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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Within these unfamiliar times it is extremely important to make sure that we are looking after our own mental health and emotional wellbeing as well as those around us.

Here are some activities and websites you can use at home to support your child's wellbeing.

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

These sessions and activities from the PSHE association will help you to understand different feelings and how to support your own and others’ mental health.

Home Learning PSHE Activities

 

‘Power of kindness calendar’ from the Red Cross

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference.  Across the country, there has been an outpouring of kindness and children and young people can play their role too. By understanding what we can all do to help tackle this virus, they’ll gain a sense of stability and resilience. The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts.

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/kindness-calendar

 

‘It’s good to talk’ activities from The Linking Network

Talking about our feelings is so important for our wellbeing.  Here are some resources to help children understand what feelings are. It can also be used to start a great discussion about why we might feel a certain way.

https://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/home-learning-resources/its-good-to-talk/

Coronavirus

Here are a few useful resources to help support you through these challenging times.

In addition to supporting the children during Coronavirus we endeavour to provide support to parents and carers where possible too.

 

‘A Children’s guide to Coronavirus’ by The Children’s Commissioner

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so here is a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

 

Talking to children about Coronavirus - a guide for parents from the Child mind institute

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

World Health Organisation-Helping Children deal with stress during coronavirus

Black History Month

Black History Month…is a time for people to come together and hopefully learn lessons for the present and the future.'

‘It’s a time to honour the commitment to learning and standing united against racism.’ 

‘It is also a time to look forward and celebrate the here and now – and the future possibilities.’ (https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/).  

 

At Earlswood, we are embracing Black History Month as a starting point for exploring, discovering and celebrating Black history, heritage and culture.  

Here are some books you can share with your children at home to promote discussions.

 

EYFS

I Like Myself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTLxkMa0XDk

Not quite snow white

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD1OtB6XzY0&app=desktop

Dream Big Little One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFPIZjv7B8&app=desktop

I believe I can

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Dsarw3ivw&app=desktop

Skin like mine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVPz_2KvJoY

KS1

Not quite Snow White Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD1OtB6XzY0&app=desktop

Mae amount the stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mfdqyBqT8&app=desktop

KS2

Sulwe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m8JvdBZiSE&app=desktop

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4FbgX2-Uck

KS1 and 2

The invisible Web

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1B-gZGdyTo

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