Join Buddy and Special Guests at the NSPCC’s ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ Assembly

Join Ant and Dec, David Walliams, and Sally from the NSPCC’s Schools Service for a special assembly.  Featuring highlights from the hugely popular Speak out Stay safe programme, the assembly will help children understand what’s going on, why they may be feeling anxious or worried, and where to get help if they need it.

We know that many children are struggling with increased anxiety because of the coronavirus pandemic – whether they’re missing friends, stressed about schoolwork or concerned about their family’s safety. And for parents and carers, it can be tough to start a conversation about these worries.

This assembly will help children understand the huge changes in their lives. There will even be a Q&A session with Vicky Ford MP, Minister for Children and Families, featuring questions from children.

Health and Well being

The following resources may be of help to you, during these difficult times:

There is an information book explaining Coronavirus to children.…/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler

Also included is an ‘anxiety toolkit’. This includes resources for parents and carers, and children, to help manage anxiety and improve well being during the coronavirus crisis. You will find practical activities such as mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety.


Finally, I have attached an ‘anxiety social story’ and one that explains  Coronavirus to children.

Anxiety social story

social story


Be a Canal and River Explorer

This fantastic resource provides everything you need to research, design and build a canal-themed habitat.


Perhaps, re-design an area of your garden, or outside space, to create a Corridor for Nature to live or to pass through.
Click on the link above, look for the Learning for Home section, and be prepared to enter a whole new world of environmental learning.


Dandelion Honey

A jar of runny vegan honey made from dandelion flowers


  • 100 g fresh dandelion flowerheads, densely packed
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 350 ml water
  • 300 g organic sugar


1.   Shake or blow the flowers to remove any bugs
2.   Place the water, lemon slices and dandelion flowers in a saucepan
3.   Simmer with a lid on for 15 minutes
4.   Leave this to cool and infuse overnight
5.   The next day, strain out the flowers and lemon by pouring the  liquid through a strainer or muslin cloth. Press down to make sure you get all of that dandelion juice out!
6.   Weigh the liquid, and then weigh out the same amount sugar.
7.   Put the liquid back in the pan and add the sugar. Stir and heat gently at first until the sugar is dissolved. Then bring it up to a gentle boil for approximately 15 minutes.   
8.   Pour into clean sterilised jars and put the lids on while it’s still hot

P1-3 Daily Greeting and Challenge

Good Morning P1-3! Here is your Fun Friday Challenge.

Have you ever read any Mr Men or Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves? There are lots of different, interesting and fun characters in the series e.g. Mr Funny, Little Miss Magic and Mr Topsy Turvy.

Your challenge today is to create a new Little Miss or Mr Men character. Draw a picture of them with their name underneath. Remember to share your picture on your Learning Journal.

Have a lovely weekend and we hope that the sun shines!

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