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.
If you need help explaining to your child what is happening in Ukraine, please click on the link below
Take a look at our virtual Wellbeing Classroom (created by Mrs Mercer). Explore and click on the things within the classroom to access a range of wellbeing ideas, tools and activities.
Well being resource pack
Click here for more information and support from Place to be – Mental health support for parents and carers.
NEW – Well being activities and ideas to support you at home
New – Labelling my emotions
New – My Worry Jar
New – Who am I activity
New – I wish my teacher knew
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:CYP_Health_Guide (4)
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…
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:
Here are links to songs we use to celebrate and remember our school values:
Here are a selection of activities for you to do at home to keep your mind and body active and healthy:
- Cosmic Kids have a huge selection of yoga-based story-telling videos. Click here.
- Five minutes of dancing fun with 5-a-day TV. Click here.
- Discover our world with the National Geographic.
- Fun body percussion music sessions. Click here.
Here is a colouring page created by Leanne that you can print and colour together at home.
Why we sleep at night.
Light helps us know when to sleep and when to be awake. When we open our eyes in the morning, sunlight lets our brain know it is time to wake up. As day turns to night, our brain makes a chemical called melatonin that makes us sleepy. Melatonin is a key regulator of our body clock and is what makes us feel tired at the correct time of day.
In order to help your child feel sleepy in the evening here are some things you can do to help your child get a good night’s sleep.