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Peter Gladwin Primary School

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Health and Wellbeing

 


Family Learning courses in Brighton & Hove 2021

Brighton & Hove School Nurse Service: ChatHealth (textline) is available for young people and parents/carers of primary children on 07480 635423 (9-4.30pm Monday to Friday)


Useful advice for parents and carers during Covid-19

For latest Young Safety Net E-Zine "Making Sense of Missing Out" click here

Click here for Safety Net's exciting new e-zine completed with help from young volunteers.

Top tips on managing worries, fun activities for keeping busy and useful information if you are in need of extra support or information.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital specialist Play Team have launched their new hub The Power of Play. This offers a fantastic range of resources which emphasise the importance of play in children's development. Beneficial to children of all ages and needs.

The Power of Play


Strategies to help children manage their emotions and get back "in the green"

New Information from the DfE

Online referral form to get help:

The council has launched an online referral form for vulnerable residents with no other support. 

Please click here to self refer or to complete for someone else.

Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) has illustrated this fantastic book which explains all aspects of the Coronavirus to children.

It is beautifully presented, very factual but also pitched perfectly so that children are informed but not worried.

Click on the book cover icon below to read as a pdf.

Here are some wellbeing activities you might like to try.....

Daily Wellbeing Activities                    5 Ways to Wellbeing

Some of your children may have taken part in Lego Therapy before.

This is a fantastic intervention which encourages speaking and listening skills. Click here for instructions and resources.

You might find these timetables useful to help create routine and structure at home.

Some of the resources even include helping around the house tasks! It would be great to hear how that is going!

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We often use First/Next/Then boards in school to help children know what's coming next and to remain "in the green". 

When we're in school we tend to follow a cycle of:

First: a calming and focusing/regulating activity, Next: a learning activity, Then: a relaxing activity/down time.

You might find it works best if children can help plan the order that things are happening in.

Chatter mats can be a great way to help families feel connected if children struggle with the social aspects of meal times.

A really great child friendly story book resource to help children understand what's going on and hopefully put their minds at rest.

Dave the Dog

Useful websites for talking to your children about Coronavirus and also for helping to manage everyone's stress and anxiety.

youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Information from the World Health Organisation on helping your children cope with stress at this difficult time.

These social stories for explaining Coronavirus, social distancing and hand washing may be useful...particularly if your child has a diagnosis of Autism, or has any learning or language needs. 

New one on washing hands added.

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During school closure the Wellbeing phone consultation line will be available on a daily basis for support or advice.

Please contact via email or phone, details on flyer below. Leave your name and phone number, someone will respond as soon as possible. 

Reading/Therapy Dogs

Peter Gladwin school was featured in the June issue of Sussex Life magazine. The article, which is featured in full below, was about our love of reading at PGS and about our very special Reading/Therapy dogs, who visit us weekly to support many of our children’s enjoyment of reading. Charlotte Barnes, Taboo’s owner and handler, has been coming to Peter Gladwin for a number of years and has helped many of our children learn to read with confidence

Leon and Archie were great ambassadors for our school. They were both interviewed by Jenny Mark-Bell, the magazine’s editor. Both boys explained how they enjoyed reading to Taboo and how reading to him takes away many of the stresses of reading to an adult. (Leon pointed out Taboo just listens and doesn’t interrupt.) They both told Jenny about how their reading had improved and about their favourite books.