Keeping Safe At Home
We all know times are tough at the moment and we want to hug our loved ones. Unfortunately, we are not allowed but here is a video that shows other ways we can show we care.
We hope you are all safe and well at home and enjoying all the work that your teacher is setting you. However, we understand this is a worrying time and we want to support you through this. As your teachers, you can contact us via our emails if you want to talk about your work or any worries you may have.
If you’re at home and worried and feel you can't speak to us but need somebody to speak to, you can contact Childline on this number or go to their website to contact an adult who can talk to you about any worries you have, no issue is too big or small.
Staying Safe Online
You might be spending a lot more time online. It is very important to be careful who you are talking to online. Follow these rules and you won’t go wrong! This applies to all the websites and apps you might use like Roblox, Minecraft or TikTok.
If you have any worries or concerns about something online, please contact Mrs Fogg
Now is a good time to speak to your friends and family to check they are ok and to take your mind away from any worries. Don't forget to email your teachers - we would like to hear how you are doing.
Write a list of the people to make contact with every day/every few days.
- Ask them how they are
- Share what you have been learning
- Write them letters, or a poem
- Draw them pictures
- Send them photos
Play games with your family at home.
Board games and card games are lots of fun and are a good way to pass the time and find out who is the most competitive!
Here are links to games you could play at home:
Create a family time capsule to look back on and remember how you felt and the things you were doing.
Being active is a great way to help your body and mind feel much better. Just 10 minutes of exercise can help to focus your mind and give you a boost of energy for the day. so get up and get moving!
Here are some ways you can be active at home:
Yoga - this helps you to focus on your breathing, strengthening your muscles and relaxing your mind.
Dancing - the best way to get your body moving and uplift your mood. Remember how much fun you had at the Sports Relief dancing competition - why not have a dancing competition at home?
There are lots of dances to choose from on gonoodle or simply put on your favourite songs and dance around the house!
Why not try to develop your skills and dance like a professional dancer!
Exercise - There are many different workouts, for different levels of fitness, available online. The main workouts everybody has been taking part in are the Joe Wicks workouts, you can find the links for these on your class page. However, there are other types of exercises you can take part in.
Stay at Home Football coaching helps you to develop your football skills either in the house (with parents permission and a small ball) or in your garden.
There are also lots of quick exercises on GoNoodle -Zumba is a brilliant workout and also lots of fun! https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/zumba-kids
Fresh Start Fitness helps you to build up your strength and fitness - can you reach level 5? Challenge yourself and your family! https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/fresh-start-fitness
There are also some more exercise season the CBeebies website, including workouts with Andy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/fun-exercises-to-do-at-home-with-kids
Art ideas online
This is all about taking a bit of a break and looking at things around us.
We have been very lucky and had gorgeous weather for the last few weeks. Why not take some time to go outside and look at the sky. Can you see any clouds? Can you see any patterns in the clouds? Make some shadow animals with your hands.
There are fewer cars on the roads and much less noise on the streets which means you can hear more of the nature around us especially bird songs. Make a bird feeder and relax watching the birds arrive for a tasty treat. How many can you identify?
Whilst you are outside, and when you go on your daily exercise with your parents, have a look around you and look for plants and trees you may not have noticed before.
The trees for schools and Woodland Trust websites have some fantastic ideas and activities to help you to spot elements of nature around you.
They also have a live nestcam where you can observe the different birds without leaving the house (good for rainy days!).
Take notice also means take notice of how you are feeling. Be mindful of the feelings you have and how you are reacting to these. It's good to take a break for a few minutes and try to switch off your mind for a little to calm these feelings and to help yourself feel relaxed and ready to continue. During this time, try to avoid any 'screen time' for example, playing on the computer, watching the tv, as these often make our minds overload rather than switch off.
Think about the things you like do to that do not involve anyone else or anything where you are watching a screen:
- colour a picture
- read a book or listen to a story
- practise some breathing techniques to calm you down
Or create your own keep calm kit using the instructions below
If you feel anxious or worried, this website has lots more activities for you to do.
This is extremely important, especially at this time while you are not in school. Keep checking your class page and Purple Mash to make sure you are not missing out on the work your teacher is setting you. Don't forget to work on Reading Plus and TTRockstars too.
However, this is a great time to learn new skills.
You could help your parents in the kitchen and cook some food with them. Why not try cooking some of these delicious recipes and recommend some to your friends and teachers.
You could also try a little bit of gardening. Look at these mini gardens in a box, could you create your own at home?
This might seem quite hard to do at a time when we are in lockdown and social distancing, however it isn't really that hard when you think about it.
You can give your time - to your parents, to your siblings or to your friends. Ask your parents if they need any help with the housework or if there is anything you could do for them.
Help your siblings with their work that they have been set or ask them if they can help you. Play a game with your brother or sister, read a story with them or create something special for somebody.
Make sure you speak to your friends, ask your parents if you can use the phone or email them using Purple Mash.
Let your teachers know that you are giving them your time by doing your work or by sending them an email letting them know all the things you have been doing.
You could make something to send to somebody in the post and give them a surprise.
When you are out on your daily exercise - give somebody a smile
Stay safe, look after yourself and keep in touch!
We miss you!