Please can I request that when sending the children back to school for the catch up sessions, that they are as independent as they can possibly be ie velcro shoes not laces, consider putting items in the lunch bag they can open themselves (you could open packets and fold them over or empty contents into tubs) and please practise putting on and taking off coats with them. Thank you. Of course we help the children as much as we can but it would help us even more by making some slight tweaks. We are grateful for your support!
Try out this new active kids activity!
For those of you who are confirmed and attending the check-in sessions, the nursery sessions times are 8.45-3pm. Remember to walk along the car park side of the school to where you will see a fenced off area and a door. Entry will be via this door.
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Even the bravest of the brave and the coolest of the cool worry. Worrying is normal when so much has changed.
Inspired by conversations with his parent friends who weren’t sure how to explain what is happening right now to their small children, artist and writer Jon Burgerman decided to do something to help.
“I decided to write a book about worry and stress and how normal it is and how we can try and mitigate it. I think we might not acknowledge that small children worry as much as they do. Without a means of expressing their anxieties the stress can manifest and have adverse effects.
It’s important to talk openly about what is going on and that the feelings we’re experience are being felt by a lot of people, and that by sharing and caring for each other we can try and make it a little better.”
About the book
Read the eBookEverybody WorriesWritten and illustrated by Jon Burgerman
In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with coronavirus in a positive way.
Everybody Worries offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.
Read the eBook >
When everyone is told to stay at home, Winnie worries she won't have anything to do. Without being allowed out on her broomstick, what will she and Wilbur do all day? But with Wilbur's good ideas and a flick of Winnie's wand, they are soon having lots of fun - and then it's time to open the door to magic up a colourful display of thanks! With lots of great ideas for activities you can do to have fun whilst staying at home.
Watch in on youtube here or go to oxfordowl.co.uk where you can see the book in print for free.