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Primary School

Where children shoot for the stars and shine

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (including info on ADHD)

At a time of great uncertainty it is really important to look after ourselves and our mental health. The  following links and websites support this

Cosmic Kids Yoga - you can get access to lots of cosmic kids yoga videos on you tube

Coping Calendar

Inspired treehouse - breathing techniques

Rainbow breathing


CAMHS- lots of downloadable self-help guides. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas can also be good for children too.

Please see the social stories below for lots more information on how to talk to your children about the Coronavirus and their anxieties:


The following social stories have been written to support children and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic. All of these social stories are available free on the listed websites underneath the story

Coronavirus Support - Elsa Support

Coronavirus Story

Elephant handwashing to support the story on Coronavirus

Social Contact

Someone I know has Coronavirus

We are at home right now

Julia Donaldson - Social distancing using children's favourite characters

What is the Coronavirus?

I miss my friends and family

My story about pandemics and the Coronavirus

Coronavirus social story


Keeping Active

PE with Joe Wicks

Just dance - you can access lots of just dance videos on you tube

BBC Movers


Go Noodle


Premier league stars

Online ballet coach - ballet lessons for children

Jump Start Jonny

Here are some phone numbers and websites to help the emotional well-being of yourself and your child. Sometimes it's just good to talk!

Relaxation ideas- click on the pdf below

Some tips to help to support learning for a child with ADHD:

  • Create a routine / schedule, give a sense of structure

  • Give clear instructions and time to process

  • Tell them it is ok to make mistakes

  • Build lots of movement breaks into the day - don't expect them to sit for long periods, work off their energy before starting to work

  • Use visual learning - learning by showing 

  • Make sure that any goals set are achievable and they can succeed, then build on them, build their confidence and build on their strengths

  • focus on 1 thing at a time

  • Reward good behaviour

  • Reduce the amount of over stimulation - quiet non distracting areas

  • Remain calm

  • Be consistent 

  • Don't give consequences for things that are out of their control

  • Find other words to use other than no                                                     

A booklet explaining ADHD - easy to read guide