COVID19 Support - THRIVE

A huge part of our ethos at Corbridge CE First is all about developing and nurturing the social and emotional development of our children as well as the academic. 
We use and believe in the Thrive approach in school and as such, spend a lot of our time planning for and engaging in activities and learning opportunities that help our children to develop these vital life skills in dealing with and strengthening their emotional development, resilience, adversity, challenge etc. 
Part of growing up involves interactions of all kinds, healthy friendships, learning to respect one another, fall out, make up, see things from someone else's point of view, understand our feelings etc. 
This is much more challenging for some when confined to our homes where this in itself presents it's own challenges too, some of which we are sure you many already have encountered! 
The Thrive team are currently producing weekly ideas to help you along the way at this time. 
Most children love being creative and adventurous especially when adults play alongside them.  For children to become emotionally strong and healthy, they need safe challenges and new experiences. Here are some ideas of things you can do at home to support this important learning. 
Playing outside if possible, improves children’s physical and sensory development as well as their imaginations and it’s fun! Here are some creative activities that you can use with your child, aged up to 7, 11 and 16 years. All the activities can be adapted to use the resources you have available to you. 
I have attached week 3 here today and will continue to upload them to the school website weekly for as long as the Thrive team send them through. 
Sending lots of positive thoughts to you all! 

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