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Express yourself tab booklet. This is another express yourself resource. It is a fab booklet where our children can express their strengths, wishes, feelings, and thoughts. Strengths - this is something our child does well, it can also be a personal characteristic trait. Wishes - this could be a goal they want to set for themselves or just simply things that they wish for. Feelings - this could be how our child is feeling right noow. Thoughts - this could be something our child is thinking about right now.

Express yourself 5 day challenge. These 5 day challenges are great fun. This one is all about expressing yourself. There is a drawing/writing task and a doing/writing task each day. There is also a certificate for the end of the 5 days.

Express yourself February calendar. This calendar is all about expressing yourself, each activity is about expression through drawing. Expressing feelings, thoughts, dreams, strong emotions and so on.

Positivity Potion. This is a lovely activity for helping our children to see the positives. A pinch of kindness, a dollop of bravery and a sprinkle of loyalty.What will their potion contain? There is a list of positive characteristics to give inspiration to the children.

Worrying thoughts. Sometimes our children may worry about things, they may be big or small and it can make them feel anxious or scared. This worksheet is designed to help them question a worrying thought they may have. If you child has a worry get them to write it down and what they think might happen. Come back later and write down what happened. Our children need to be reassured that worries are sometimes there but more often than not don't come true.

Mindful masks. Here are some mindful masks for colouring and zentangle style. This is a great opportunity for discussing safety and worries around Coronavirus.

Mini Gratitude tab booklet. This booklet is a fab activity for our children to do. They can spend time mindfully cutting out their booklet. Putting it together and then thinking of things that they are grateful for. Each tab could be give an area such as 'school', 'family', 'friends' and 'home'.

This is a hygiene story which was written for a child who was obsessed by showering and washing due to not wanting to get Coronavirus. This story will help the to realise that germs are also helpful.

Gratitude walk. This gratitude worksheet will help our children to sue their senses to find things that they are grateful for.

Positivity cards. These cards are an excellent resource. There are 36 cards altogether, print them out and then use them in lots of different ways. Put them in a jar and take one at a time and discuss the quote with your child or you could put a couple of the cards on to a key ring for your child to carry around for them to read if they struggling with self-confidence. Enjoy!

Inside feelings. This resource will help our children to identify their outside and inside feelings. A child may look angry on the outside but inside feel sad, or they make look sad but inside feel worried. Simply cut out the template leaving the join intact. Then the child draws the outside feeling on one side and the inside feeling on the other side. Fold and glue down. Have Fun!

5 ways to wellbeing. This resource is suitable fro KS2 and upwards. It goes through the 5 things that you need to try and do each day to help your wellbeing. You DO NEED power point installed on your computer to access this.

Isolation diary booklet for children. This diary booklet for our children will help nurture well-being. There are 10 daily challenges but these don't take very long to complete. It is a matter of doing a little colouring, writing a word or number. If your child can't do them all don't worry it's fine but the more they do the more likely they will be fully occupied on nurturing their well-being. There are also a couple of differentiated pages so this is suitable for all age groups.

Positive character traits. This is a tool for your computer and is a nice one to sit down and do with your child and have discussions with your child. The focus is on our children and positive character traits. You will need power point installed on your computer. Read the positive character trait and really discuss this with your child and see whether they have that trait and if so Why?. If not Why not? This will help the children realize just how very special they are.

This is an interactive 'Would you rather?' power point game. Children pick a card and the card will flip over to reveal a 'Would you rather?' question such as : Would you rather hold a snake or a spider? Have fun!

This is an interactive 'Give me 5' power point game. Children pick a card and the card will flip over to reveal a 'Give me 5 colours (for example) and then your child gives you five colours, you could make it a competition and give prizes out! Have Fun!!

Again we have Thoughtful Tuesday but instead of the focus being on being thoughtful. The focus is on being helpful and how being helpful towards someone can increase the happy hormone and make our children feel good.

The 'Wellbeing week' carries on for our children this week. Again it is Mighty Monday but instead of the focus being on being 'mighty' but more on what confidence is and what it means to our children to have the self-confidence to believe in what they can achieve.

The next 'Wellbeing' character is actually 'Success Sunday'. The focus is on celebrating their achievements that week. It shows our children that if you look hard enough there is ALWAYS something to be proud of.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Self-Care Saturday'. The focus is on looking after our child's bodies and minds by doing things that make our children feel good about themselves.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Friendly Friday'. The focus is on friendship and how connecting with friends is important for their wellbeing. Ii will also look at qualities of friendship

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Thankful Thursday'. The focus is on gratitude and looking for those little things in life that we appreciate. This will help the children to have a positive outlook on life.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Wishse Wednesday'. The focus is on goals and wishes, how they can set a goal, how they are going to reach it and how achieving it will make them feel..

The 'Wellbeing character for today is 'Thoughtful Tuesday'. The focus is on being thoughtful and kind. How they can help others and think about other people's feelings.

This is a lovely self-esteem activity, the children create an envelope and then they write or draw 'reasons why i love me' and then pop these into the envelope. Then when a child is feeling a little low they open the envelope, look at these reasons and it will help to remind them just how very special they are.

HI all, this is called " A Happy Visualisation " . This is a drawing actvivity where children (you) think about their happy place. It could be a real place, sittiing on the beach, or it could be a place of complete imagination. It could be a unicorn land or being in the clouds with all the rainbows and sunshine, it doesn't matter. It is about learning to visualise a perfect happy place where you can escape to. Hey parents why not give it a go yourselves?? Stay Safe Mrs Perkes.

Coronavirus home challenge 4. This is a 14 day home challenge, which includes 14 different activities that are all free to download from the ELSA support website. Enjoy and stay safe everyone!

Crossing the midline for anxiety. This is really useful if your child is feeling anxious in these difficult times. The midline is an imaginary line down the centre of your body and is an important development step with young children. There are information sheets that include some exercises for when things happen for example - When Panic Strikes.

Affirmations fortune teller. This is an affirmation fortune teller, they are great fun to use and great for opening up discussions which some children struggle to do. The children can be involved in making the this too. Enjoy!

Smiling Challenge! I know some people feel that there isn't much to smile about in this difficult time, but smiling has many benefits, it makes us feel good, helps us to stay positive, elevates your mood and makes someone else smile. SMILING IS CONTAGIOUS! The pupil can rate their smile (happiness) at the beginning of this challenge and then again at the end. Did it make them feel happier? All the children need to do is to keep a diary for the week and log who they smiled at and what that persons reaction was, they can then say how that persons reaction made them feel.

Hi everyone. For those who don't know me at Antrobus my name is Mrs Perkes. I am the ELSA which stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and my role as the ELSA is to provide emotional support for children ranging from exploring emotions, anger issues, friendship help, anxiety and managing strong feelings. There is an ELSA support website and there are lots of great resources for you to access if you want to do so. I am aiming to put some resources on here over the next few days. Enjoy! So an exciting new resource has been provided by the ELSA support website. It is called the 'Wellbeing week' to help children through this difficult time. The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Mighty Monday' The focus is on bravery and confidence. Pupils will focus on that strength of character and will find ways to increase their confidence and bravery.

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Please follow the link below for activities and challenges linked to emotional literacy support. This will be useful if your child is finding the current situation challenging and may be struggling emotionally. 

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