This could be a worrying and confusing time for your children. They should be at school but they're not, they're not seeing their friends, they're having to do school work at home, they can't go out when they want to.
I'd like to put up a few ideas on here for your children.
First of all, if they are struggling with the work set them DO NOT WORRY! If they need support from you then that's fine. If you want to change the questions slightly to support them then do so!
Secondly, enjoy this weather. Your mom child and yourself might be struggling, get outside in the garden. If you haven't got a garden then open the windows and get the fresh air inside. Take your one lot of exercise outside together, have a walk, count the rainbows in the window. Spend lovely time together.
Finally we all need structure in our lives, create a timetable each day as to what you want to do. Make sure your putting on fun things aswell; making cakes, ringing friends, watching tele.
At the coffee morning I suggested a few books that are good for anxiety. You can still order from Amazon so click on the pictures and it will take you to the Amazon site. They are really useful mindfulness books that your children could do:
If you have any questions about your child's work over this time, please email me:
Special Educational Needs and Disability
At St. Joseph’s we believe that all children will have a special need at some time in their lives. This includes those with exceptional talents as well as those with learning or behavioural difficulties. We accept that some children will have needs which will necessitate special educational provision. It is our aim that each child should realise his or her maximum potential in a caring, supportive environment which provides equal opportunities.
The staff and governors of St. Joseph’s will do their best to meet the Special Educational Needs of all pupils at the school. This will be achieved by:
- Admitting all pupils to the school on the basis of the school’s published admissions procedures and welcoming all pupils, including those with SEND;
- Enabling all pupils to be offered access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum with the maximum degree of social and educational inclusion;
- Identifying as part of its School Improvement Plan resources to implement the identified policy and procedures and evaluate its implementation;
- Enabling teachers to make appropriate provision for all their pupils through the provision of appropriate support, information and advice;
- Developing a partnership between parents, pupils and the school, in which each has an active role to play in the education of all our children.
In school, the SEND coordinator is Mrs S. Baldwin and she can be contacted via the school office on: 01889 228735
The school aims to work with other agencies in order to provide an integrated support, based on the needs of the pupil. Co-operation between the school, the LA, the Local Support Team, the Health Services and Social Services is vital if we are to secure the most effective assessment, intervention and deployment of resources for pupils with SEND.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer
Staffordshire’s local offer provides information and services for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. The Local Offer website aims to help families by gathering the information that they need to know in order to make informed choices about the support they receive.
Please follow link to find out more: https://www.staffordshireconnects.info/kb5/staffordshire/directory/family.page?familychannel=0