Well Being during the Covid-19 Pandemic

General Mental Health and Well-being Support, Ideas and Websites

Apps

  • Sleep meditation for kids (free)
  • The Worrynots (1.29 p/month)
  • FOCUS on the go! (free)
  • Three good things (free)
  • Mindful Powers (£4.99)
  • Powerme (free)

Situation Specific Advice

  • Advice on talking to children about Coronavirus, by British Psychological Society:

https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Files/Talking%20to%20children%20about%20Coronavirus.pdf

  • How to talk to your child about coronavirus, by Unicef:

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

  • Child-friendly explanation of Coronavirus for Primary age students:

https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_319c5acf38d34604b537ac9fae37fc80.pdf

  • Information video on Coronavirus for Primary age children (KS2), by Brainpop:

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

  • Information video on Coronavirus for older children/adults, by WHO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=youtu.be

  • Supporting children through Covid 19- an Emmbrook guide:

Supporting children through Covid-19 Information Sheet

Your Wellbeing

  • Coronavirus and your wellbeing, by Mind UK:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

  • 5 ways to wellbeing, by Mindkit:

https://www.mindkit.org.uk/5-ways-to-wellbeing/

  • Well-being activities to try at home:

https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.137.40/4b8.cf9.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Well-being-activities-to-try-at-home.pdf

  • Making a lantern

https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.137.40/4b8.cf9.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Making-a-lantern.pdf

  • Making a board game tips and ideas

https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.137.40/4b8.cf9.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Making-a-board-game-tips-and-ideas.pdf

  • Make a Glitter Jar

Glitter Jar instructions – https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.137.40/4b8.cf9.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Glitter-Jar-instructions.pdf

Important message

School Information

(Updated Jan 2022)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find below some key dates for this term along with updated Covid-19 advice from the DfE on isolation periods. 

Important Dates & Covid Advice

Spring Term Dates 2021-22

21st January 2022  – Bags2School Collection

8th February 2022 – Safer Internet day

8th February 2022 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn (Y5)

17th February 2022 – Y4 Trip (TBC)

18th February 2022 – Exhibition Morning (C-19 dependent)

21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term

28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

7th – 11th March – Assessment week

30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening

8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm)

DfE Update

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Further information, including examples of when to end self-isolation if you have had COVID-19 symptoms, is available in the stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Thanks

The EJS Team