Parents update

To all our parents,

In these very uncertain times we felt that these documents may be able to help you and your children. Take care.

Here is a leaflet explaining how to access online Triple P parenting classes followed by other useful resources:

Triple P online 3-12yrs

Triple P is a positive parenting programme which provides parenting strategies which are proven to help develop your child’s development and well-being. We all face challenges sometimes and right now, many of us are facing difficult and uncertain times. Positive parenting strategies can make a huge difference to you and your child, help to strengthen relationships and enable parents to manage situations calmly. If you need extra support during these difficult times please email: TripleP@bedford.gov.uk for more information on how to access the online training.

Mrs Catchpole

 

Dealing with anxiety during a Pandemic:

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Anxiety

Supporting parents and children with Mental Health:

Helpful websites: 

Young Minds

Headspace

World Health Organistation

Please access these sites as they provide lots of useful ideas to support mental health and offer relaxation techniques such as meditation.

A story for all called ‘While we can’t hug’ click on the link below:

Social stories about COVID 19 (Please share these with your children)

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one:

The video below has been compiled by CHUMS and helps to explain, through a child’s eyes, how the impact of losing a loved one can affect them. Please share this with members of your family, adults or children, if you feel it may provide some comfort and help to explain the emotions we experience at this difficult time.

Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBQpUozi6hA&feature=youtu.be
Mrs Catchpole

 

Music:

Music can help us all to relax and de-stress at anytime.

Music for Bedford Borough have created a website for children to access lots of fun and creative activities:

 NEW

‘KEEPING THE BEAT’ interactive music website

for Bedford Children by Music for Bedford Borough Teachers!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new ‘Keeping the Beat’ website for Bedford children. It can be accessed either at school or at home. All the music you need in one place! There are lots of creative and FUN musical activities which involve using objects around the home as musical instruments as well as opportunities to submit drawings, photos and poems based on a wide range of music. We have produced lots of teaching videos to support your child’s musical development too including singing, music for early years, music technology and lots more so TAKE A LOOK!

Access is  FREE and you all need do is click on this link https://sites.google.com/view/mfbb/home.

We will be adding LOTS more fabulous resources regularly so do keep coming back to it.

If you have any difficulties accessing the site or have any questions, please email us at music@bedford.gov.uk

Music for Bedford Borough is a Bedford Council Service, providing whole-class instrumental lessons and a wide variety of projects in schools.

We are reaching out to parents to help you find activities keep your child active and creative!

First Aid

Whilst learning from home, what could be more empowering than learning a new life-saving skill?

The British Red Cross have put together a brand new website called First Aid Champions (link below)

https://etracking.e.redcross.org.uk/clicked/3318/1720961/2357433494?

where children can learn first aid through engaging films, photos and online quizzes. Take a look. You might just save a life.