On Good Friday, former headteacher and diocesan schools adviser Sue Bowen will lead a workshop for children online at 9.30am. She'll be broadcasting from her garden and kitchen, helping children to think about making their own crosses and reflecting on what Jesus's crucifixion means for them. The workshop will be available on the Portsmouth Diocese Youtube channel.
Why not have a go as a family at this Easter quiz kindly shared by Portsmouth Young Carers?
I will post the answers next week.
If you child is feeling a little more worried than usual then watch this story together. It talks about making and using worry dolls with children. Have a listen to the story together and then see if you can make your own worry dolls, all you need is a stick and some coloured wool or string!
Here are a few ideas to help:
Listen and Acknowledge- Let your child talk about their feelings and ask you any questions. It's good to talk!
Provide clear information about the situation- Explain what is being done to keep us all safe.
Be aware of your own reactions: remain calm, show them how you react to stress in a calm way.
Create a new routine: decide together the routine for each day but maintain the things that are important, eating well, going to bed at the same, being active outside.
Try relaxing by using Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Take a look at Wellbeing Wednesday videos from the Art of Brilliance team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7KKBLc5hYI
Gardening is really good for our physical and mental health and this has never been more important than now. Take advantage of the good weather and have a go at growing some seeds like tomatoes or sunflowers. (available to buy online) These are quick to grow and can produce great results! Herbs are great to grow.
This book aims to open up the conversation of Coronavirus and some of the things children might be hearing about. It provides truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner, so it's worth a read.
Lottie from Queen Elizabeth country park is providing weekly fun activities to try in your garden at home or when out getting your daily exercise. Have a look at Queen Elizabeth Country park page on Facebook.
Music is a great way raise your spirits. The website Out of the Ark are giving parents free resources each week. They are putting their songs and words online so that children can sing along at home. These are some of the songs we sing in Worship at school. Have a look here: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner
Year R have been learning up to Phase 3 in class, Year 1 up to Phase 5 and Year 2 can tackle all the activities!
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