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ELSA Update

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we head into week eight of keeping safe at home, I wanted to share some thoughts on a recent seminar I took. A lot of families will have found some sort of routine by now but if, like me, some days are harder than others. Here are my top points for keeping mentally well:

 

 1.      Find a new normal. Routine is really important as this is how most humans function on a daily basis. We gain comfort from knowing what our day will look like. At this current time, it is crucial to fill your days with some exercise, school work and most importantly some much needed downtime. 

 

 2.      Exercise and good self care.Daily exercise should be a priority when planning your day – this could be in many forms such as running or going for a walk. Regular bedtimes are crucial so they are not becoming over tired and unmotivated Sleep resource here. Our bodies maybe holding stress and tension for large portions of the day so it is crucial to keep your body clock consistent. For resources click here  Self Care

 3.    Stay connected. It is so easy during the time we live in to stay connected virtually. We need to sustain them to give our children a sense of belonging and not isolation. It is important to stay regularly connected – you actually only need a few solid connections. Share your child’s work, send their friends messages etc….

4.    Take time out from coronavirus. Make an appointment with your worry – watch the news at a certain time and then do not revisit it on social media. You all need coronavirus free time!! Following this have some timeout as a family to play a board game or watch a film. Building in these times means you can reset.

5.     Name your worries to tame them. Anxiety is often not quite formed thoughts in our mind. When you name them they become tangible and you can start to do something about them. (use worry tree resource) Write your worries down so you can start to work through them and make a plan of action. When there are worries we can’t do anything about it’s important to share them with someone as this automatically helps when you are able to offload. Attached is the worry tree resource. 

6.     Make positive plans for the future. It is hard to imagine when it’s going to end but to make a list of things you would like to do will help you look forwards and realise that at some point it will end. Make plans of things you can look forward to. The other thing to do is to make a plan to continue all the new activities you have started when this is all over. Such as; singing more regularly, keeping up the love of nature walks, keep painting etc… When doing this you need to strike the right balance so that you’re not lamenting the things you can’t do.

7.      Self-Soothing and relaxation strategies. Relaxation and deep breathing regularly prevents heightened states of anxiety. It can become quite overwhelming so practice these strategies when calm daily and when you start to feel overwhelmed they will actually help.  Relaxation resource here relaxation resource Self soothing tips attached.

 Take care and stay safe!

 Mrs White

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

EPS Helpline

Worry Tree

Self sooth strategies

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Year 3 and 4

Learning Project

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Learning Project

Early Years 

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Learning Project

Nursery

5 Senses

Instructions

Colour by Number

Drums

Guitar

Shakers

Scavenger Hunt

Websites and Activities for Nursery

 

ELSA Update

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we head into week 6 of keeping safe at home I thought it was important to share some thoughts on the benefits of meditation.Lots of children will currently be feeling a mixture of emotions, and whilst you can help support them, you can't control what is actually happening. As a proactive, not reactive, strategy, meditation can provide the following benefits:

 1. Learn Core Emotional Regulation Skills - Children who learn to meditate are able to learn “core skills” necessary for emotion regulation such as proper breathing, slowing the heart-rate, identifying symptoms of anxiety and “centering” themselves in the here and now.

 

2. Reduce Stress & Anxiety - The practice of meditation can help to reduce stress and anxiety in children. Teaching children to focus on their breath and other calming techniques can give them the tools to come back to a calm, present state anytime, day or night. Even just a few minutes spent in meditation daily can have amazing benefits for kids.

3. Opportunity to Unplug - Children are people too, which means that they get stressed and overwhelmed just as much as adults do. They may even be more stressed than adults, as they don’t have the proper language or coping mechanisms to deal with their struggles. Mediation is an opportunity for a child to unplug and just feel. It gives them coping mechanisms for dealing with stressful situations. 

4. Changes the Brain- Research has shown that when children practice meditation on a regular basis, it can change the brain. There is neuroplasticity. What this means is that our brains are not as fixed as once thought. Through meditation, brain centers for emotions and executive functioning can be changed and help children in a variety of ways.

5. Learn How to Breathe Properly - From a health perspective, deep breathing which is characteristic of many meditation routines is also incredibly helpful. Even for adults, breathing properly is something not many of us know how to do! 

