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Children’s Mental Health Week

Express Yourself!

All this week is Children’s Mental Health week. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health and, just as we have discovered with our physical health during lockdown, we sometimes need to work a bit harder to keep ourselves healthy.

Not seeing our friends, or our teachers face to face, can be a little bit tough – but there is lots that we can do to help. As long as we remember to express ourselves.

So, for Children’s Mental Health week, let’s think a little bit more about what it means to express ourselves.

Watch the video and think about what it means for these people to express themselves. How do you think it helps their mental health? Are there any similarities with things you like to do?


Watch the slide show and talk to someone about the various slides.  Below is a reading of Beautiful Oops by Bernie Saltzberg. Does listening to this story make you feel differently about making mistakes?

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Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead