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*****Reception 2021 visits, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November, please see the Admissions page for further information*****Reception 2021 visits, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November, please see the Admissions page for further information*****Reception 2021 visits, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November, please see the Admissions page for further information*****NURSERY 08.45 - 11.45 - NURSERY GATE**RECEPTION 09.00 - NURSERY GATE**YEAR 1 - 8.45 - 3.10 - YEAR 1 CLASS ENTRANCE**YEAR 2 - 8.40 - 3.15 - YEAR 2 CLASS ENTRANCE**YEAR 3 - 8.50 - 3.25 - YEAR 3 CLASS ENTRANCE (JUNIOR PLAYGROUND)**YEAR 4B (MRS JONES) - 09.00 - 3.35 - JUNIOR PLAYGROUND ENTRANCE**YEAR 4 (MISS WARREN) - 9.00 - 3.35 - JUNIOR STAIRS ENTRANCE/EXIT**YEAR 5 - 8.50 -3.25 MAIN PEDESTRIAN ENTRANCE**YEAR 6 - 8.40 -3.15 - MAIN PEDESTRAIN ENTRANCE**PUPILS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SCHOOL VIA THE OFFICE, THIS IS DUE TO THE SAFETY MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE.** *****Reception 2021 visits, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November, please see the Admissions page for further information*****THE OFFICE IS CLOSED, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL via EMAIL office@st-thomascanterbury.medway.sch.uk AS THE MAILBOX IS BENG MONITORED****NURSERY 08.45 - 11.45 - NURSERY GATE**RECEPTION - NURSERY GATE**YEAR 1 - 8.45 - 3.10 - YEAR 1 CLASS ENTRANCE**YEAR 2 - 8.40 - 3.15 - YEAR 2 CLASS ENTRANCE**YEAR 3 - 8.50 - 3.25 - YEAR 3 CLASS ENTRANCE (JUNIOR PLAYGROUND)**YEAR 4B (MRS JONES) - 09.00 - 3.35 - JUNIOR PLAYGROUND ENTRANCE**YEAR 4 (MISS WARREN) - 9.00 - 3.35 - JUNIOR STAIRS ENTRANCE/ESIT**YEAR 5 - 8.50 -3.25 JUNIOR STAIRS ENTRANCE/EXIT**YEAR 6 - 8.40 -3.15 - JUNIOR STAIRS/EXIT**PUPILS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SCHOOL VIA THE OFFICE, THIS IS DUE TO THE SAFETY MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE.** THE OFFICE IS CLOSED, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL via EMAIL office@st-thomascanterbury.medway.sch.uk AS THE MAILBOX IS BENG MONITORED**
Mental Wellbeing
 
Although some children have returned to school already, for many, the new Autumn term will be their first time stepping into a classroom since lockdown began. Understandably, this may be a strange or worrying time for some children and parents. We know that supporting children’s mental wellbeing during the return to school is a key priority. To help you, please find the following resources (compiled by the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families), all focused on making sure the return to classrooms in the Autumn is a mentally healthy one. 
 
 Mindfulness Activities
 
This is a two-week calendar with daily mindfulness activity suggestions. The simple, short activities encourage children to focus on what's around them to find a sense of calm.
 
 Self Care
  
 Help children create their own self-care plan for the summer holidays with this activity pack.
 
  Back to School
  
Parents can work through this table with their children to explore the things they may be worried about when going back to school, and ways to calm those worries. 
 
In this eight minute film, Dr Jess Richardson, principle clinical psychologist (National and Specialist CAMHS and Maudsley), provides straightforward, important suggestions for parents to deal with any potential apprehension or anxiety children may experience on returning to school. It is recommended that you also view the accompanying fact sheet. 
 

If you have concerns about your child’s mental health over the summer break, you should seek support. You can find a list of support available in our area via the Youth Wellbeing Directory, or a list of helplines in the Anna Freud resource library.

You could also contact: SHOUT - text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support

Childline - under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free support

Young Minds Parents’ Helpline - Call 0808 802 5544 for free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm