Welcome to our Well-being page. We hope it will be a place to reflect and be mindful with your children. The aim of the page is to share a range of ways in which you can support your child’s mental health and well-being during this time of uncertainty. Children’s mental and physical health are the most important things to cherish and nurture right now; we hope that this page can help you to do that. Talking about feelings and answering questions is the best way to help children to understand what is going on, so feel free to re-visit this page as often as you need to.  

 

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Read this fabulous Social Story for children which explains Corona Virus: social story about coronavirus

Click to watch this short animation about how to connect with friends and family whilst maintaining social distancing

Click here to read another story about Coronavirus, illustrated by author Axel Scheffler 

A story for older children: How to NOT go to School  by  Mr Forde

 

See the latest support information for children and families from Worcestershire NHS Trust:

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Mindful breathing techniques

These are some of the breathing techniques that have been taught in school, prior to our school closure. These techniques are aimed at providing the children with some time to focus and calm if they are feeling upset, worried, angry etc…

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Music and Radio for the mind:

We find that listening to some music, such as the following can bring a sense of calm and happiness:

 

– Miss Jones recommends taking a look at this group of musicians called ‘The Piano Guys’. They do mix-ups of different songs and play them in a range of ways. The videos are always good fun to watch as well!

Try these YouTube links for calm and peaceful music:

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Here are links to songs we use to celebrate and remember our school values:

Hall of Fame by The Script

Make your own kind of music by Paloma Faith

 

Mindful activities:

Here are a selection of activities for you to do at home to keep your mind and body active and healthy:

  1. Cosmic Kids have a huge selection of yoga-based story-telling videos. Click here. 
  2. Five minutes of dancing fun with 5-a-day TV. Click here. 
  3. Discover our world with the National Geographic.
  4. Fun body percussion music sessions. Click here. 

Colouring

Here is a colouring page created by Leanne that you can print and colour together at home.