Christ the King Catholic Primary School

We love, aspire and serve with Christ our King

Christ the King Catholic Primary School

We love, aspire and serve with Christ our King

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Welcome Back!


Hi Everyone, it's Mr. Canning.


It's been great to see everyone back at school over the last couple of weeks, lots of smiley faces coming through the school gates and applying your hand gel on the way in. I'm so proud of everyone getting used to the new routines that we have in school to keep each other safe. 


You should all be proud of yourselves too. I know it's a really tricky thing to get back into routines, especially new ones, and adapt so quickly and sensibly. It is really important that we carry on doing what we are doing, including:


- Hand gel on arriving at and leaving school.

- Only bringing essential belongings to school like water bottles and lunch boxes. No pencil cases,        bags, toys etc. 

- Keeping in our own bubble at all times during the school day and keeping distanced from anyone        who we don't live with outside of school.


By continuing to follow these things we will keep each other safe in school. 



Anna Freud
National Centre for Children & Families


Coronavirus Advice - Young People

Self Care Summer - Booklet


Self care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing.


This pack is from the Anna Freud Centre for Children & Young People website. It contains lots of different strategies that can be used, remember though, what works for you might not work for your friend. There are activities, self care plans and signposting information for other agencies should you need them. 



Mindful Activities


As we all know, mindful activities can help us to focus on the here and now if we are worried, anxious or scared about anything. Try out a couple of the activities below, you might need a grown up to help you with some!

Five Finger Breathing - A simple guided breathing exercise for kids

In this video I walk you through a super simple breathing exercise that you can teach to the children or young people in your care!

Relax & Breathe - Do Nothing for 10 Minutes

For 10 minutes, do nothing but breathe. Clear your head, meditate, be free of worries for ten whole minutes!

News Sources


Below there are two links so you can access child-friendly news sources. Remember, if you see anything you are scared or worried about, you should tell a grown up straight away. 


The BBC Newsround website is a really colourful, child friendly source of reliable information. There is a section that is only about Coronavirus if that's what you want to see. 

The First News website is who we get the Newspapers off in school that are in some class libraries. Similarly to the BBC Newsround website, it has a lot of information and reliable news that is child friendly.

Keeping Active


It's great to see so many of you staying active during this time at home and this can have a really positive impact on our overall mental health and wellbeing. I have loved keeping up to date with @CTKLiverpoolPE and  have seen that a lot of you are having a go at Mr. Brady's challenges which you've tried really hard with. 


Below, there are another couple of links with different ideas of how to keep active either from home or when you're out and about with family for your daily exercise.

Here's some examples of children from our school keeping active!

Keeping Active at CTK!

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Mr. Brady's video from twitter!



When we are all in school we follow a strict routine, when we're at home some of those routines aren't the same, remember, that's ok!


When we're at home we need to make sure that as well as doing our work that has been set by class teachers that we are making time in our day to talk to the people in our houses about how we are feeling, getting some exercise, eating well, staying hydrated and most importantly, have some fun!

Check these '25 Fun Indoor Activities' out that you can try with your family!

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

by Kate Wilson, Elizabeth Jenner, Nia Roberts & Axel Scheffler

The Gruffalos stayed in the Gruffalo cave...


Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson's coronavirus cartoon!

What kind of help do I need?


Using the rainbow below you can identify the kind of help you need..

Who Can help in school?


Physical - If you are hurt or feel unwell in school there are lots of people who can help you. Lots of the adults in school have trained as first aiders.  During the school day this usually means a visit to the office at lunchtime all of our lunchtime supervisors have been trained.


Wellbeing - Sometimes we might feel sad, tired or unsure how we feel.  We can always talk to one of the adults in school, your Class Teachers and Learning Support Assistants will know you best, but you can talk to anyone you trust.  Mr Canning is our Mental Health Ambassador and can usually be found on the yard or in the library at lunchtimes.


Learning - Sometimes we feel like we need help with our work in class. You can speak to your class teacher or one of the Learning Support Team. You might want to go to speak to Mrs Pooke in the butterfly room or have a chat with Mr Delaney in his office.


Social and Emotional -  What if you’ve fallen out with your friends or you are worried about a family member or anything else you are worried about.. You can pop your name inside one of the bubbles outside of class if you want an adult to speak to you.  You can put your worry inside the worry monster or the worry box in class.  You might want to go and see what books and advice we might have in the butterfly room or speak to Mrs Pooke or Mr Canning.




You can talk to Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you're in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.

School Values

  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama
  • Aspire not to have more but to be more. - St Oscar Romero
  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - St Theresa of Calcutta
  • Forgiveness says you are given another change to make a new beginning. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. - Albert Einstein