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Undoubtably, during the current Covid-19 outbreak children will have lots of questions about the virus.  This page has been created to help children to understand more about the virus, answer common questions and help them to manage their anxiety.  If you are looking for additional resources to support your child's social and emotional wellbeing don't forget to check out our SEMH link within the 'Support for your child with additional needs and SEN' here:

In addition, our Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (Miss Harman and Mrs Canham) will be sharing ideas and messages to support children.  Check in regularly for their latest messages and resources to support anxiety management and promote wellbeing.

This week's message from the ELSAs (21.5.2020)

 

Hello Everyone, it's Half Term holiday already! So put away your home learning books and have some fun. Find time to relax and do the things that make you feel happy.

 

Do lots of positive things but if you do have any negative thoughts  or feelings about what will happen next, do talk to someone.

Remember, you are not alone, the CPS community are in this together.

 

Take care, keep safe, keep talking and HAPPY HOLIDAY!

 

Mrs Canham & Miss Harman

Message from the ELSAs (13.5.2020)

HI, I hope you are coping okay during these strange times. Some of you may be enjoying your time away from school, but for some this may not be so easy. As well as taking a moment to remember some of the coping strategies that you've been taught in your sessions, think about creating a visual timetable or plan for your week.  I don't know about you, but sometimes I have no idea what day it is! 

 

Having structure will not only make you feel better but it will make you feel that you've accomplished something in your day. It could be a simple plan, such as doing some form of exercise or outside activity first, followed by your home learning and any chores, then allowing your self some free time in the afternoon. This could be a mixture of playing games with your family, playing on your games console/tablet, reading, baking or colouring.  Something that has helped me is to learn something new or start a project. This week I have been learning how to create a small wildlife pond in my garden. The hole is dug out and I'm just waiting for the pond liner to arrive! I can't wait to hear some of the new hobbies or skills that you have learnt. Take care, keep safe and keep talking. 

 

Miss Harman, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Message from the ELSAs (29.04.2020)

 

" Time to Talk" 

 

We have all been staying home and staying safe for a few weeks and this week we would like to encourage you and your family to spend some time listening to each other. The Roll, a positive question game, could help you to discover new things about the people you live with.  We hope you have fun playing.

 

Don't worry if you don't have a printer you can draw your own 6 x 6 grid and copy the questions or even make up some for yourself.

Message from the ELSAs (16.4.2020)

 

We hope you are all keeping well, safe and not too bored!  Remember how important it is to spend some time away from your tablets and screens!  Please refer to the Health and Wellbeing Checklist (link below) to remind you of some of the things you can do to keep well and also take time to remember some of the things that we have taught you during your ELSA sessions, such as the five star breathing techniques; recording or talking with someone about your feelings and keeping your thoughts as positive as you can in these testing times. Please also find follow the link below to a Mood Tracker Mandala, where you can track your mood by giving each emotion a colour and filling in a petal each day. 

 

Please reach out to someone if you are struggling and we hope to see you all in school again very soon.

 

 

Message from the ELSAs (03.04.2020):

 

Ease up over Easter

 

Be creative with the egg templates and produce enough to have an Easter egg hunt around the house and garden.

 

No printer; draw  your own eggs on scrap paper or old envelopes.

Message from the ELSAs (27.3.2020)  Mindfulness Sunshine Colouring Activity


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