7. Build Emotional & Psychological Resilience - Over the life span, mediation has a significant and positive impact, When children are introduced to meditation, just like learning a foreign language at a young age, the skill remains with them for life. It can easily be deduced that by learning meditation as a child, the child is set in the right direction to understand their thoughts, feelings, and their physical relationship within the body.

8. Increases Focus - Meditation calms our bodies alarm system, which allows an increase in focus on the present moment. Because some meditations may require children to focus on their breathing or focus on a word or on a sound for a duration of time, this helps to increase attention span to focus on completing things in the moment.

9. Improves Sleep - Children who practice meditation can strengthen their immune system, lower stress, and even improve their sleeping.

10. Boost Physical & Emotional Health - Meditation can be a powerful tool for any parent who is looking to help boost their child’s physical and emotional health. Meditation has been proven to help with emotional health. If there is regular meditative practice, it can lower the rates of anxiety and depression, lengthen attention span, help children to become more self-aware and can also help boost their self-esteem.

Here are some meditations I would suggest:

 The Identity Queen (paid) - These are great for children at bedtime or in the morning, and based around a range of different emotions. My own children love these!

 

 The Gratitude Tree (free) - Happiness

 

The Gratitude Tree (free) - Anxiety and worry

 Useful links on relaxation techniques

 

 ELSA Support - Warm and Fuzzy

Relaxation Techniques

 Please contact me via my school email address if you have any further concerns or questions.

 Warmest wishes,

Mrs White 

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Week 4

Early Years

Phonics, Sounds and Red Alert Words

Animals

Websites and resources for Nursery and Early Years April 2020

Year 1 

Animals

Year 2 

Week Four

Year 3

Home Learning

Year 4

Learning Project

Spellings

Handwriting

60 Second Reads

Monday Maths

Monday English

Tuesday Maths

Tuesday English

Wednesday Maths

 Wednesday English

Thursday Maths

Thursday English

Friday Maths

Friday English

Maths Challenge

English Challenge

Year 5

Maths Weekly Tasks

Projects

Reading

Spellings

Writing Monday

Writing Tuesday

Writing Wednesday

Writing Thursday

Writing Friday

Year 6

Maths Answer

Maths Game

Projects

Reading

Writing Monday

Writing Tuesday

Writing Wednesday

Writing Thursday

Writing Friday

Nursery

Counting

Pencil Control

Checklist

Cutting Skills

Sounds

I Spy

Sensory Bottle

Playdough

Biscuits

Bottle Wrap

Toys Challenge

Websites and resources for Nursery and Early Years April 2020

Week 3 

Early Years 

 

Phonic Sounds and Red Alert Words

Learning Project

Year 1 

View Points

Year 2 

Week Three

Year 3 

Home Learning Week 3

Year 4

60 Second Reads

English Weekly Challenge

Handwriting

Maths Weekly Challenge

Spellings

Learning Project

Monday Maths

Monday English

Tuesday Maths

Tuesday English

Wednesday Maths

Wednesday English

Wednesday Maths Answers

Thursday Maths

Thursday English

Friday Maths

Friday English

Year 5

Project

Maths Day 1-2

Maths Day 3-4

Maths Day 5

Poetry Revision

Poetry Answers

Reading Revision Guidance

Reading Tasks

Spellings

Writing Day 1

Writing Day 2

Writing Day 3

Writing Day 4

Writing Day 5

Year 6

Maths Activity Book

Maths Answers

Project

Reading Poetry Revision

Reading Tasks

Writing Day 1

Writing Day 2

Writing Day 3

Writing Day 4

Writing Day 5

Nursery

3D Shapes

Playdough Recipe

Game Board

I Can Write My Name

Instructions and Counters

Fruit Kebabs

Non Screen Activities

Phonics

Nursery Rhymes

 Websites and resources for Nursery

Easter

/docs/Easter_websites.docx

Online Safety

Dear all,

 Many of the tasks suggested for your children during this time require your child to access resources online, including the use of search engines and video sharing website such as YouTube.

In school we have restrictions in place to reduce the likelihood of the children accessing inappropriate material whilst online.

If you do not already have web filters in place, we recommend contacting your internet service provider (BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk etc.), who will be able to advise you on how to set these up.

