Day 13 and we’re half way through the week already.
I’m finding that some days seem to drag and then other times, the days are flying by. Things are so unusual at the moment that it’s hard to remember what is ‘normal’. It will be different for all of us; but whatever our normal is, it will be feeling very distant for some of us.
This is a time when we need to be really mindful of how we’re feeling and acknowledge how we are, both physically and mentally.
Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
This link will give you lots of ideas to help you work through negative thoughts or feelings you may be having, as well as anxiety and stress related to Covid-19. It will also give you links to lots of other information such as if you have financial, benefits or housing worries or how to support Under 18s with their mental health.
Domestic Abuse support is still available for anyone who needs it. You do not have to stay in a home with an abusive partner. Latest government advice is given in the link below.
The teachers have all been busy preparing the next home learning grids and packs for your children. Pack 3 is now available. The school website has been updated to make it easier for you to find the grids. When you go the website now, you will see a red ‘Closure Updates’ button, right at the top of the page. If you click on this, you will be taken straight to the links for each year group’s grids. Paper packs can still be collected from the school office. If you cannot get to school, please let one of us know and they can be dropped off.
There is also a link to the YouTube channel where you can listen to familiar members of staff reading stories and poems. If you follow the link then click on the ‘Videos’ tab at the top, you can choose from all of the stories that have been recorded, not just the most recent ones.
10 things to try at home today:
Get cardboard or old sheets and make mermaid’s tails
Write a letter to a neighbour or friend
Make a pretend car from boxes/furniture
Learn a rhyme or poem together
Make paper aeroplanes and see whose goes fastest/furthest
Play Musical Statues
Be superheroes with capes
Make shadow puppets
Put on some classical music and ‘conduct’ the orchestra
Make a space in a room or the garden and just roll around!
Have fun, have a good day and don’t forget to keep in touch.