Health and Wellbeing

This page is dedicated to supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our school community. Each week, we will add in stories read by members of staff, assemblies and resources that you can explore and may help support your family at home. Please let us know if there are any areas of Health and Wellbeing that you would like us to explore, or you have any questions or queries.

Please keep your eyes posted for updates each week!

We have started to gather these onto a Health and Wellbeing book shelf so you can access all the stories in one go. Have a look here (on the link below) to see which stories we have done so far and which ones are still to come. All you need to do is present the slide, click the book and it will take you to the slide to access the video and resources to match. We will updated the shelves below at the start of next term:)

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wWUMK3lzGSTba-E2mCXS4gS6pJQGBZYWOEbcF4RDqJk/edit?usp=sharing

The Circles All Around Us – 14th June 2021

Read by Miss Mackenzie

Stanley’s Stick – 19th May 2021

Read by Vicky in P7A

Stantley’s Stick

Under the Love Umbrella – 1st April 2021

To watch this video, please click on the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u_zdpCxsPoUyoYHg76AtGA9GHkYYyja-/view?usp=sharing

Resources to support this at home:

Renewing Relationships

Staying Connected


Wellbeing Website for Activities

The Little Iceberg – 19th March 2021

This week is the story of The Little Iceberg read by Miss Hutcheson.

The Little Iceberg tells a metaphoric story of hope and loss, revealing the healing power of friendship and belonging.

To watch this video, please click the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11i4WTuvPCESErt9vdnCPHGpC56jYGjFx/view?usp=sharing

Resources to support this at home:

Meditation and Sensory Linked to The Little Iceberg

Breathing Techniques

Lucy’s Blue Day – 12th March 202

This week’s story is Lucy’s Blue Day and is read by Miss Shimmield.

Lucy’s Blue Day is about a very special little girl with magical hair. It changes colour with her emotions. If she is feeling happy, it is purple. If she is jealous, it will turn green. This charming story is the tale of when Lucy wakes up and her hair is blue, and she doesn’t understand why.

Lucy soon learns that it is #OKNotToBeOK

To enjoy this video, please click this link to access the story: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iwr0j3RyepdqD6wAJHmXMaeznRv6XnlT/view

Resources to support family learning at home

Wellbeing Bingo

Kimochis

Lucy’s LockDown

Lucy’s Blue Day

Cherry Blossoms and Paper Planes – 5th March 2021

This week’s story is read by Mrs Macaulay. Cherry Blossoms and Paper Planes is a story reflecting on friendships and relationships and how these change and develop.

Adin and Dina are best friends. They live in the beautiful countryside surrounded by cherry trees. Their favourite game is to plant cherry stones around their little village — in the cracks in the pavement and in the flowerbeds outside the post office. Then one day Adin and his family move away to the city. Will Adin and Dina’s friendship survive the new distance between them?

Helping your Child Cope With Emotions – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/help-children-cope-with-emotions

Helping your child with missing someone – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/help-your-child-cope-with-missing-someone

The Princess and the Fog – 26th February 2021

This week’s story is read by Miss Williamson. The Princess and the Fog is a story reflecting on low mood and depression.

Once upon a time there was a Princess. She had everything a little girl could ever want, and she was happy. That is, until the fog came… The Princess and the Fog is picture book to help sufferers of depression aged 5-7 cope with their difficult feelings. It uses vibrant illustrations, a sense of humour and metaphor to create a relatable, enjoyable story that describes the symptoms of childhood depression while also providing hope that things can get better with a little help and support. The story is also a great starting point for explaining depression to all children, especially those who may have a parent or close family member with depression.

To enjoy this story, please click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G758y8za4KvHkrDy8X4pFxjs0kdxWUlZ/view?usp=sharing

We have also attached some resources to work together as a family at home. As always, if this in area where your child or family would like some more support or information on, please get in contact and we can provide some other resources and information to support you with this.

Supportive resources:

15 Ways to Promote Good Mental Health

Track My Feelings

The Invisible String – 19th February 2021

To support the start of ELC to Primary 3 coming back to school on Monday and also to support those who are staying at home, this week we are looking at The Invisible String by Patrice Karst. We’ve attached some resources below the video to do together at home as a family and information for parents who want to explore more about anxiety and separation anxiety.

Amazon describes The Invisible String as “Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string. “That’s impossible!” the children insist, but still they want to know more: “What kind of string?” The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can’t see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.”

Please click the link here to access the story: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n0WEZUxhnY6v_-xQ0WHbU3t_TnFkXiWx/view?usp=sharing

Worry Cards

Separation Anxiety for Parents 

Children and Young People Support Charities

Unplugged – 12th February 2021

Below is a link to listen to the story Unplugged by Steve Anthony read by Mr Blair

BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn’t it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED?

Here are some lovely resources to help you unplug this long weekend. Remember to unplug and get outside. We would love to see your photos of all the wonderful activities you have explored.

Mindfulness Mandalas

Mindfulness Calendar

Get Outside Challenges from National Geographic

Ruby’s Worry – 8th February 2021

Below is a link to listen to the story of Ruby’s Worry by Tom Perceival read by Miss Fraser-Lee.

Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry – and it won’t stop growing. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?

Miss Fraser-Lee reading Ruby’s Worry

Should the video above not play, you can also watch it here:

We have also gathered different parent and family resources that also support the message of Ruby’s Worry. Please have a little look and see if these resources would be beneficial for you and your family.

Anxious Child

Never Too Early To Talk about Mental Health

Celebration Assembly – 8th February 2021

Celebrate with us! There have been so many wonderful ways we have developed our learning over the course of the past couple of weeks and we would like to celebrate together.

Watch our celebration assembly here:

Children’s Mental Health Week Assembly – 1st February 2021

To explore Children’s Mental Health week, please join us in being able to “Express Yourself”.