At Crackley Bank Primary School, wellbeing is an important part of our ethos. Making sure all of our children, their families and our staff have support to look after their health is vital to us. If you have any questions, need some advice or just want to talk, please get in touch. Please find information and advice below to help you further.
'Good Days in Unusual Times'. This link provides a short story and thinking time for you and your child to discuss the different things that are happening at the moment and also to give you some good ideas on what you could do next. Do not hesitate to contact us at school if you need further support.
This week we are embracing all things wellbeing. This will include three main areas:
The Science side of being healthy - Eating well
The Physical side of being healthy - Staying Active
The Emotional side of being healthy - Healthy Minds.
For EYFS children have a look at the following information for more support.
Whether at home or school, we can still celebrate International Olympic Day. Held annually on 23 June, Olympic Day celebrates getting active and living the Olympic Values. Move, learn, discover and share to win with our #OlympicDay challenges! The Get Set Website will help you with ideas.
StarLine is a new and updating service available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. It offers free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.
What we can do to help ourselves and each other?
FREE homeschooling workbook - 20 x positive mental health & wellbeing fun activity worksheets for boys & girls.
Covid Fact Sheet for Parents - Lots of information for you to support your child and your own mental health.
Chartwells have created a youtube channel which will give you some healthy snacks to create at home. Which one will you make first? Click below to be directed to their channel.
Click on the link below for CBBC Newsround. Super for regular news updates for children:
From Speech and language advice, feeding to parent well being.
Support for the Mind - Keep Your Brain Healthy!
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.
Have a look at this well being menu. You can access it here, or you can find the links on each picture below them. We think some of these ideas are lovely
Further Support for Parenting
Setting up a successful home learning environment and creating a routine can be challenging. Here you can find an article written by teachers, sharing their tips about creating a timetable for learning at home:www.theschoolrun.com/home-learning-timetables-for-coronavirus-school-closures
Exercise for Adults
If you find online videos helpful for exercising at home, why not visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/ as a starting point.
If you have limited mobility, or if you are new to home exercise, you could consider using one of these chair-based exercises here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/
Further support for parents online
Here are some more websites that you might find helpful for supporting children when schools are closed:
Think you Know - online safety
Action for Happiness:
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust 24/7 Crisis Care Centre
0300 123 0907 (Option 1)
Connecting with the natural world is proven to have a positive impact on our mental health. Why not try one of these activities with your child/ren?