Wellbeing in school & at home

At Ashley Down Schools Federation we are committed to the wellbeing of our school community.

Ideas for Promoting Wellbeing at Home

Here are some links to websites which suggest mindful and relaxing exercises you might like to try at home:

Save the children relaxation exercises:


How to relax like a cat:


CBeebies relaxation ideas:


Here are some ideas for managing emotions and keeping yourself mentally healthy:

NHS self care kit:


Writing about emotions with an emotional check in (for KS2 children):


Creating an emotions wheel to help you express your feelings:


Resources for adults to help children manage anxiety:


 Promoting Healthy Eating

Please click here for Ashley Down Healthy Food information.

Preparing for September 2020

Please click here for Ashley Down Primary Operational Guide.

Please click here for Brunel Field Primary September Guide.

Please click here for Going Back to School Activity.

Please click here for Letting Go and Future Plans.

Please click here for My Back to School Bubble.

Please click here for Preparing your Child Back to School.

Please click here for Supporting Children Back to School after Lockdown.

Please click here for Websites and Resources to Help your Children Back to School.


Please click here for Coronovirus Talking about Death & Dying.

Please click here for Coronovirus Factsheet about Funerals.

Please click here for Coronovirus Grief & Isolation.

Please click here for Bereavement Resources.

Please click here for Bereavement with Children.

Please click here for RJ Grief.

Wellbeing in School

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PHSE)

Every week each class has a PHSE lesson using a programme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. Jigsaw is a whole school approach, with every child exploring the same theme each term in an age appropriate way. Each theme is launched with an assembly and weekly achievements are celebrated with certificates coming home.

The themes are as follows:                           jigsaw pic 1         

  • Term 1: Being Me in My World
  • Term 2: Celebrating Difference
  • Term 3: Dreams and Goals
  • Term 4: Healthy Me
  • Term 5: Relationships
  • Term 6: Changing Me

If you would like to find out more please speak to your child's class teacher or to Laura Bliss, PHSE Co-ordinator (Ashley Down Year 2 Teacher).

You may find the Jigsaw Information for Parents & Carers leaflet useful. Available here.

Jigsaw have also produced detailed information for parents and carers on their approach to Sex and Relationship Education. This is available here.


jigsaw pic 2