Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Health & Wellbeing

Please click on the following links to explore Home Learning options for PSHE, Health and Wellebing:

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What’s going to happen next?
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

There are lots of resources for both adults and children on the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families website. This website offers wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

MindEd for Families

MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts for parents and carers and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together.

Calm Zone

For anyone feeling a little blue or stressed by the current situation, there are lots of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Try some of the breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress on the calm zone on the Childline website.

Home Start

Home Start also provide some ideas and links to help support families during self-isolation.

What’s Going On?

If your child is worried about Covid-19 why don’t you go on to flipsnack.com where you can explain it to your child using the book – What’s going on?

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross have devised a power of kindness calendar that helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts. There are different sets of kindness activities for both primary school children and secondary school students. Why not download it and then have a go. Kindness certainly goes a long way, especially in the current climate.

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