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Resources for Children

Complete the following activities so that your new teacher can get to know you a little better

All about me - a selfie writing worksheet

I am an amazing person worksheet

Returning to school - all about me

Mindfulness challenge cards

Design your own dream jar

Dream jar - writing activity

The following activities are things that you can do with your Mum or Dad to help you get ready to return to school

An important part of preparing to go back to school is to reflect on what has happened during coronavirus, as well as looking forward to the future. Parents can complete this simple activity sheet with their child to help them let go of things they may have missed out on during the lockdown.

This simple, illustrated e-book is ideal for parents of young children to explore what the return to school might look like, and help them feel more prepared.

Practising good self-care is another important way children can get ready for the return to school. This self-care kit has lots of ideas and activities for self-care for children, including mindful colouring, breathing exercises, an emotional check-in, a self-soothe box and more.

This poster features some simple top tips for helping children feel more ready to return to the school environment.

For our Year 6 pupils

This document contains some top tips for moving to secondary school.

Please do not worry.  You are all wonderful children and your secondary schools are lucky to have you.  Keep working hard, do not give up on your dreams and let us know how you get on!

If you have any questions about your new class, do not worry - ask your teacher through Class Dojo.  The teachers are really looking forward to having you in their class in September and are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Messages from your new teacher

For those joining our Reception Class

Here is a welcome from your class teacher, Mrs Kemp


Resources for Parents

Although some children have returned to school already, for many, the new Autumn term will be their first time stepping into a classroom since lockdown began. Understandably, this may be a strange or worrying time for some children and parents. We know that supporting children’s mental wellbeing during the return to school is a key priority. To help you, please find the following resources (compiled by the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families), all focused on making sure the return to classrooms in the Autumn is a mentally healthy one.


This is a two-week calendar with daily mindfulness activity suggestions.  The simple, short activities encourage children to focus on what's around them to find a sense of calm.


Help children create their own self-care plan for the summer holidays with this activity pack.


Parents can work through this table with their children to explore the things they may be worried about when going back to school, and ways to calm those worries

In this eight minute film, Dr Jess Richardson, principle clinical psychologist (National and Specialist CAMHS and Maudsley), provides straightforward, important suggestions for parents to deal with any potential apprehension or anxiety children may experience on returning to school.  It is recommended that you also view the accompanying fact sheet.

Extra Support

If you have concerns about your child’s mental health over the summer break, you should seek support. You can find a list of support available in our area via the Youth Wellbeing Directory, or a list of helplines in the Anna Freud resource library.

You could also contact: SHOUT - text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support

Childline - under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free support

Young Minds Parents’ Helpline - Call 0808 802 5544 for free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm