- Helping Children Cope with Stress During the COVID19 Outbreak
- We are at home right now
- 5 Day Mindfulness challenge
I had an email from a Manor Fields parent, telling me that she and the rest of the family are about to adopt an idea they had seen online and I though that I’d share it with you, in case any of you would like to do it too.
Every time that you wish you were able to do something, go somewhere, treat yourself, see someone you love, visit a new place or invite someone to visit you, write it down on a post-it note and put it in a jar.
As soon as things get back to normal, the contents of the jar becomes a wonderful ‘to do’ list which you’ll be able to work your way through, more grateful than ever for the lovely and little things in our lives. Until then, enjoy watching the jar being filled with magical things to look forward to.
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Oh Harrison, I think we’re ALL a bit sad. All of our usual routines and activities have changed so suddenly and we’re missing our friends.It’s ok to feel a bit sad and even a bit angry but don’t hang onto those feelings-talk them through- and make space for happiness and fun too! I’m so pleased that you’re trying some of the ELSA activities- they do help! It’s so lovely to hear from you and I hope you’ll keep in touch.
Hi Thank you for the Elsa work, I’ve been feeling a bit sad not being at school
Hello Elisa. That sounds wonderful! Who came up with the idea of making a horse arena? Was it you, by any chance? Perhaps you can get Mum or Dad to add a photo to Instagram when it’s completed. Lovely to hear that Charlie is busy too. Keep in touch as it is just fantastic to hear all the exciting things that you are getting up to. Bye for now.
On the 31st March me and my dad started making a horse arena out of wood and dad and Charlie made a wooden Pokemon
Good morning to you all. I hope that you’re all well and managing to find lots of special moments to enjoy and be grateful for. I’m missing you all and am looking forward to a time when we’re all back together but until then, we are so lucky to be able to keep in touch both on here and Instagram, which your parents will be able to share with you. I’ve loved seeing the photos of what you’ve been doing on Instagram and I will be adding more posts too so we’ll all stay connected. Look after one another and make sure that you have some fun today!
Hello Lexie! It’s fantastic to hear from you. I’m pleased to read that you’re getting out into the fresh air which is definitely MY favourite part of each day. I love that you’re out in the garden and planting too; what are you hoping to grow? Have you heard of green fingers? Well, I do not have them so I look forward to hearing all about it! Like you, I’m missing school already but know that we are all doing the right thing by staying at home so that we can all be back together as quickly as possible. Take care and do keep in touch.
Charlie! Hello and it’s so nice to hear from you. We’re all missing one another right now, aren’t we? Manor Fields is full of amazing children and adults and it’s hard not being together. How lucky are we to be able to keep in touch like this? We’ll be back together in school as soon as we can but in the meantime stay busy and enjoy the many wonderful things that you are able to do at home.
Hi Mrs Hardingham I really miss our talks and being at school. Me mum and Charlie have been in the house mostly but we did go for a long walk yesterday which was nice I think mums taking me again later. Mum just printed out lots of activities for me to do then we’re going in the garden to do some planting. I hope we can get back soon. Lexie
Hi Mrs Hardingham I miss you so much and I am so sad that I can’t see you.I wish I could see you right now Hope to see you soon,Charlie
Hello Elisa. It’s so good to hear from you as I am missing you, the rest of the Kestrels and school in general. I think that lots of us cope better when we know what to expect and when we are able to do the things that we usually do. It can be much more difficult to manage our feelings when we are feeling unsettled and all sorts of things that we would normally be able to cope with can suddenly seem too difficult. When you are feeling happy and relaxed, take some time to write down all of the ways that you already know which can help you when it’s all getting a bit tricky. I will add some ideas to this page but you can ask me if there is anything particular that you would like to see, as a reminder. I know that Mr McMorrin has set you some really interesting tasks which will keep you busy! It’s also important to make sure that you do something that you really enjoy each day. You have got this! We’re all here to help too .