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04/03/21

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Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a SEMH Co-Educator. For more information visit https://t.co/myWM4VTfSs https://t.co/18hsjgECyz

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04/03/21

Families were given inspiration to create an entire day devoted to reading. To mark , pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy were given a suggested itinerary to help them to weave reading into their day. https://t.co/DRwlawbMYd https://t.co/z5kegCHlJj

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27/02/21

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Captain Tom Moore

“Someone will have to make extra cake and sandwiches, and it won’t be me.” Today we celebrate the life of our hero. We will be following Captain Tom’s wishes by enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of Victoria sponge cake. Please join us as we raise a cup to him. https://t.co/c9F1xBFL9a

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25/02/21

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Jane Considine

Useful. https://t.co/D3goRnrzlv

24/02/21

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Fleur Hitchcock💙

Perspective. https://t.co/KkCugeTG5Z

23/02/21

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BBC News (UK)

Australian scientists find the country's oldest known rock art - a 17,300-year-old painting of a kangaroo 🦘🎨🖌️ https://t.co/rJhmUoyuv2

23/02/21

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Penguin Books UK

‘Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.’ W. E. B. Du Bois, born in 1868

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22/02/21

Lovely surprise to find this book waiting at school this morning https://t.co/SkD4XDQpo0

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21/02/21

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British Library Learning

This exquisite notebook was inherited by William Blake, when his brother died in 1787. William probably started using it in February that year & kept it with him all his life. Browse Blake's beautiful sketches and poetic drafts of 'London' & 'The Tyger': https://t.co/eZp447443q https://t.co/ziglc2E24K

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20/02/21

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PL Henderson  ♀ 🎨

Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Tiny Sweaters For Penguins Injured In Oil Spills https://t.co/Dcivr6eSla

18/02/21

Yes, yes, yes. These episodes are just five minutes long. They challenge stereotypes and they educate. A must watch series. https://t.co/P1RFsiKRGj

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18/02/21

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ActiveEssex

Men struggle to open up, but it is important we offer them support. The have explored activities and initiatives that will benefit men's wellbeing before they reach a crisis and have developed 5 key principles. Find out more here👉 https://t.co/JEuFO6ZL9z https://t.co/esVgWjrc3D

17/02/21

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Marcus Rashford named in Time magazine's Next 100 list as someone who is shaping the future https://t.co/yzDdxZolFT

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17/02/21

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Clangers

Kindness is never wasted, it always makes a difference. Happy from the Clangers! 💖✨ https://t.co/8i0xew82lI

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17/02/21

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BookTrust

Books are a great way to help children talk about their feelings or understand what they're going through a little better. We've put together a list of great titles that could help support a healthy mind: https://t.co/DFgLyR7PPp Pic: Ella Bailey https://t.co/Y89mu6Lzvf

16/02/21

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Longleat Safari Park celebrates success of pancake tortoise breeding programme, with five newborns https://t.co/uVBpx3FC7B

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16/02/21

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Teaching School

The ‘go to’ recipe - Happy Pancake Day 🥞 https://t.co/TajMTW28tL

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16/02/21

Children learning remotely from home have been encouraged to step away from their computers and learn in alternative ways. Magna Carta Primary Academy held a No Screens Day to give pupils a break from their online learning during lockdown. https://t.co/XC66DTFbmU https://t.co/XJeDtbCrVz

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13/02/21

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BMAT STEM Academy

Thank you to and for leading the live lesson for our final session. We all have so much more information about the opportunities available at all levels. There are so many exciting options out there! https://t.co/5pfnZ2EcGV

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13/02/21

Savoury and sweet. In different times we could have all come together for a party with all this delicious food. https://t.co/MJzNhIdKB3

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Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

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Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources

Medway local authority has created some excellent resources focusing on adult and children's mental health at this difficult time. Please find them in the Page Downloads below. Parents may wish to use the 'lesson plan' as a family. 

