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All About STEM: Back to School Support Resources – Covid 19
As children are thinking about going back to school, or starting school for the first time, there will be a lot of mixed emotions, especially since the pandemic.
To help, we’ve created a special Back to School Inspiration Station featuring a selection of our favourite support resources from compassionate youth organisations.
A guide for children to tell them some of the changes they might see when they go back to school this September as well as providing tips on how to cope if they’re feeling worried or nervous and helpful resources to stay safe.
Barnardo’s have released two booklets, designed to give you hints, tips and activities to try so that when children make that move back into school life, they feel confident and calm.
“As the Covid-19 pandemic has caused so much disruption and continues to impact on school life, teachers and students, we are pleased to offer you some specially written lesson plans and a complimentary resilience-building set, as a small contribution supporting students returning to school.
Some children will be eager to get back to the safety and predictability that school provides for them, others may be anxious or not want to come back. A safe, calm, caring, welcoming school community will offer routine and solidity.”
FREE PDF booklets for children
Separate packs per key stage
Lesson Plans –
- Welcome back to school including a temporary Jigsaw Charter to support respect for personal space (social distancing), hygiene, etc.
- Belonging and feeling safe at school
- Reconnecting with friends at school
- The Coronavirus explained and keeping safe and well
- Managing worries, fears and anxieties
- Being positive and looking forward to learning
- Gratitude and appreciation
- Loss and bereavement
REST Toolkit (Secondary)
Jigsaw Charter (Secondary)
Partnerships for Children: Pack 5 (Back to School – Covid 19)
Place2Be: Coronavirus Wellbeing Activities for Schools
Mental Health Foundation: Supporting Pupils Returning to School
MurrayHall Community Trust: Wellbeing Resource Pack
RCOT: Parents – Preparing Your Child for Returning to School
Young Minds: Supporting Pupils Transition Back to School
ELSA Support: Germs are OK – Feelings Placemat – Mindful Masks
Video (below): OpenView Education
All About STEM: Inspiration Stations
– Mindfulness activities for children on every page
– 60 Pages of Home & School STEM/STEAM Activities