Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, regrettably we are unable to invite parents into school for a tour of Berkswich CE primary and nursery. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your child’s learning journey. With this in mind, we hope to provide you with a range of opportunities to allow you to gain an insight into life as part of our special Berkswich community and the chance to ask questions. We certainly welcome the opportunity to support and reassure you as you organise your child’s first steps into Nursery and Reception. We are offering virtual meetings to provide an opportunity for new parents to meet our headteacher, EYFS leader and teaching staff. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about our community and learning at Berkswich CE. Your child is a vital part of this process, and so we welcome them to join in with the meeting.
Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am
Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm
Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am
Tuesday 19th January 9am– 10:30am
Tuesday 2nd February 3:30—5:30pm
Tuesday 9th March 9am—10:30 am
To book your ten-minute virtual meeting on one of the following days please call the school office on 01785 337360 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.
CORONAVIRUS: SUPPORTING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH
Guidance and practical tools to support children’s mental health during the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought many new and unexpected challenges to children’s mental health and wellbeing. In the current climate, it is more important than ever that we support children’s mental health.
The pandemic and lockdown may impact on children’s mental health in many different ways. Children may be experiencing increased anxiety, behavioural problems, or increased conflict at home. The disruption to a routine may be stressful for children, and they may be bored, lonely or confused.
Children with existing mental health conditions may find that they are exacerbated by the lockdown.
Below is information provided by an Educational Psychologist which will also provide more information and support during the Corona Virus lockdown.
Really useful blog that signposts children/parents/professionals to information and resources around Coronavirus:
A free psychology-informed resource to: (i) support people in coping with the psychological impact/demands of the Coronavirus circumstances, or; (ii) to help practitioners in supporting others to cope.
Free two-week trial of online mindfulness programme (suitable for primary and lower secondary)
A sample letter to parents which gives parents strategies to build resilience and have reassuring conversations with their child(ren). You can use or modify this document to fit your school's needs.
Different Podcasts to listen to regarding Anxiety
This is a great clip for children, explaining the virus and how to stay healthy.
Talking about world trauma with kids-article
Links that CAMHS have put together to support children in coping with Coronavirus:
Information on coronavirus for children
Information for parents of how to support children though COVID19
Information for those struggling with OCD
General information for young people about managing their mental health
Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with handwashing