RECOVERY AND RETURN WEBINARS

Essex have put together a series of Recovery and Return webinars for school staff.  The aim is to build confidence around themes of emotional wellbeing and Covid-19. The six short webinars (15-25 minutes each) are available to watch online and can be accessed here:

Bereavement and Other Losses (24 minutes): https://youtu.be/NBZrrpk-gvc

Anxiety and Low Mood (33 minutes): https://youtu.be/diuc_OltFtQ

Psychological First Aid (17 minutes): https://youtu.be/vkKK99NXmWI

Neuroscience of Stress Response (14 minutes): https://youtu.be/q2XwOozJHAc

5 Rs and One Planning (15 minutes): https://youtu.be/oAXZPLbTClc

Long Term Whole School Approach (22 minutes): https://youtu.be/cOTbCpaDr-g

Books which deal with emotions

In the Page Downloads section below, you will find two useful documents. One is called Planning Using Books Which Deal With Emotions and the other is Books Which Deal With Emotions and Which Could Drive Activities. These can be used by parents or teachers and are useful in giving a context to children to talk about how they are feeling and to make sense of an ever-changing world. 

healthy, happy and inspired courses

These short courses are free and are designed to be completed with parents. Register here: Healthy Happy Inspired (onegoal.co.uk)

Websites

The following are links to websites and agencies parents may consider to help their children understand the Coronavirus and the current situation we all find ourselves in. Thank you to the Essex Local Offer team for sourcing the majority of these websites. We will add more as we come across them:

UNICEF gives six ways parents can support their children: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/6-ways-parents-can-support-their-kids-through-coronavirus-covid-19

Zero to Three includes at home activity guides:

 
Zero to Three gives five tips to make the most of video chats: 
 
Young Minds gives advice for young people and parents on the impact of Coronavirus on mental health: 
 
Cosmic Kids Yoga for yoga and mindfulness activities:
 
MIND give advice on the Coronavirus and wellbeing:
 
Anna Freud support young people during periods of disruption:
 
Home Start give ideas of activities for families during self-isolation:
 
Relate is a parent helpline and offers online counselling:
 
The National College has released a free webinar ‘Self-Isolation and Mental Health: Practical Strategies for Managing and Supporting Staff and Pupil Wellbeing’:
 

MindEd educational resources for adults about children and young people’s mental health, which is relevant for parents and carers as well as volunteers, teachers, and other professionals working with children.

 

The Every Mind Matters platform which supports looking after your own and other’s mental health

 

Here you will find guidance on looking after wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

Here you will find guidance on supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health.

Mental Health at Work have created a website called Our Frontline. This is to support key workers during this difficult time. Access teh support here: https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline/?utm_source=MIND%20%28THE%20NATIONAL%20ASSOCIATION%20FOR%20MENTAL%20HEALTH%29&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11514198_HTWW_MHAW_1_May_Manual_SP_oneoff&dm_i=CZC,6USEU,UB52YS,RHTQN,1

YMCA Essex is a charitable organisation that has served the community of Essex for many years. As ever, we stand ready to support children, young people and families across the county during these difficult times.  Should you need support, you can complete our request form below and we will put you in touch with the right person or team that can speak with you and help you with any query, support or advice you may need just now. Alternatively, our Family Support, Digital Youth Work, Early Years Online and Housing and Welfare Benefits webpages may also help answer some of your queries and give you and your household additional suggestions on how to keep busy, active and healthy during the coming weeks and months. Access the resources here: http://www.ymcaessex.org.uk/coronavirus-response/

 

Leader in Me

Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers pupils with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. This is something we at Magna Carta are looking to become involved in. It is based on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The owners, Franklin Covey have kindly made some resources free for parents and children to use at home while schools are closed. Click on the link to read more and to access the resources: https://www.leaderinme.org/family-resources/#section6

 

DfE Wellbeing Resources

The DfE have published an extensive list of resources which are free of charge to support children's education at home. Here are the Wellbeing resources:

Wellbeing

 

 

CAFCASS Co-Parent Hub

A free online resource for separated families linking together expertise from across the family justice sector, has been launched. We have been working with colleagues at the Ministry of Justice to launch this website to help families maintain co-parenting arrangements during this uncertain and stressful time. The Co-Parent Hub can be accessed here.

 

Domestic Abuse chat lines

During the COVID-19 social isolation/social distancing period we know that there will be victims of domestic abuse living with the perpetrator who are not able to call others for support or help if needed.  If this applies to you or someone you know, please consider the support below. 

National Live chats and survivor forums;

Essex based;

 

Little Havens Bereavement Support Line

Havens Hospice Bereavement Support Line which was set up this week to support anybody who is bereaved directly or indirectly as a result of Coronavirus and is available to anybody living in Essex. Access the support here: https://www.havenshospices.org.uk/coronavirus-crisis-bereavement-line/. If your family have been affected in this way, please let us know so we can support your family. 

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