Please find information and resources below regarding the phased reintegration of
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 children from Tuesday 9th June 2020.
Although these materials have been developed for children with SEND, they are useful resources for all children.
Other stories and useful resources:
- In it together- This story has been written to support children's emotional well-being and to help them understand their own experiences as well as the experiences of others. The images and scenarios depicted in the story can be used to facilitate discussion and support children at home and in the classroom.
- Coronavirus - back to school - a story about going back to school.
- Coronavirus a book for children illustrated by Axel Scheffler
- Tips Leaflet for Parents: Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic. Practical tips to help support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus.
- Super Soap’s hand washing story - This fun Super Soap's Handwashing Story PowerPoint is a great way to get EYFS children thinking about when and how to wash their hands. The main character, Super Soap, is on a mission to protect children from germs. He helps the children in the class to think about when they should wash their hands. Super Soap teaches them a song (to the tune of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’) to help them remember the process for washing their hands too! Children will love the Super Soap character and enjoy learning about washing their hands.
- What is Social Distancing - Use this fantastic PowerPoint to encourage children to learn about social distancing. The presentation explains what social distancing means and why we might need to do it. It also explores what the COVID-19 virus is, which symptoms people might have and how we can protect ourselves and the other people around us. Moreover, Early Level children are provided with ideas for having fun while socially distancing.
- Returning to school - When children begin returning to school following lockdown, they may be returning to a school that looks different to the one they remember. Young children may find this transition difficult after an extended time at home. When children return, they may find that there are many changes to the school routine and environment. The classrooms will look different, the toys and activities will be different, they may have a new teacher and different children in the class. It is important to prepare children for this but in a manner that is reassuring and age appropriate. This lovely PowerPoint is perfect for EYFS and KS1 children as it explains some of the differences that Little Bear may notice when he returns to school. All the changes are explained in a comforting and positive way, helping children to transition back to school.
- A guide for supporting Children & Young People mental health wellbeing needs which have arisen from COVID 19. - Acknowledging that there are a number of unknowns, such as when and how settings will reopen, an extensive multi-agency and multi-profession task & finish group (including young people from Stairways, parents/carers and education settings) from across Yorkshire & the Humber recognised the need to proactively combine their efforts and consider what the mental health needs of children and young people may be as a result of COVID-19 and how to respond to these needs.
Other resources can be found here too - Talking to your child about Coronavirus