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Self Care

Norbridge Self-Care Challenge

During these uncertain times we need to look after our own mental health, so everyday choose something to help you feel good! 

 

Day 1 - Write a diary of your day

  • What did you do today?

  • What do you appreciate about today? 

  • What made you smile today? 

  • Did anyone make you laugh today?

 

Day 2 - Meditate for 5 minutes or mindful minutes 

  • Use YouTube to find guided meditations - search guided meditation for children or download Headspace

  • You could also try deep breathing exercises - these can be found on YouTube!

  1. Breathe in through you nose for 4 seconds 

  2. Hold you breath for 4 seconds

  3. Breathe out through your mouth for 6 seconds. 

 

Day 3 - Go for a 30 minute walk

When outside think about:

  • What can you hear?

  • What can you smell?

  • What can you see?

  • Did you notice anything that you haven’t noticed before?

 

Day 4 - YOGA 

Use YouTube to find some child friendly yoga pages. Cosmic Kids Yoga is brilliant for children.

 

Day 5 - Call a friend 

  • Call a friend to just see if they’re ok, have a chat and make each other feel good.

 

Day 6 - Read a book alone 

  • Take some quiet reading time for yourself today, I recommend around 15 minutes.

 

Day 7 - Mindfulness colouring 

  • Print off some mindfulness colouring sheets to colour in - I like to do this quietly or with some music.

  • Find some mindfulness colouring sheets below 

  • Follow this link to find mindfulness colouring - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

  • Draw your own mindfulness colouring sheet.

 

Day 8 - Run 

Today I would like you to go for a run/walk for 30 minutes. 

When outside think about:

  • What can you hear?

  • What can you smell?

  • What can you see?

  • Did you notice anything that you haven’t noticed before?

 

Day 9 - Write down three things you're grateful for

Think about what things you might take for granted

  • The air you breathe
  • The sunshine in the sky
  • Your loving family

 

Day 10 - Call a family member 

Today I would like you to call a family member to check they're ok. 

  • How are they doing? 
  • Try to make them smile, when they smile - you can too! 

 

Day 11 - Read to someone 

  • Try reading to someone whether it be your mum or dad or maybe a sibling. 
  • If you are living alone like me I might read alone or call a friend or family member to read to them over the phone or Facetime. 

 

Day 12 - Draw a picture 

Draw a picture for someone.

 

Day 13 - Take some photographs

Go into the garden and take some photographs. 

  • What can you find?
  • What colours can you see? 
  • Could you draw your photograph? 

 

Day 14 - Have a bubbly bath 

  • Relax
  • Try listening to some music in the bath
  • Think about how the water sounds, how the bubbles sound, what other things can you hear?

 

Day 15 - Create something crafty 

Make something for yourself! 

 

Day 16 - Skype or Facetime a family member 

Today I would like you to Skype or Facetime a family member to check they're ok. 

  • How are they doing? 
  • Try to make them smile, when they smile - you can too! 

 

Day 17 - DANCE!

Today I would like you to

  • Put on some of your favourite music
  • Dance like nobody is watching!
  • Take it in turns with your grown ups at home to choose the songs. 

 

Day 18 - Breathe 

Today I would like you to do some deep breathing exercises. 

  1. Breathe in through you nose for 4 seconds 

  2. Hold you breath for 4 seconds

  3. Breathe out through your mouth for 6 seconds. 

How do you feel afterwards?

 

Day 19 - Do something nice for someone else.

  • Draw someone a picture
  • Make someone a card
  • Give someone a compliment 

How does this make you feel?

Did anyone compliment you today?

 

Day 20 - Unplug from technology

Today I would like you to remove all technology - this is for you too grown ups! 

  • Turn off your social media
  • Turn off the X-Box and Play Station
  • Think of some other things you could do today

At bedtime think about how this has made you feel, do you feel better? 

 

Day 21 - Create a mindfulness jar 

  • Write down things you like to do on a piece of paper
  • Cut them out
  • Put them into a jar 
  • When you're feeling low or just need a pick-me-up, reach in and choose something to make you feel better. 

I might include things like, have a hot chocolate, enjoy a book, deep breathe, meditate, go for a walk.

 

Day 22 - Have someone read to you

  • Have some quiet time with someone special.
  • If you live alone like me you could call or Facetime someone and ask them to read to you. 

 

Day 23 - Snuggle 

Have a cuddle with someone special, whether it be

  • A pet
  • A grown-up
  • A cuddly toy.
  • Think about why you appreciate that person/animal/toy being in your life. 

 

Day 24 - Listen to music 

Take some time to listen to your favourite music.

  • You could do this on your own
  • You could do this with someone special at home. 

 

Day 25 - Pamper

Today I would like you to pamper yourself or someone else. You could:

  • Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
  • Give someone you love a manicure or pedicure
  • Soak your feet in some warm water that smells nice. 
  • Have a soak in the bath.
  • Make a natural face mask 

 

Day 26 - Clean and reorganise

Today you must clean and reorganise a room.

