Thank you letter
Dear Parents and Carers,
From all of us at Mount Pleasant, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for supporting YoungMinds #HelloYellow day held on 8th October 2021 for World Mental Health Day.
We all struggle with how we're feeling sometimes and it's normal to have ups and downs. This year might have felt a little more down than up. But it's the little things that have got us through it - the morning walks, singing in the shower, the perfect cuppa, that Netflix show that got us all buzzing, the bestie who makes you LOL and the teacher who has your back.
By supporting #HelloYellow this World Mental Health Day, you have done a little thing to make a BIG difference to young people's mental health.
We had an amazing day filled with joy and colour, raising an incredible £280.90 for YoungMinds.
With 3 children in every classroom with a mental health problem, YoungMinds is leading the fight to see a future where all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
Thank you so much for your support.
If you would like to learn more about YoungMinds please visit: www.youngminds.org.uk
PSHE Booklist and overview
Recommended books to support PSHE
Here are a list of books linked to our themes covered in PSHE within school. This list is not exhaustive.
Family and Relationships
The Family book by Todd Parr (suitable for all ages)
We are family by Patricia Heggarty (suitable for all ages)
Once there were giants by Martin Waddell (younger children)
Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney (younger children)
I am living in two homes by Garcelle Beauvais (all ages)
Dad David, Baba Chris and Me by Ed Merchant (all ages)
The Suitcase kid by Jacqueline Wilson (7-11 years, KS2)
Walls by Emma Fischel (9-11 years old)
Diversity and Differences
The Invisible by Tom Percival (ages 3 upwards)
Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson (3-7 year olds)
Elmer by David McKee (3-7 years old)
This is our house by Michael Rosen (3-7 years old)
It’s ok to be different by Todd Parr (all ages)
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae (3-7 years old)
Emotional well-being, feelings and identity
The Tell me tree by Karen Inglis and Anne Swift (3-7 years old)
The Huge Bag of worries by Virgina Ironside (3-7 years old)
Pass it on by Sophie Henn (2-5 years old)
Ask first Monkey by Juliet Clare Bell (3-7 years old)
The Same Inside:poems about empathy and friendship by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens and Matt Goodfellow (7-11 years old)
Charlie Starr by Terry Milne (5-7 years old)
Angry Arthur by Haiwyn Oram (3-7 year olds)
Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola (5-10 years)
Julian is a mermaid by Jessica Love (7-9 years old)
Dogs don’t do ballet by Anna Kemp (6-9 years old)
No matter what by Debbie Gliori (3-7 years old)
The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders (7-11 years old)
Butterfly Brain by Laura Doskrill (10-11 year olds)
Change and transition
Let’s talk about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends by Robie Haris (age 4-11 years old)
What’s happening to me (boys) by Alex Frith (Year 4 - Year 6)
What’s happening to me (girls) by Susan Meredith (as above)
How did I begin? By Nick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Year 5 and 6)
Keeping safe and Managing risk
We’re going on a Bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury (ages 3-7)
Germs are not for sharing by Elizabeth Verdick (age 6-9 years old)
Leave me alone by Kes Gray (year 3 and above)
Dreams and aspirations
I can’t do that yet by Esther Pia Cordova (KS1)
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jefferes (3-7 years old)
Earl Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5NH