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Hello parents and carers!

Did we ever think we would be in Lockdown 3!

The COVID pandemic has been a very difficult time for everyone, and trying to help our children understand why we have to do certain things can be tricky. As time goes on we are all having days that are harder than others to get through – this is perfectly normal!

On this page we want to support you with information and ideas that can help you as parents and carers support your children while everyday life is not what we are used to.

There will be:

hints and tips         activities to do        books you can share

I hope you find them helpful, but please remember if you need help and advice or a listening ear there is always someone at school just give us a call.

take care

Mrs Hardy (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)


Help with understanding Coronavirus

Click on the links below to see child friendly books and stories which explain the coronavirus and why we have to stay safe,  keep social distance and follow the rules.

Please make sure you look at the books before you share them with your children to make sure you are happy with the messages in them.  

These books should be shared with your child so that you can answer any questions they may have. After that they can look at them alone if they want to.

Coronavirus a story book for Key Stage 2 children

Coronavirus story for younger Key stage 2 children

Dave the dog a coronavirus story for Key Stage 1 children and children with SEND

 A guide to coronavirus for Key Stage 2 children

stuck inside – a story that explains isolation

Social stories

These stories using simple language and symbols and are great for helping children with additional needs understand what they have to do and why.

Stay at home, Stay safe 

No visitors to my house

Understanding why we have to self-isolate

Supporting your child when they become upset, anxious or distressed.

Here are some useful hints and tips for helping your child when their feelings cause them display anger and frustration through their behaviours.

Sometimes we all feel cross, or angry, or upset.  Look at the chart below….how do you and your child feel today?  If you are a 4 or a 5 the links below may help you….have a look.

How to support a behaviour meltdown

4 ways I can calm myself down – tasks for children

10 ways to calm down – a checklist for children

Let’s talk about how we feel – exploring emotions together

When we are all stuck at home together with nowhere to go and no time to ourselves it can be hard to stay positive. Here are some things you can say to your children to let them know you love them……

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