Putting these measures in place will provide a degree of protection for your child whilst online as, particularly when so many of you will be working from home, it is unlikely that your child can be directly supervised at all times.

With our children accessing learning opportunities online, we want to ensure that you are all aware of reporting routes so that you and your child can raise any concerns whilst online.  The following organisations provide practical support and guidance.

Childline (www.childline.org.uk) – for support

·UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternet.org.uk/) – to report and remove harmful online content

·CEOP (www.ceop.police.uk)  – for advice on making a report about online abuse

 Please keep yourself updated on the latest advice surrounding apps and social media, this is a great site where you can search information on the latest apps.

It is always useful to note the age restrictions on some of these sites.

 https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 Below you will find the latest guidance from think you know.

Lots of advice and activities on this site to support your family.

 Any concerns or if you have any advice to share with others then please contact us at office@brooksideacademy.co.uk

 Stay safe !

Thinkuknow Parents Helpsheet

ELSA

Here are some websites I would suggest to look at if your child is struggling with their 'big' emotions.  

 Below is the link to the ELSA website, where there is a section of free resources, and a specific section (also free) for activities linked to the Coronavirus and how to explain it to children, along with positive/mindfulness activities. 

www.elsa-support.co.uk 

This second link will take you to 'The Big Life Journal' page, and if you subscribe (free) you will be sent family activities every Friday linked to developing a growth mindset.  

biglifejournal-uk.co.uk

 If pupils are worrying, I can provide resources from my own collection: Mindfulness Positive Journal, Self Esteem journal, Emotions tab booklets and Positive self talk activities. I am happy to send them out in the post.

 Finally, the picture above is a jar I made with my own children. It contains ideas for lots of things we would like to do once life gets back to normal again. This creates a kind of light-hearted 'bucket list', but promotes forward positive thinking e.g. that we will be able to continue to do the things we love in the future. You can also use the same idea for a gratitude jar.

 

 IF you have any specific concerns about your child's well-being, or any questions about the above resources please do not hesitate to contact me via my school email address.

 Take care,

 Beth White 

 Emotional Literacy Support Assistant


 Week 2

Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.

It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access Real PE at home:

The website address is: 
home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@brooksidec-1.com
Password: brooksidec

Nursery

/docs/eyfs-tts-pack.pdf

Early Years 

Learning Project

Phonics, Sounds and Red Alert Words

Year 1 

The Area We Live

Year 2 

Week 2

Year 3

Week 3

Year 4

60 Second Reads

English Weekly Challenge

Friday English

Handwriting

 Maths Friday

Maths Thursday

Maths Monday

Maths Tuesday

Maths Wednesday

Maths Weekly Challenge

Monday English

Thursday English

Wednesday English

Tuesday English

Learning Project

Weekly Spellings

Updated Maths 03/04/20

Year 5

Maths Weekly Tasks

Projects

Reading Non Fiction Answers

Non Fiction Revision

Reading Revision

Reading Tasks

Spellings

Day 1 Writing - The Titanic

Day 2 Writing - The Supermarket

Day 3 Writing - The Classroom Conundrum

Day 4 Writing - Ancient Myths

Day 5 Writing - A First Visit

The Industrial Revolution - Year 5 Comprehension

Anne Boleyn Comprehension

Year 6

Maths SAT Buster Answers

Day 1 Maths - Coordinates

Day 2 Maths - Coordinates

Day 3 Maths - Find Pairs of Values

Day 4 Maths - Find Pairs of Values

Day 5 Maths - Common Multiples

Projects

Reading - Non Fiction Revision

Reading Tasks

Spellings

Writing Day 1 - The Titanic

Writing Day 2 - The Supermarket

Writing Day 3 - The Classroom Conundrum

Writing Day 4 - Ancient Myths

Writing Day 5 - A First Visit

Specialist 

Resources from Home

 

Week 1

Real PE at home – online learning resources

 

Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.

