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Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Well-being page.


Many of the classes will be talking about On-line safety over the next half term.  Please click on the link for advice about talking about these topics at home.


There are lots of different websites out there with idea for support self- regulation.  This one has 25 different game ideas to play.




Our Value this month is....



If you call to mind the stereotypical impatient person: face red, head steaming. And sure enough, according to a 2007 study by Fuller Theological Seminary professor Sarah A. Schnitker and UC Davis psychology professor Robert Emmons, patient people tend to experience less depression and negative emotions, perhaps because they can cope better with upsetting or stressful situations. They also rate themselves as more mindful and feel more gratitude, more connection to mankind and to the universe, and a greater sense of abundance.


Ways to help your child:


1. Start requiring small doses of patience from your child at a very early age—even when they’re toddlers. Of course, you may only be asking them to calm down and wait quietly for 1-2 minutes before you’ll put more milk in the sippy cup, but it’s a start. As your child gets older, you can push them to show patience for longer periods of time until their desires are met.
2. Teach self-control
For a child, having patience is a matter of learning that they can and should control their emotions and actions, even when they are anxious, eager, or tired. Require your child to regain some self-control before you fulfill their request. Doing so while they’re acting out will only instill the idea that acting out impatiently isn’t the way to get what you want.

For a child, having patience is a matter of learning that they can and should control their emotions and actions, even when they are anxious, eager, or tired.

3. Purposeful delays
In a world where instant gratification is everywhere, parents may need to purposefully delay some things for no other reason but to teach patience. If your daughter wants a new puppy, there may be no real reason for her not to have it now. But waiting for Christmas or her birthday might teach her that she can wait for things that matter, and have it all turn out OK in the end.
4. Taking turns
When thinking about how to teach patience, nothing is better for a child than having to wait his or her turn for something fun. The only way to get better at this is to practice. If your child struggles with waiting his turn for the swings, make more frequent trips to the park—not less—to reinforce the need to be courteous and patient. The repetition will help him learn to cope with the wait.


May's Value - Co-operation.


The Value for April -   Independence.

Suggestions for parents to work with children at home:
Help children to be self-sufficient as soon as possible. Teach them to brush their own teeth, put on their shoes, pour their own drinks, select clothes and dress themselves. Children are completely dependent at birth. Holding on to their dependent behaviours can become habit-forming for parents. We get so used to taking care of every need that we forget to turn some of that responsibility over to children. It’s also often easier to do it yourself than to suffer through the tedious chore of letting them do it themselves!
Praise children’s independence. When they put on their shoes and socks, compliment their efforts. When they button their shirt for themselves, let them know how pleased and proud you are. This way you’ll reinforce and encourage independent behaviours, and you’ll give your children much-needed acceptance and attention.
Help your children find their unique talents and encourage them to develop them. One child may play the violin, another might be good at gymnastics. One might be a natural artist; another might be good at skipping or riding a bike.
Talk with your child about being independent and what it means. Get them to name some things they can do all by themselves. How does being able to do things yourself make you feel?
Get them to name some things they want to be able to do all by themselves. How will they learn to do these things?
With your children, sing ‘This is the way I brush my teeth’. Sing the song again, each time substituting a new skill-’This is the way I comb my hair’, ‘This is the way I dress myself’ etc. Ask the children to suggest additional verses. Talk about how much they have already learnt to do for themselves and how independent they are becoming.
Provide opportunities for problem-solving and making choices. Encourage your child to choose as often as possible- which clothes they want to wear, which filling they want in their sandwiches, which activity they want to do next. If problems occur, such as spillages, invite them to think of solutions.
Let your child do as much for themselves as possible. Let them take on responsibility for the things they need in school during the day -their PE kit, swimming kit, homework folder, reading book etc.


The Value for March - Hard work
Be a model for them by demonstrating your own work ethic 

Talk about what your children want to be when they grow up.

Give your children age-appropriate chores to do. 

Involve your child in volunteer work. 

Make work fun. 

Praise constantly and boost their confidence.

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captain Tom 100 activities

Tuesday 9th February is International Internet Safety Day.

Parent advice can be found at:

For more information go to:    Here are 5 tips for children.



February's Value: ' Honesty'.

“Don't tell a lie"- and speaking the truth is a big part of being honest.

But honesty means more than "not lying”.

Honesty means your actions are truthful too.

If you have to hide what you are doing because you are trying to trick someone, you probably aren't being honest.

So honesty is about both speaking and acting truthfully.



6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Honest

 During these  difficult times you may need to talk to your child about a loss in the family. Here are some useful links. bereavement    and



January's Value of Accomplishment 

Recognising and celebrating the achievements of children plays an important role in developing their self-esteem and overall character, defining the way the engage and perceive success in the future.
Achievement typically measures an externally impose standard. Accomplishment typically describes an internally motivated goal. Accomplishment is the inventory of what children have done well in the past and what they aspire to do well in the future for personal satisfaction and lasting fulfilment
An achievement is a goal that has been reached.
An accomplishment is a job or project that has been completed.

Accomplishments show three things:
1. The precise actions you took in a given situation
2. The skills and abilities you used when facing a challenge
3. The results that you achieved.

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To support your child in developing a Growth Mindset, why not join up to get the free activities from 'The big Journal' click on the link. It is well worth a look! 

               Think about which brain you will use?     images growth brains

Remember to use the 'super power of yet'.growth mindset posters yet

 At school we are talking about the '5 points to Wellbeing'. What this means to us and how we can help ourselves and others.

5 ways to wellbeing

You may like to watch together the short video and talk about what you can do to help your own wellbeing.

Anne Freud have produced a leaflet on ' You are never too young to talk mental health'.  Please see attached.      parent-leaflet-mental-health.pdf

 A useful article about  'helping children to cope with anxiety' is attached below.




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 At Sharnbrook Primary we strive  to support children to become confident, self-efficient, resilient, motivated and compassionate. To be emotionally stable to be able to enjoy and embrace life, both now and in the future.


Lead teacher - Mrs Fensom

Our PSHE programme aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is a subject which teachers use to address class and community specific issues; staff hold a discrete circle time each week to discuss relevant topics. We follow the programme of study from the PSHE Association.

Our Values education supports PSHE throughout all subjects including assembly and play times. It is a key theme in assembly and at least one assembly a week is dedicated to it. There is a different Value chosen as a focus for each month.

Our Values this year are:







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Relationships Education is taught through our P.S.H.E lessons, during the school year with the focus on understanding relationships and how our body and feelings change as we get older. We endeavour to answer children’s questions as honestly as possible.

We follow the P.S.H.E Associations programme of study. Please see below:


    Our School Rules

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Websites and activities.

 An activity to use at home to talk about feelings - feeling-faces.docx

First  Aid for feelings booklet - FirstAidForFeelings-booklet.pdf

 E-safety -

Here is a link from the NSPCC giving advice on how to talk to your children about esafety


 For information on sleep-


Growth Mindset and Well Being - For free ideas to support your child to develop a Growth Mindset.
Sign up for the freebies! Click here for the link.

(More sites given below the  photographs).


We recognise that it can be embarrassing or uncomfortable to talk about issues such as the components of friendship, romantic relationships, the influence of social media on wellbeing, recognising abuse and other topics with your child. More advice about having such conversations can be found here. talking-about-difficult-topics.


          Our  school display about 'Well being'.


Our school display all about 'Emotions'.


Mental Well-being: 
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

British Psychological Society (BPS)
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Children’s Commissioner
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.
Registration: not required