We are trying to find out how parents and children are feeling about the work we have been giving out on our website, please follow this link to fill in a survey, https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XZ3FYWM Thanks in advance Mr Bevan
General resources have moved to it’s own tab under classes to make this easier to access and grow.
A really lovely Social Story for younger ones to help them to understand the current situation http://www.nottinghamschoolstrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Covid-19-Story-for-kids.pdf
A message from Dr Who about wellbeing… https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/1242783288571211776
In the current climate, it is only natural that children will have more screen time. Now, more than ever it is important to know what games/ apps your child(ren) is playing on and any potential problems that this may have. See: nationalonlinesafety.com/guidesStay safe, Mr Bevan
Dear Parents & Carers of Carrington Primary School. A message about children’s Wellbeing at this confusing time: You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your children. You might have high hopes of hours of learning, including online activities, science experiments, and book reports. You’ll limit technology until everything is done! But here’s the thing… Our children are just as concerned and worried as we may be right now. Our children not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety. They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for a few weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer break, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends. Over the coming weeks, you will see an increase in behaviour issues with your children. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally – it will happen. You may see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks. This is normal and expected under these circumstances. What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved. To feel like it’s all going to be ok. And that might mean that you tear up your perfect schedule and push your love on to your kids a bit more. Play outside and go on walks? Bake cookies and paint pictures? Play board games and watch movies? Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo on-line? Start a book and read together as a family? Snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing for a while? Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single child is in this boat and they all will be ok! When we are back in the classroom, we will all work hard to get this back on track and meet them where they are. Teachers are experts at this! Don’t get upset with your children because they don’t want to do work all day or follow a schedule every day and all week. If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills. And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during their weeks away from school is long gone. So, keep that in mind, every single day. Stay safe and take care of each other. All of the staff, Carrington Primary School
Let’s brighten up our streets and communities while we are at home. Draw/paint/collage a picture and stick it in your front room or front bedroom window for everyone to see.
It will give us something to look at and talk about if we are able to go out for a walk. Your neighbours will have something cheerful to see from their windows. Hopefully it will create some smiles