Day 33 – It’s Thursday and we are almost at the end of term.
I expect everyone is feeling exhausted. I am certainly ready for a bit of a rest, and my children need some time off from home schooling. We have a bank holiday on Monday and the rest of the week is our half term break. It’s looking like the weather will be good, so that’s a bonus. Term 6 starts on the 1st June and it will be the start of the next phase for Castle Hill during these strange times. We are looking forward to seeing pupils from Years R, 1 and 6 alongside the children who have been coming in already.
I am seeing in the news how crowded our beaches are becoming, now that people are allowed to travel to exercise. This makes it really difficult for the people who live locally to get out safely for fresh air and exercise. It is getting more difficult to keep socially distanced from strangers. All we can do is ‘stay alert’ and keep washing our hands regularly and thoroughly. Here are some ideas to help safely recreate a day at the beach at home:
Get some sheets to flap to pretend they are the waves and jump in
Put on your swimming stuff, suncream and a hat. Put up a parasol if you’ve got one
Have an ice cream factory – go mad with the toppings and sprinkles
Have a water fight with water pistols, plastic bottles, water balloons/bombs
Get out the beach towels, rugs, deckchairs etc
If you have a sand pit, wet the sand and make sandcastles
Make ice lollies with squash or juice or freeze fromage frais tubes
Get out the paddling pool or baby bath or washing up bowl and the bath toys. Try Water Bucket relay: Give each child a plastic cup or spoon, and have them run to the water, fill their carrying implement, and race to empty it in a bucket. First to fill their bucket wins.
Play games like volleyball, Frisbee, limbo, tug of war or bat and ball. Don’t forget you can use a balloon if you are in a small space.
Make a picnic and eat it in the garden
Have some fun in the sun!
#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service.
Go to www.kentcht.nhs.uk/school-health or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information.
Don’t forget that Sharon and I are here to help;
Thinking of you all, Emma