Head space

' Those are dark clouds said the boy. 'Yes they will move on' Said the house-  Charlie Mackesy  As we start the new government restrictions it is really important to look after our wellbeing and mental health. This might start to feel more difficult as the evenings get darker but there is plenty for you to do inside that will support your wellbeing. Head space is a great app for this that you can download onto your phone to give you some space at the start of the end of the day. There is cost but you can get a free trail to see if you like it first. Another way to continue to look after yourself is to make sure you make time for yourself whether that be baking, cooking, sewing, drawing or going for a dog walk you need to make sure you make time during the day to do these. Some of you might want to use this time to start making some handmade presents as for Christmas or just to show someone that are thinking about them. We would like to challenge you over the next 30 days to

The Duchess of Cambridge online assembly on mental health

The Duchess of Cambridge to lead assembly on kindness Place2Be’s royal patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy today (Thursday 18 June), during which she will speak about the importance of children's mental wellbeing. The theme of The Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’  The Duchess will say:  “Talking to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better. And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need. Small acts of kindness can go such a long way. But as we help others, we mustn’t forget to nurture ourselves, by taking the time to focus on the things that make us feel happy too.” The link for the assembly will be found here: Tip for parents home schooling is now available here:  https://thomasestleycc.sharep

Tommo Reads

Continue your reading journey with Tommo reads with chapter four and five:

Tommo Reads Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Tommo Reads Chapter 3 tells us all about how Maxwell found Monster, read by the very captivating Ms Little. Have your opinions on Maxwell changed during this chapter? Why do you think he was allowed to keep him? Have you ever rescued an animal? Let us know your thoughts!

Tommo Reads is LIVE!

TOMMO READS! So many of you have already got involved with Tommo Reads through finding it in the student area. If you want to find them there, you just sign in with RM Unify, click on the tab that says 'Student Area', click 'Documents' then find the 'Tommo Reads' folder. The first couple of videos are also below for your to enjoy. Each chapter is read by a different member of staff, and they are usually uploaded in the evening on a Tuesday and a Thursday. There's nothing better than snuggling up with a hot chocolate and listening to a good story and leaving all your cares behind. We would love to hear what you think about the story so far! Is Maxwell really a naughty boy? Is he justified in his actions towards Mrs Banks? Why do you think the dog is called Monster? Let Mrs Briggs know your thoughts on Remember if you need anyone to talk to email and a member of the pastoral team will get back to you during


“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” – Elizabeth Taylor Thank you for sending in your photos of how your animals have been helping you and your well being activities. Here are a few of your photos you have sent in. Freddie has sent  a photo of his dog Isabel's tortoise is helping with her work Rebecca has been completing a Harry Potter puzzle  Summer's dog helped her with the hovering Please keep sending your photos in and a new challenge will be set next week. Remember if you need to talk to anyone you can email and a member of the pastoral team will get back during the school day  


'Kindness is like watching the sun begin to shine through the clouds after the ran' RAKtivist Mental Health awareness 18th-24th May  This years theme is Kindness. With that in mind your task is to be kind to yourself, we would like you take part in a wellbeing activity that is kind to yourself. For example Read a book. Call a friend you haven't talked to in awhile. Draw or paint. Get active. Try some new healthy food Cook Try something new Get up and dance  Please send a photo of your activity, if possible without you in of what you have been doing. If you would like a additional task this week why not create a Mental health and wellbeing awareness poster?  As always submit your photos on Show My Homework or send them via email.  Here are a few more photos that you have sent in over the past week: Alex has been baking Banana Bread Ben has been baking Chloe has made afternoon tea Please keep send your photos in and reme