
  • Help prepare the family meal and talk about where the food comes from.
  • Make fruit kebabs or a fruit salad.
  • Plant some seeds or vegetables, discuss what they need to grow. Help to care for them every day.
  • Help put the shopping away. Can you identify the foods high in fat/sugar/salt? Which foods give them energy and which are used to build muscle/repair?  What shapes are the packages?
  • Look at the labels on fresh foods and see what countries they come from. Find these countries on a map of the world. Talk about the journey they have taken to get to your house. Is the weather different there? How?

Are you ready to get moving with Oti Mabuse?


Oti Mabuse teaches us dances via her YouTube channel

Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse has teamed up with her husband Marius Iepure and co-star Karen Hauer and her partner to create free online classes for both adults and kids during the coronavirus pandemic – and she’s having a whale of a time.



Cosmic Kids Yoga


Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!  Jamie aims to help your kids become stronger, calmer and wiser through yoga, mindfulness and action stories that kids move along to (e.g. Frozen, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Moana, Trolls, etc).  There is also the Zen Den for calm times; Peace Out for peaceful bedtimes, as well as the Yoga Pose Universe or Yoga Disco if you want to be more active.  Why not take a look?



Active Coping Calendar - April 2020

Childline calming activities for kids






Play Hooray

Go Noodle

Here is a mindfulness diary page to help your child record their thoughts and feelings.

Shonette Bason-Wood live Dough Disco and Play based Story Challenge daily

Kelly Forrest-Mackay - Iechyd a Lles / Health and Wellbeing

Mae Kelly Forrest-Mackay Dirprwy Bennaeth, Ysgol Gynradd St Illtyd yn ddisgrifio'r Maes Dysgu a Phrofiad Iechyd a Lles Kelly Forrest-Mackay, Deputy Headteach...

Kindness and well-being videos


Below are some video clips that we have used to show children how being kind and "passing it forward" can make the world a better place.  As Ghandi said - 


“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing.

It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that

doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come

from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Simple Acts of Kindness

This heart-warming video was composed to help us remember the true meaning of life - love, compassion and service. There is beauty all around us... Composed ...

Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motio...