Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5DQ

bromptonoffice@thewestbrooktrust.org

01634 844152

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 

Please click here and here for advice on supporting your family during this period of lockdown. 

Please click here for advice around dealing with anxiety and here for advice around supporting your child should their behaviour change during this unsettling time. 

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

Click here for 'A Letter to My Older Self' task, exploring emotional wellbeing during these unprecedented times.  Letter templates are here and here. 

Please click here for learning related to self-care and growing and here for resources. 

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!

And here, here and here are some more materials about Street Dance (or should we call it Living Room dancing?!) 

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.

Change 4 Life have some fantastic resources on Healthy Eating, which can be found by clicking here, here and here.

 

Resources to support with sleep

we all know that unsettling times can alter our sleep patterns. Here is some information  about how to support good sleep routines and click here for some facts about 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