Well Being and literacy activities

During the last lockdown reports https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/children-and-young-peoples-writing-during-the-covid-19-lockdown-in-2020/ found that;

Creative writing during lockdown

  • More children and young people are expressing themselves through creative writing during lockdown…
  • Lockdown has given many children the inspiration and conditions to write more creatively.

Writing and wellbeing during lockdown

  • 2 in 5 (41.3%) children said writing makes them feel better
  • 1 in 4 (24.8%) children said writing helps when they feel sad that they can’t see friends and family
  • The link between writing and mental wellbeing was further strengthened when children engaged in creative forms of writing’

Here we have additional, optional activities, provided by the © National Literacy Trust 2020 using ‘The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children, edited by Katherine Rundell, published by Bloomsbury Publishing’

There is a PowerPoint for both for KS1 and KS2, these focus on different areas of well-being; self-efficacy, hope, gratitude and connectedness.

These are optional and there for your child to enjoy, or for you to enjoy doing with your child/children during this period of lockdown.

Aswell as this can you also put a sentence on about ‘Well-being Wednesday’ tips. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a weekly newsletter called ‘Well-being Wednesday tips’ this will be jam packed with lots of ideas and fun activities for you and your family to enjoy.