St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

What to expect

The last year has been a very uncertain time for all of us. Human beings thrive when life is predictable and safe, and the last 12 months haven't felt like either of those!


Now we know that schools will open to all children on March 8th, they may have lots of questions or be really excited. They may also be quite anxious. Children might have worries about all sorts of things: friendships, teachers, work. They will probably have a range of emotions including excitement and relief too.


The full range emotions are all normal in these very unusual circumstances. The best thing to do is to talk to your child and let them tell you how they're feeling. Listen to what they say and acknowledge their feelings. Make sure they know that their feelings are natural, and that they are allowed to have them. Help them to find ways to manage their emotions without becoming overwhelmed.


On the Resources page, there are links to materials and books which you might find helpful. Please remember that you can also speak to your child's teacher, or ring school and ask for Mrs O'Keefe who will be happy to talk to you and/or your child if they are worried about anything.