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St Michael's CofE Primary School

- Let Your Light Shine -

Wellbeing

During the current period of school closure, we want to support parents and their families in whatever way we can. One of the concerns you may have is how to answer children's questions about coronavirus. You may also be worried about your children's (or your own) mental health and general wellbeing. On this page we will aim to bring together various advice, information and strategies to help you. 

Please contact the school by email if there is anything you particularly want advice about.

School Health Nurse Service

The School Health Nurse service is available for support at this uncertain time. Although they are not running face-to-face interventions at present, the team are offering support and advice on emotional health concerns that young people may experience during the Covid 19 crisis.

Call the School Health Nursing Team and have a confidential chat on:
01454 862 441

Watch the video produced by the school nurses team.
 

NEW THIS WEEK  11/05/2020

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

Everybody Worries (click on the title to read the free e-book). 

Written and illustrated by Jon Burgerman  In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus.  Everybody Worries offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.

This Meaningful May Calendar has daily actions for May 2020 to help us respond to this global crisis with a sense of purpose and meaning. Download as an image for sharing or a PDF for printing.

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/meaningful-may

 

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 The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

iSingPOP Show

Calling all Popstars! Welcome to the brand new iSingPOP Show. Join us every Friday at 11.30am for a show packed full of energy, laughter and dancing. In this weeks episode we are exploring the wonders of the amazing word joy.

Episode 1: Learn the dance-moves to "Joy", one of our favourite songs, from 6 minutes

Advice and information

Advice for parents, carers and people that work with children and young people: this is a really useful document that provides an overview. It's quite long, but is a good starting point. Click on the link in the text above to access this.

Music 
Music making makes you feel good, especially if you do it with others.  Please use the links below to access the Music Home Learning and Music and Performance Showcase pages on the school website.  There are a range of suggestions and activities for all children.  The ones on Charanga/Wumu  are organised into year groups.  Logins have been put on dojo.  
Remember you can send me your child's music - photos or videos so that I can respond to them.  Please contact me via one of my school dojo messages if you would like me to add you to the Performance and Music Sharing group.  You will then be able to message them to me through that.  Another way would be to email them to me at Fiona.Murray@stmichaelssg.org.uk.
Take care and I hope your children enjoy making music.
Mrs Murray

Ideas and resources to promote wellbeing

 Some activities to help keep up a routine.

DO some SINGING 

https://www.stmichaelssg.co.uk/our-learning/creativity-and-enrichment/curriculum-page-example-1-1-1-1-2/isingpop 

https://twitter.com/RobGMacfarlane/status/1252839670280421376?s=20

9:00 PE with Joe Wicks: live get them all here.  here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

9:30 Radio blogging: interactive on-line English lesson with legend Pie Corbett

https://radioblogging.net/index.php/2020/03/31/wednesday-1st-april/

Times tables practise e.g. using times table rockstars

Spelling Practise/ Handwriting please see class pages

Afternoon: Go outside for exercise 

Here's a link to a local permanent orienteering course.

https://www.southglos.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/countryside/countryside-get-involved/three-brooks-orienteering-trail/

Something creative please see Music and Art pages on this site   

https://www.stmichaelssg.co.uk/our-learning/creativity-and-enrichment/curriculum-page-example-1-1-1-1-2-1/art-home-learning

Please support music education and  instrument teachers by taking up offers of on-line lessons if you can.

Drop Everything And Read (or listen to an audiobook or watch authors online)

https://www.stmichaelssg.co.uk/reading-for-pleasure

 

 

Support 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-early-years-foundation-stage-ks1-feeling-better/zm2st39.

A collection of clips presented by Dr Radha Moghil that explore a whole range of feelings and emotions, as well as providing talking points and tools to feel better.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/lifebabble-help-me-out

A collection of pages with information and short clips on "asking for help" with e.g. anger,  loneliness and depression.  For years 5, 6 and above.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=473&v=U3nT2KDAGOc&feature=emb_title

Want a boost?  Try this educational and uplifting short film that asks: What are your character strengths or super powers? Do you have a Growth Mindset? Are you being mindful? How do you want to be?   

The Science of Character (8min "Cloud Film")

 "Everybody is a a star they just need to learn how to shine"