Morning everyone! I don’t know about you, but in some ways I found the weekend a bit harder than last week (mind you, I’m not trying to be a primary school teacher like you suddenly are!). I didn’t know what to do with myself, and aimlessly wandered around the house. This got me thinking about Routines, and how during the week last week, I had fallen into a new routine. I have always felt that this is one of the reasons children like coming to school; they know where they are, as having structure to the day can help us all feel more secure. It doesn’t have to be a rigid routine with every half hour planned (although it can be if you like that), but even a few markers during the day can help. If you didn’t try that last week, try it this week! You can even do it with the children, and help them become involved in planning their days. Please let me know how you get on!
I also wanted to encourage you all to have conversations with your children about coronavirus. Not talking about something can sometimes make children worry more! Remember, you don’t need to have all the facts and answers, but you can reassure them as we know that most people who get the virus make complete recoveries, and some have it so mildly they don’t even know they’ve got it. There are lots of excellent resources out there to help you, for example this short video put together by playmobil. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DIOGKpMNs4
The NSPCC have also got some excellent information on talking to a child who is anxious about Coronavirus.
As ever, please feel free to call or email me with any concerns, I’ll always be happy to hear from you! Have a good week and speak soon (albeit virtually!) love Jane