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St Michael's CofE Primary School

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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.

 03/09/20

Homeschooling Treat from John Lewis & Partners Cribbs Causeway

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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.
 

10 days of mindfulness for grounding and relaxation https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2026/mindfulness-calendar-daily-5-minute-activities.pdf

Everybody Worries (click on the title to read the free e-book). https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx  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.

 The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown  https://issuu.com/bloomsburypublishing/docs/thebookofhopes_interactivepdf

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.

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 

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.