Coronavirus - Suitable for all Year Groups
We have been receiving lots of ideas and activities to support families during this period.
Huge thanks go to our friend Sofie, Medway Council Public Health Team's Child Health Programme Manager.
We will share them here (and add to this as we get more come in) but please do not feel that you have to use them - they are optional / supportive ideas that might be useful...
**NEW** - In preparation for September and the changes to the 'normal' school set-up, click here for a lovely, short story, written by teachers, in order to reassure our young people that things may be different but they will be safe in their bubble.
A challenge from our Pastoral Team
We are all missing you lots!
The Pastoral Team have set you a special challenge to create a book all about yourself. Click here to see the challenge.
From Mrs Flain, Mrs Johnson and Miss Thomas
Ideas to support family wellbeing
Here is a 5 Ways to Wellbeing poster.
Here is a link to the Young Minds webpage which has a lot of resources to support positive mental health while self-isolating https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/
Here is a link to the BBC's Tiny, Happy People website which has ideas and activities to try https://r1.dmtrk.net/3YNL-146QV-E52M8NQMC1/cr.aspx
Here is some advice from the Department of Education around how to help your child with their learning at home https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19.
Click here for a 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule task to complete with the children. It includes some opportunities for reflection on how children and parents are feeling and explores your child's emotional wellbeing in the context of lockdown.
Here is a link to advice for parents when dealing with stress and anxiety at home during the pandemic.
Medway Children and Young People's Team has put together a Covid-19 bulletin, which contains lots of useful information for children who may be struggling during this time - including activities to promote emotional wellbeing and contacts for further support. Click here to access.
The following website is useful for supporting parents and children using Positive Parenting strategies and top tips - https://www.triplep-parenting.uk.net/uk-en/triple-p/?cdsid=dp7h8hs09rm4i30b6aj2u4lug5.
Please visit our Wellbeing page - Curriculum - Health - Wellbeing for lots of additional activities and information to support children and families at this time.
Ideas to support physical exercise and fitness
Click here for create your own Fitness Log.
Here are some ideas to design your own Haka Dance!
Here are some yoga poses to practise with your child.
Resources to support healthy eating
Here is a grow-your-own project initiated by Medway Council. Although this initiative would have originally provided children with the seeds for growing lettuces, the project contains useful planting and growing tips, as well as healthy eating recipes and project sheets.
You can find an activity for Mindful Eating by clicking here.
Resources to support with sleep
Resources to help explain about the Coronavirus
Click here for an e-book about the virus.
Click here for Dave the Dog - a book about Coronavirus published by School Nursing.
Click on this link to access Children's Guide to Coronavirus, published by the Children's Commissioner https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdf
Here is an e-book entitled 'Where did Everyone Go?' to help explain the lockdown situation.
Here is a short cartoon about 'lockdown' called Time to Come in, Bear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_SsZFYw0w&app=desktop
Here is a link to an e-book about Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/
Medway Library Service
Medway Library Service have been super busy putting this really comprehensive list together of on-line activities and learning opportunities. It is really great and could keep you and your families busy for YEARS! Please click here to view