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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

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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



Welcome to the Pumpkin Room blog!

We hope you are all ok and enjoying the lovely sunny weather, as well as your home learning.

We are thinking of you all lots and miss seeing all of your lovely faces. We can’t wait to be back at school with everyone when we can, and we look forward to properly reopening the Pumpkin Room.

We know this is a really strange time for you all and you might be feeling lots of different things – some of you might be excited to be at home, others might be worried about what’s going on and some of you might be sad because you miss you friends. It’s ok to feel all of those things, and it’s completely normal.

We want to share some ideas that might help you with all these feelings, and remind you all just how brilliant you really are! We hope you like what we have chosen.

Stay safe, keep smiling…and keep looking for the rainbow after the storm.

Mrs Byrne and Mrs Chapman


Here is something to get you started

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How about trying the June Wellbeing Calendar Challenge!

Click the link below!


We all sometimes have days when we don’t feel happy about something, this is called a negative thought. Negative thoughts are not helpful and often stop us from achieving something good.  Try challenging your negative thought to a positive one! This take a bit of practice so this worksheet will help!

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Some of you have been ‘staying at home’ for quite a while now and may be thinking it’s time to improve yourself or get better at a new skill like juggling or knowing your times tables. It often helps to decide on a ‘goal’, this is what you want to achieve. The next worksheet will help you to plan how to get to your goal! Good luck!!

Click the link below

Goal setting


Warm fuzzies are things that make you feel good about yourself. Can you imagine that warm and fuzzy feeling you get inside of you when something good happens. It feels comforting and just NICE. Almost like a hug but without being touched.  There are lots of ways to feel warm and fuzzy.

Click the link below