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Leighton Primary School

PSHE & Wellbeing

                                                                 

It is Mental Health Awareness week from 18th-24th May with the theme being 'Kindness'.

You will find more information about this week here https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

There are some resources at the bottom of this page to support learning about mental health. There is a list of acts of kindness that you and your child could consider doing too.

PSHE Lessons Online

BBC Live Lessons - Wellbeing 'Live Lesson' from the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/growth-mindset-and-wellbeing-lesson/z4g4382

Resources to Support Wellbeing at Home

Keeping a journal and doing daily exercise can help us to look after our wellbeing. You can download a free Wellbeing Journal and take part in some 15-minute exercises, created by Nuffield Health here www.nuffieldhealth.com/kidswellbeing

Singing and dancing are also a great way to help us feel happy. Spread The Happiness have shared their Nursery Rhymes and Dough Disco videos for free, here: https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/free-tv-happy-links/

Yoga and Meditation can help children to relax and stay calm. Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on YouTube has free videos aimed at children aged 3+.

PSHE Challenges - Cambridgeshire PSHE Service have created some PSHE challenges, here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/challenges which you can use as conversation starters as a family when talking about how the coronavirus has impacted our lives in different ways and how it will be remembered in the future.

The PSHE Association has created a guide for parents and carers who are educating children at home. You can download the pack here: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/guide-parents-and-carers-educating-children-home

Their website also contains a 'coronavirus hub' which they are adding content to regularly. https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content/coronavirus-hub 

You can access free meditation activities at https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath and at https://www.headspace.com/covid-19

Wellbeing for Children and Families

More materials have been added to support schools and families with children’s wellbeing on the Home Learning Hub here: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/wellbeing

There’s now a section called ‘Explaining the coronavirus to young children’ with resources including a new book by Nosy Crow, illustrated by Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo); as well as the Children’s Commissioner’s Guide to Coronavirus.

There is also a wonderful resource, created by Strengthening Minds, an organisation based in London.  The Strengthening Minds Guide to Staying Home…In Style is a brilliant resource full of ideas, games, activities and resources for families with young children including a section on wellbeing and mindfulness.

There are new things being added to the website all the time, and it can be hard to keep up. So a section called ‘Recently-added’ has been created on the landing page which will tell you what’s been uploaded in the last few days: https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning/hub