While this programme is school-based, we understand how important connecting pupils’ school and home lives is when thinking about children’s wellbeing. We’d love for you to have a go at some of our “Try it at Home” series with your children / the children in your care, which will reinforce the class learning at home.


Lesson 1

This week, pupils explored ways in which to process and normalise their COVID-19 experiences.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson one:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their square breathing exercise and complete a sleep diary for the week.


Lesson 2

This week pupils were introduced to the topics of wellbeing and resilience, and the factors that enhance or lessen our wellbeing from a digital perspective.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson two:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their mindful moment as well as creating an internet safety poster at home by designing their shield and identifying ideas that they can use to manage their online worlds.


Lesson 3

This week pupils explored the topic of feelings and were supported to identify their feelings within this lesson.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson three:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their selfie scan and to think of three good things that happened to them today.


Lesson 4

This week pupils learned about understanding feelings, thoughts and actions, and the relationship between them.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson four:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their thoughtful words exercise and to think about a time when they felt one of the four big feelings (fear, anger, happiness, sadness) and to reflect on this by writing about what they were thinking, feelings and what actions they took.


Lesson 5

This week pupils expanded on last week’s lesson on understanding feelings, thoughts and actions, and the relationship between them.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson five:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their TLC tool, to complete the step ladder of fears, as well as using the PTA tool to think about a challenge they are facing differently.


Lesson 6

This week pupils focused on healthy friendships and relationships with others, the importance of boundaries, positive self-talk and the importance of speaking to an adult.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson six:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their wise words and to think of a positive though for tomorrow.


Lesson 7

This week pupils explored their social wellbeing and managing their relationships.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson seven:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their inner warrior exercise, and invited to make a mindful moment and record a memory or include each activity at the end of the week.


Lesson 8

This week pupils learned about thinking traps and how we can be influenced in different situations.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson eight:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their belly breathing exercise as well as invited to talk to a parent about a choice they made because they were influenced and discussing ways in which they could have thought about it differently.


Lesson 9

This week pupils explored the online world, they discussed and examined what is real and what is fake, and learned to think and check before responding and believing a post or something that they see online.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson nine:

  • At home, pupils are encouraged to practice their switching off visualisation as well as encouraged to complete their ‘Internet Quiz’ with you for support, if possible.
 
Check out the following resources to make the most of the internet by helping your family become confident digital citizens.


Lesson 10

This week pupils delved into their use of the internet and their experience of it, discussing and examining what personal information is fair to share on the internet and what would be better not to share on the internet.

The Try it at Home Exercise for lesson ten:

 

Check out the following resources to make the most of the internet by helping your family become confident digital citizens.