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The NHS have just released the below document in support for young children's mental health. Please take time to look at it and if you feel it would benefit your family then follow the links on the document. Please remember, we are always here for you.

As the lockdown continues, many children will have lots of questions and it can be hard to explain what is happening in the world. Especially as we, as adults, are finding it difficult to comprehend ourselves.

 

This weblink: https://nosycrow.com/blog/actor-hugh-bonneville-to-voice-audio-for-nosy-crows-coronavirus-book-for-children/

will take you to a book that tells a story to help explain what is currently going on in the word.

Welcome back to Term 5!

 

I hope you had a restful Easter break and are all adapting well to our new 'normal' way of life.

 

Just a reminder that whilst school is closed, you can contact me with any questions or concerns using send@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

Please remember to include your phone number in the email so that I can contact you.

 

Best wishes,

 

Miss Marshall

Our awesome children with autism may be finding this challenging times particularly difficult. Just remind them, and yourselves, that you are all doing a great job. Things are hard right now but everyone is working to to get into a new ‘normal’ routine.

If you are finding it difficult to discuss the current situation then this website might help:

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the- coronavirus/

Please remember, no-one knows your child better than you do.  You will know how much they should be told.  The clearest message to give them is that they need to stay safe by following your instructions.

 

Being in doors can be a real challenging time for families, especially when some children really do need to burn that energy outdoors.

We highly recommend completing the daily PE by Joe Wicks.  This can be found on his YouTube channel.  

 

Children with more than average energy will also have a ‘peak burst’ just after lunch time.  Why not get them to do 30 minutes of Just Dance videos that can also be found on YouTube.

 

Community Paediatrics have suspended all face to face meetings, however they are available by phone if you need to talk to them regarding your child’s medication.

 

If you need any support please to email me:  send@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

 

 

Many parents have asked what they should do regarding information for their children with SEND.  If you have any questions or need to talk to me whilst the school is closed, you can contact me using the following email address:

send@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

Please let me know what it is regarding and leave your phone number and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.  Please note it will not be an email reply.

 

During the coming weeks I will post information and useful links that can support you and your children at home.

Miss Marshall is our SEND Coordinator.

You can contact her by ringing the school office on 01474 566 411.

Alternatively, contact her by post via the school office.  Full details can be found on our Contact page - click here.

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