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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson's coronavirus cartoon!
Using the rainbow below you can identify the kind of help you need..
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.