It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access Real PE at home:

The website address is: 
home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@brooksidec-1.com
Password: brooksidec

 Early Years 

/docs/Week-1-Learning-Project-EYFS.docx

/docs/Please_help_and_support_your_child_in_forming_their_numbers_correctly.docx

/docs/PhonicsPlay_free_access_details.docx

/docs/Phonics_sounds_and_Red_Alert_Words.docx

/docs/Number_booklet_to_use_in_any_week.pdf

/docs/Letter_Fomation_support.pdf

Year 1 

/docs/Week-1_My_family.docx

Year 2 

 /docs/Year_2_-_Week_One.docx

Year 3 

/docs/Week_1_Home_Learning.docx

/docs/Tuesday_Maths.pdf

Year 4 

/docs/Weekly_spellings.docx

/docs/Wednesday_English_.pdf

/docs/Tuesday_English_.pdf

/docs/Thursday_English_.pdf

/docs/Monday_English_.pdf

/docs/Maths_Weekly_challenge.docx

/docs/Maths_Wednesday.docx

/docs/Maths_Tuesday.docx

/docs/Maths_Thursday.docx

/docs/Maths_Monday.docx

/docs/Maths_Friday.docx

/docs/Handwriting_.pdf

/docs/Friday_English_.pdf

/docs/Week-1-Learning-Project-Y3_4__2___3_.docx

/docs/English_Weekly_Challenge.pdf

/docs/60_second_reads.docx

Year 5

/docs/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_5_Continue_the_Story.pdf

/docs/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_4_Letter_to_Your_MP.pdf

/docs/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_3_Task_Film_Review.pdf

/docs/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_2__The_Ascent.pdf

/docs/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_1_Writing_Advertise_Your_Town.pdf

/docs/Spellings_-_Week_1.docx

/docs/Reading_tasks_weekly_-_Week_1.docx

/docs/Reading_-_Week_1_-_Revision_Mat_Guidance.pdf

/docs/Reading_-_Week_1_-_Fiction_Revision_Mat.pdf

/docs/Reading_-_Week_1_-_Fiction_Answers.pdf

/docs/Projects_-_Week_1.docx

/docs/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_5__colouring_fractions.docx

/docs/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_4___Roman_Numerals.docx

/docs/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_3__fractions_and_Roman_Numerals.docx

/docs/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_3__fractions_and_Roman_Numerals.docx

/docs/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_2__Multi_step_problems.docx

/docs/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_1_Multiply_and_Divide_by_10_100_1000.docx

/docs/Easter_Crispy_Cookies_Recipe.pdf

Space explorer- Reading comprehension - 

1 star is easy, 2 stars is medium and 3 stars is hard - you can choose which level you want to complete.

The man who moved a mountain- Reading comprehension -

1 star is easy, 2 stars is medium and 3 stars is hard - you can choose which level you want to complete.

Year 6

/docs/General/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_4_Letter_to_Your_MP.pdf

/docs/General/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_4_Letter_to_Your_MP.pdf

/docs/General/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_3_Task_Film_Review.pdf

/docs/General/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_2__The_Ascent.pdf

/docs/General/Writing_-_Week_1_Day_1Advertise_Your_Town.pdf

/docs/General/Spellings_-_Week_1.docx

/docs/General/Reading_Tasks_-_Week_1.docx

/docs/General/Reading__-_Fiction_Revision_Mat.pdf

/docs/General/Projects_-_Week_1.docx

/docs/General/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_5_Fractions_of_Amounts.docx

/docs/General/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_4_Fractions_of_Amounts.docx

/docs/General/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_3_Fractions_and_Decimals.docx

/docs/General/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_2_Fractions_and_Decimals.docx

/docs/General/Maths_-_Week_1_Day_1_Rounding.docx

/docs/General/KS2_Maths_SAT_Buster_Answers.pdf

/docs/General/Easter_Crispy_Cookies_Recipe.pdf

/docs/General/100_Things_to_Do_Inside.docx

Specialist 

/docs/General/Visual_timetable.pdf

/docs/General/Visual_Timetable.docx

/docs/General/Useful_websites_for_Specialist_Provision.docx

/docs/General/trains_communication_board.png

/docs/General/Toilet_Communication_Board.png

/docs/General/Snack_Communication_Board.png

/docs/General/Singing_Communication_board.png

/docs/General/Non-screen_activities_-_from_Pobble.pdf

/docs/General/Craft_communication_board.png

/docs/General/Communication_Boards_-_Brookside.docx

/docs/General/Communication_Boards_-_Brookside.docx

/docs/General/Building_communication_board.png

/docs/General/100thingstodoindoors_v2__2_.png

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