Wellbeing at CCPS
Term 3 changes
Unfortunately we start the term with remote learning again and this will bring about a variety of feelings in both children and adults. I know teachers were disappointed, but they have been busy planning engaging activities this week to see us through the next weeks of online work.
Our main focus will be on the wellbeing of our children and we will endeavour to provide tips and activities regularly to support families in this area.
I found the following information today that I think has some great ideas for families to try to work through the anxieties and concerns that are around us all at the moment.
Many children are aware of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and may pick up on the concerns and anxiety of others.
This could be through listening and watching what is happening at school, at home or online. It is important you speak with your children about their concerns.
What you can do:
Spend time together and keep to routines as much as possible or help create new ones. Make time for playing and relaxing. Have fun together.
Look out for signs of distress—children may respond to stress in different ways. This may include changes to their sleeping patterns, change to appetite, loss of independence, e.g. increased clinginess, wanting to be close to adults or an increased in anger, irritability, anxiety and/or fear.
Try and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Supporting learning and wellbeing in the home
Being in a confined space for a long period of time may lead to added stress and conflict in the home.
What you can do:
Remember, any decisions or actions you may take is what you have consider best for you and your family. Do what you can, try and be patient with yourself, your family and others, and seek support as needed.
NB: This information is also available as translated pdfs.
Kerry Bates and Sarah Tappy