Health and Wellbeing

We take the health and wellbeing of our children, parents’ carers and staff very seriously.

At Lenthall we teach, HEALTHY BODIES & HEALTHY MINDS, and that sometimes we need help with both!

Whilst we are away from school during these unprecedented times, it’s absolutely paramount that we continue to take care of each other.

Here are just a few ways we can look out for each other and where you as parents/carers can reach out for help if you need to.

Explaining the coronavirus to children

Children are unique and can react in very different ways to what they see and hear. It’s our job as teachers, parents and carers to  look out for changes in their behaviour as this could be an indication that they are finding it hard to comprehend and cope with the changes to their routine, that are happening in their life’s at present.

Social stories are a good way to explain to the children what’s happening. They help to support and reassure children with what is happening in the world where they live. We have already shared one of the social stories below with the children but it might be nice to share this together at home.

 https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/

Stay healthy and keep washing those hands

Effective hand washing has a crucial part to play in keeping us all safe. Sometimes it can be hard to reinforce to children the importance of this.

Click on the link below to help reinforce the correct handwashing technique to children.  

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

Need some new Ideas to help teach children to wash their hands properly…click below

https://healthfully.com/232535-handwashing-games-for-kids.html

Working together with the NHS

“There are a range of ways in which the NHS can support your emotional health and wellbeing. If you are a child or young person who is experiencing depression, low mood, stress, panic or anxiety, or need wider emotional support due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic then it is really important to stay calm and to get help. Across Derby and Derbyshire there are a range of organisations working together to offer free support during the COVID- 19 pandemic.

 

If you need urgent help you can call 0300 790 0596 between the hours of 9am and midnight, seven days a week visit: https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/getting-help/coronavirus-covid-19/mental-health-support-line  where specialist mental health professionals will be there to help”

Establishing a new routine:

Do you find yourselves in need of a change to your day during lockdown?  Having too many 'parenting battles' leading to greater stress levels?  Or would you like your child to experience a wider range of activities?  Establishing a new routine could help, here is some guidance and resources to help.  If you need any further support please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher via email.

Guidance     Activities 1      Activities 2 

Activities 3     Activities 4

WELLBEING

Whilst we are away from school, and we are having to stay at home, we are all experiencing change and trying to make sense of what’s happening around us, in particular our new daily routine!

During this time, you might feel worried and stressed about coronavirus and be wondering how the changes to your daily life may affect your child, you and your family. The booklet below is a really useful tool in helping us to take care

WELLBEING BOOKLET Download here

 

Get Active…

Keep a healthy and happy mind by being active. Why not build physical activity into your new daily routine!

Get ready to get be “inspired and energised with the kids…get active, bounce around and have fun with P.E” with Joe Wicks.

Click on the link below to have fun with Joe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

 

Time for them and you… 

Need a few ideas to help you and your child to clear your minds and to relax?

Why not join Jamie from Cosmic Kids for Mindfullness and Relaxation through yoga, story and fun!

https://www.cosmickids.com/

Here a couple of her stories that we thought you might enjoy…

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone ¦ A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

 

Frozen ¦ A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk

During stressful times it’s important that we try to help our children to find strategies to help them calm themselves down…here are some nice ideas for everyone to try.

https://gozen.com/50-calm-down-ideas-to-try-with-kids-of-all-ages/

 

NEED SUPPORT?

You’re Not Alone – We’re In it Together

If you are beginning to feel overwhelmed with the situation, we find ourselves in at present, please remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

We might not be currently under our ‘Lenthall Family Home’ but we are a strong family and here to support each other through this unextraordinary time.

Click on the link below to access a range of services within the local community which you can reach out to for support.

FAMILY SUPPORT - WHERE TO FIND SUPPORT LOCALLY

 

Remember we are ‘stronger’ together!

 

Lenthall Infant & Nursery School
Marsh Avenue
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 2HB

page last updated: 18/05/2021

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