Teachers across the school are beginning to deliver The Present Curriculum within their classes. This is a programme that weaves mindfulness, well-being and neuroscience into activities that take place throughout a school day. It includes seven themes: Here and Now, Focusing, Choosing, Connecting, Human Body, Human Mind and Noticing Change.
The Present incorporates the latest evidence from neuroscience, including new understandings of brain development from the ages of 3-11, and the impact of mindfulness on emotional regulation and learning.
If you would like to know more about the programme, how it is being delivered in your child's classroom and experience some of the activities that they will be doing, please see the videos below from Mrs Mercer-Wilks.
Session 1 gives a brief overview of the neuroscience and themes 1 to 4.
Session 2  includes some activities and information about themes 5 to 6.
If anyone would like to learn more about the curriculum the website is www.thepresentcourses.org.
There is also lots of useful information about the latest research on www.themindfulnessinitiative.org

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