Hygge Week Remember, this week it’s Hygge Week: At Longnor we work really hard but understand that this is not the only skill that our children will need throughout their lives. Enabling them to understand ways to relax and giving them strategies to cope with different feelings and emotions will also help them to move from strength to strength. After the success of last years Hygge week, we are planning to continue this work for the first week back after Christmas. The whole school will be looking at the Danish idea of Hygge (hue-guh). The Oxford dictionary defines it as ‘A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being’. We are planning to give the children time to get cosy, really get stuck into a book and discuss contentment. This time will also be used to discus pupils’ own needs and why sometimes life can be stressful or cause worry. We will be talking about strategies that they can use if they feel this way. In each class we will set up an area for children to bring in a cushion or blanket if they wish to settle down. The discussions will take place in this calm environment. Pupils will have time to read a good book each day. The book needs to be one that they will enjoy. If they get any for Christmas they are welcome to bring in one of these, named. For this activity, it doesn’t need to be a book that is really stretching them, reading for pleasure and relaxation is key in this instance and having a hard book can sometimes put a child off. The blankets and cushions can be brought into school on Wednesday 5th and will be sent home on Friday 7th. If you have any donations of blankets/ cushions that you no longer need or can donate for the week (in which case they need to be clearly named) they would be gratefully received. Thank you for the fantastic feedback from last year and continued support in teaching your child as a whole child.