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Welcome Back To School

Welcome back everyone

It is so nice to see you all and we hope you had lots of fun during the summer break!

Here is a 30 day challenge to help you to ‘Express Yourself.’ You can select a new challenge everyday for 30 days or just pick the ones you think you will enjoy. The most important thing is to do them well and be proud of your effort!


Remember Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman are always available to listen if you want to talk about anything that you are worried, anxious, scared or concerned about. All feelings are O.K. and we know it helps to talk about them!

The Together Project

Connecting with other people

Now that we can connect again with all our friends and family, we would like to share with you, The Together Project, produced by CAHMS.  Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. They help you to build a sense of belonging and feel good about yourself.

There are different ideas to help young people like you to have positive relationships.

Click on the images to enlarge, select and print. Printed copies are also available from the Pumpkin room.


We hope you find these activities helpful and begin to enjoy being together again with people you know.

Take care

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman

Back to School!

Welcome back!
The past few months have been very different from any other time we’ve known.
For everyone, there has been a lot of change and now we are having to think about getting back to school. This might feel exciting, or maybe even a little scary. However you feel about going back to school, these activities will give you hints, tips!

We can’t wait to see you!

Mrs Chapman and Mrs Byrne

Children’s Mental Health Week 1st -7th February 2021

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week 1st -7th February… so it’s the perfect time to be thinking about your mental health and your wellbeing.

In school we talk about wellbeing a lot and it’s such an important thing to take care of… just as important as your physical health. This last year has been really difficult for everyone and there have been so many changes for you all. You’ve all accepted and embraced them and done your absolute best and we are so proud of you all for that.

This year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself’ so we want you to get creative and celebrate all the amazing things about yourselves. We are going to create a fabulous display outside the Pumpkin Room called ‘Reach for the Stars!’ but we need your help.

We would like you to do the following:

  • Draw around your hand and then cut it out.
  • On your cut out hand, write down some amazing things about yourself – your skills, strengths or talents, or amazing things you’ve done (e.g. some brilliant school work, helping your family,  learning a new skill, sending a gift to someone to cheer them up etc). Anything amazing that you’re proud of!
  • Decorate your hand and make it look beautiful!
  • Take a photo of it and send it to us at:

We look forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

Best Wishes

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman

For more information about Children’s Mental Health Week, please visit: Parents and Carers – Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

What’s going on?

Here is a short story to help you understand why you are staying at home and what a brilliant job you are all doing!

Stay safe everyone!

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman

(click the link below)


Happy New Year!

Hello everyone!
We hope you are all well and enjoying the home learning that your teachers planned for you to do. We understand that sometimes being at home can be challenging for lots of different reasons. When this happens it can make you feel sad, annoyed, angry, or something else! You might just start to feel a bit negative about what is bothering you, this is called a Thought Mix-up! Have a look at the Thought mix-up guide below to help you when this happens, it can really help! Remember you can also talk to your parents, a trusted adult or your teachers if you are unhappy, they will listen and try to help.

You can also email any worries to Mrs Byrne or Mrs Chapman through this email address: or call the school number on 02392 262599.

You can print by opening here Thought Mix-ups  or look at the pictures below.




Things to keep you busy!

We have now been back at school for just over a week, and we hope you all had a lovely half term and are settling back into school routine. Things are still a little strange right now and we know that coronavirus is a worry for a lot of people. But we hope you feel happy and safe in school and we are here to help you with any worries you might have.

We know it will be difficult for any of you if you have to be off school to isolate because of coronavirus. So we have included some activities here for you to do if you do have to stay at home. Hopefully they’ll keep you busy and also help you to manage all the different emotions you might have.

In the meantime, if you’re struggling then remember what Winnie the Pooh once said…

‘Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think’.

From Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman

(Worksheets are taken from the ELSA Support website and are Copyright protected)


Please right click on the images below and then save them individually to a folder on your PC. You can then go to that folder and open them to print.


Welcome Back!

We hope you’ve all had a lovely summer and are excited to be back at school. It’s been so nice for us to see everyone and to see lots of smiling faces.

Now that we are back, you will have noticed that some things are a bit different and it may take some getting used to. You might feel a little bit worried or confused about some of the changes, and that’s completely normal… it will all settle in time and feel more familiar.

We have put some activities here for you that might help too. Have a look at the Winning Ways to Wellbeing for some ideas to help you feel good. Also have a look at the Self Care Kit for lots of fun activities.

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman


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Happy holidays!

Hi everyone,

We hope that you are having fun! The last few months have been really strange for everyone. There have probably been times when you have felt really sad, worried or angry. These feeling are completely normal when you are missing you friends and school. But we hope there have been good times and you’ll have nice memories of  ‘Lockdown 2020’ as well.

We are so proud of how you have all coped so now you deserve a rest! Things are starting to feel a bit more normal now and we hope that means you can enjoy a lovely summer break. Enjoy the sunshine and enjoy time with your family and friends and keep smiling.

We can’t wait to see you all again in September!

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman

Click the link – my-time-in


Click the link  –  summer-activity-jar




Hello everyone!

How are you feeling today: happy; excited; calm; confused?

We all have lots of feelings every day. Whatever you feel today, it’s okay, even if it’s not a nice feeling. Experiencing emotions like sadness, worry or anger can help us learn about ourselves and other people.  Feelings come and go like clouds in the sky. Think about all the feelings you have had today and imagine they are animals; draw a picture of yourself as that animal. Look at the animal photos below to give you some ideas! You can also watch this video –


    Happy?     Worried

    Silly?               Angry?


This week we also have these fabulous new activities….

Click the link –   All About Me


  Click the link – Daily gratitude journal

  Click the link – I am amazing


We hope enjoy this weeks blog!

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman