As a school, we know that this is an anxious and unsettling time for us all, particularly our children, who may be struggling to process the changes around us. As lock down is eased, we know that this can induce further anxiety around remaining safe and at this time we feel it is important to support the mental health and well-being of our children.
Alongside the fantastic resources and stories provided by Mrs Foster, our school learning mentor, there will be a selection of activities and ideas available each week, including mindfulness, relaxation and yoga (all activities we have engaged in as a school previously).
The document below has a range of helpful activities to help children to feel more secure and encourage them to deal with their emotions in a positive way.
I hope you find these resources useful.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further advice or support.
This week we are focusing on looking after our bodies and minds, as well as good hand washing technique so that we can embed it into our regular routine!
Well-being at home (this week's activities are suitable for children in all 4 classes as they are outcome based and so older children will need to make further considerations about what keeps them healthy and will make want to discuss this in more detail)
This week we are focusing on our feelings and emotions and how to identify them. There are various activities and you should find something that supports your child.
This week we are continuing to work on our feelings and emotions.
This week we are looking at dealing with change- these activities will be useful for ongoing use as children begin to think ahead to transition to new classes and schools