Elevenses with David Walliams

I wonder how many of you have been listening to the books of David Walliams?  If you have, how many have you listened to?  Which one was your favourite?

Leave a comment at the bottom of this post to let me and Mrs Lumby know.

elevenses with David Walliams

Click the image to go to the website and listen to today’s book.

If you have missed any of the books so far click on the image below to catch up.

Catch up

Time Capsule

This is a great activity to do as we are actually living through history at the moment.  It will be something that you can keep and look back at when the current situation is over.

It would be brilliant to see some of these completed.  You can email pictures to wellbeing@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk.

Click the link below to open the activity.




Mindful Monday Activity – Week 1 Greatful Jar

Please click on the image to be taken to the activity.

Mindful Monday Week 1 Grateful

Just click on the image below if you want an additional sheet.

I am grateful for

Don’t forget to have a look on the ELSA Activities tab above for more things to keep you busy and look after your mental health and wellbeing.

It would be great if you would leave Mrs Lumby and myself a comment below.

Thank You Baked Potato by Matt Lucas

Some of the children will already know that Matt Lucas is one of my favourite TV personalities.  He has always made me smile and laugh!  So you can imagine how excited I was to see that he has released an animated song called Thank You Baked Potato.  Not only is this song and video good fun, but is also passing on an extremely important message.

Most importantly though, is that it is being used to raise money for the NHS Frontline workers to have hot meals while they are working and looking after everyone.

Here it is for you to have a look at.  I bet you will be singing it for the rest of the day!

A little piece about our Wellbeing Blog

Good morning everyone,

As well as valuing our children’s education we also value their wellbeing, as we recognise that children learn better and are happier if their emotional needs are met.  At some time in our lives we all experience worries and here at West Rise Juniors we recognise the need to support our children and families through these unpresented times.

This blog is to support you, our children and families, with any needs, questions or resources that you may find helpful during this difficult time.  In saying this, most importantly, this blog is to stay connected with you all, share wellbeing resources and spread some positivity to all.

If you would like to contact us please use the comments box, (children please remember to only use your initials and class, not your full name).  Parents/carers or children can email us at wellbeing@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk and we will get back to you asap.

We will add links to the relevant pages above as time goes on so keep checking these out for useful information.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Take care, stay safe and have a restful weekend

Warm wishes to you all

Nikki Beard & Val Lumby


Welcome to the Updated Wellbeing Blog

Welcome to the West Rise Junior School’s updated Wellbeing Blog, our hope is to share up to date information with you around the schools approaches in supporting wellbeing and mental health for all of our pupils, parents and carers, especially during this unprecented time.

Please comment on any of the posts that you read, we would love to know how you are doing and if we can offer you any support.

If you would like to contact either of us in a more confidential manner then we would invite you to email:  wellbeing@westrise-jun.e-sussex.sch.uk.  We aim to reply to your email on the day that you send Monday – Friday,  8:30am – 4:30pm.

14 day Challenge Activities from ELSA Support

Here are some activities that you may find useful to support the children’s mental health, wellbeing and happiness during this time of uncertainty.

There are 14 days worth of activities but can be used over several days or weeks if you just want to dip in and out. Click on the image below and a new page will open for you. All you need to do to go to each activity is to click the BLUE Title writing on the grid and this will take you to a FREE resource on the website so you can download and print it out.

ELSA is coming to West Rise Junior School

Looking after our children’s mental health and wellbeing is of great importance to us Nikki Beard has been training to become an accredited ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) practitioner to compliment her existing role . ELSA support will be available in school from September 2019. Please see the information leaflet below.