  • This can help you feel good when you come into that room
  • Think about getting rid of some of the things you don't use anymore - you could donate them to someone less fortunate!

 

Day 28 - Mindful drinking 

Make yourself your favourite drink then:

  • Enjoy in the quiet 

Think about:

  • What does it taste like?
  • How does it feel in your mouth?
  • Can you feel the liquid going through your body?
  • Does it taste different drinking it this way?

 

Day 29 - Watch something that makes you laugh!

Today I would like you to watch something that will make you chuckle.

 

Day 30 - Enjoy the sunshine (if its out)

Take a blanket outside, lay on it and enjoy the sunshine.

 

Day 31 - Listen to the birds 

  • Can you recognise any of the birds?
  • What do the birds sound like?
  • Are there lots of different birds you can hear?

 

Day 32 - SING!

Whether it be

  • In the shower
  • In the bath
  • In the garden
  • Sing your heart out!

 

Day 33 - Enjoy your favourite food

You could even mindfully eat your favourite food.

Think about:

  • How does it feel in your mouth?
  • How does it taste?
  • Does it have different tastes throughout eating it?

 

Day 34 - Make your neighbour smile 

  • Draw a picture
  • Write a letter to make a neighbour smile. 

 

Day 35 - Listen to a podcast

I love to listen to Fearne Cotton's podcasts - Happy Place 

 

Day 36 - Compliment yourself 

Pay yourself a compliment today!

 

Day 37 - Meditate or Deep Breathe 

Sit in the sunshine if you can!

  • Use YouTube to find guided meditations - search guided meditation for children or download Headspace

  • You could also try deep breathing exercises - you can find these on YouTube!

  1. Breathe in through you nose for 4 seconds 

  2. Hold you breath for 4 seconds

  3. Breathe out through your mouth for 6 seconds. 

 

Day 38 - Eat your lunch outside 

(Weather permitting) Eat your lunch in the fresh air.

 

Day 39 - Enjoy a cold glass of water

Enjoy a glass of cold water. You could even make fresh lemon water or lemonade.

  • Enjoy in the quiet 

Think about:

  • What does it taste like?
  • How does it feel in your mouth?
  • Can you feel the liquid going through your body?
  • Does it taste different drinking it this way?

 

Day 40 - Relax

Relax to the natural sounds in your garden. 

When outside think about:

  • Did you notice anything that you haven’t noticed before?

  • What can you hear?

  • What can you smell?

  • What can you see?

 

Day 41 - Write positive notes

Write positive notes and leave them around the house. 

You could:

  • Put them under their pillow
  • Inside their favourite mug or in the tea bag pot
  • Put them around someones toothbrush
  • Inside someones pocket

 

Day 42 - Thank someone

Thank someone for something.

  • Thank them for being in your life! 
  • Thank them for the things they do for you

 

Day 43 - Talk about how you feel

Today discuss how everything makes you feel.

  • When you get out of bed
  • When you eat
  • When you wash
  • When you play

 

Day 44 - Set yourself a new goal

Set yourself a goal

  • What would like to achieve?
  • When would you like to achieve it by?

 

Day 45 - Do something for someone

Do something for someone in your house.  

  • Make someone a drink
  • Run someone a bath
  • Make someone something

 

Day 46 - Clouds

Today look into the sky up at the clouds

  • Can you see some shapes?
  • Why not tell stories through the clouds!

 

Day 47 - Help someone 

Today help someone. Whether it be:

  • Wash the dishes for someone
  • Tidy up
  • How does it make you feel? 

 

Day 48 - Wear your favourite outfit

Whether it be your comfies or your best party clothes!

 

Day 49 - Count the stars or count the clouds

  • How many can you see? 
  • Do you believe there are other meanings behind the stars?

 

Day 50 - Watch your favourite movie or TV programme

Enjoy!!

 

Day 51 - What  do you like about you?

  • Draw or write 5 things you like about yourself 
  • Talk to someone about the 5 things you like about yourself

 

Day 52 - What makes you happy?

  • Write a list or draw all the things that make you feel happy
  • Talk to someone about the things that make you happy
  • Do something that makes you feel happy!

 

Day 53 - If you could have one wish what would it be?

If you had one wish what would you wish for?

  • Write or draw your one wish
  • Talk about what you would wish and why?

Take a look at some of the wonderful resources you can download and complete.

Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM
  • F2 Merlin Class
  • F2 Sandpiper Class
  • Y1 Firecrest Class
  • Y1 Parakeet Class
  • Y2 Peacock Class
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class
  • Y3 Flamingo Class
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class
  • Y4 Bluebird Class
  • Y4 Owl Class
  • Y5 Macaw Class
  • Y5 Penguin Class
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class
  • Y6 Toucan Class

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  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Camilla Mercer
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

Awards

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  • QES
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  • Eco Schools
  • Outcomes School Award
  • Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium 2015
  • National Support School
  • The Primary Network
  • Pupil Premium 2016
  • Artsmark
  • International Schools Award
  • Investors In People
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