Dear Parent/Guardian

At this time of uncertainty, many organisations are pulling together to share resources and offer support where possible. Please find listed below resources that you may find useful. Please feel free to share these resources with as many of your friends and family outside of our school community. Please continue to check our Facebook page and resources on the School Website and don’t hesitate to contact us on the: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any immediate concerns about your child’s work or wellbeing.

 I trust that you are keeping well.

 Take Care

 Mrs E Beckett

 

The Bloom Resource Library website:

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/partnerships/bloom-resource-library/

Please find attached, some guidance on how to have conversations about Covid-19 with young people, and provide reassurance during these challenging times:

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/blog/how-to-have-an-open-conversation-with-young-people-about-coronavirus/

You will also find some guidance at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Childnet Launch Online Safety Activities You Can do From Home. As children spend more time at home and are going to be online more than ever, Childnet have pulled together a list of easy-to-use resources.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/keeping-children-happy-and-safe-online-during-covid-19

Action for Children have also made us aware of a free website with great stories for children aged 8-11 years. www.mywellread.com with the aim of building resilience during these challenging times. 

 

iNEQE has provided some really good free materials to help children understand what Covid-19 is  -

As the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic develops further young people in your care will begin studying at home. The virus has brought monumental change to how we teach and care for children and young people.

The virus presents a particular challenge for a lot of younger children as they adapt to new social distancing measures and forms of learning.

To support different forms of learning, we have prepared a short animation, a story book and an activity that supports you to tackle misinformation and help children understand Coronavirus.

The aim of these resources is to be informative and reduce heightened levels of anxieties about the ongoing pandemic.

Animation & Story Book Explaining the Coronavirus to Children:

Video resource that can be used to explain Coronavirus to children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) -  using Images and Makaton: