Remote Learning – Fun Friends: Don’t Forget to be Brave and Stay Happy!

Hello Fun Friends. This is our last message of this year and we want you to carry on being Brave and Happy! Remember to use your milkshake breathing and relax when you feel upset or worried. Also it can be good to talk about your feelings with people who care for you.  Mirror, Mirror When … Continue reading Remote Learning – Fun Friends: Don’t Forget to be Brave and Stay Happy!

Remote Learning – Fun Friends: Nurture

Consistency is key – the more your child practices, the better they will become at finding ways to work through their own personal challenges.   Recap on previous weeks’ learning: Feelings It’s ok to have feelings, everyone has feelings. Learning how to recognise and deal with our feelings is an important skill. Relax Practise relaxation … Continue reading Remote Learning – Fun Friends: Nurture

Remote Learning – Fun Friends: Encourage

Welcome back to Fun Friends. This week we are looking at encouragement. Well done to all of you who have been learning about feelings, relaxing (and milkshake breathing) and ‘I can do it!’ (turning red thoughts green). This week we want to set goals with children, and encourage them to gain a skill, develop self-control … Continue reading Remote Learning – Fun Friends: Encourage

Remote Learning – Fun Friends: I can do it!

Recap on feelings: It’s ok to have feelings Everyone has feelings I can recognise feelings in myself and others I can ask for help with my feelings Hitting, kicking or breaking things is not ok, no matter how we feel Keep encouraging your child to identify feelings in themselves and to do things that make … Continue reading Remote Learning – Fun Friends: I can do it!

Remote Learning – Fun Friends Relax…

Recap on feelings  It’s ok to have feelings Everyone has feelings I can recognise feelings in myself and others. I can ask for help with my feelings. Hitting, kicking or breaking things is not ok, no matter how we feel. Keep encouraging your child to identify feelings in themselves and to do things that make … Continue reading Remote Learning – Fun Friends Relax…

Remote Learning – Fun Friends have feelings

Fun Friends is a programme we use in Glenwood to help children develop their emotional resilience – to find out more click on the link to the Sway at the bottom of this post.   Part of the Fun Friends programme is learning about feelings in ourselves and others. It is also a key part … Continue reading Remote Learning – Fun Friends have feelings

Transition to School

At our recent information session for parents, Mrs Husbands and Mrs Shields shared the following information for parents of pre-school children- What parents and children can expect at school: continuous curriculum at the Early Level (Curriculum for Excellance 3-18) more structure while still continuing active learning each school will have an induction programme in addition to … Continue reading Transition to School

Welcome back to learning in Glenwood!

We are delighted to have re- opened and to welcome back our children. We are operating slightly differently in two separate playrooms but the fun, friendships and fantastic learning experiences continue! The Meadow Room “I’ve built a model of our new nursery.” Lucia Busy cooking  in our outdoor kitchen. “Look, there are bees on those … Continue reading Welcome back to learning in Glenwood!

Remote Learning- Sunflowers and other plants

Mrs Brown writes- I have been keeping a close watch on my sunflowers since I planted my seeds and I am delighted with how much they are growing. I had to replant them into bigger plant pots and I have now planted them in a sunny part of my garden near a wall for protection … Continue reading Remote Learning- Sunflowers and other plants

Remote Learning – Independent Play

While we always recognise the importance of parent-child interactions and playing together there are also many benefits to independent play.  This can provide opportunity for children to problem-solve, experiment, use their initiative and develop their perseverance and independence. As parents right now you may be juggling working from home, helping other children with school work … Continue reading Remote Learning – Independent Play

Hide, Find and Rehide

Hide, Find and Rehide

We have been busy decorating stones to hide in our local parks for our families within Glenwood and the community, to enjoy finding, rehiding and even decorating our own stones to hide.

This is a great way to get active and creative whilst spending quality time with family and friends without spending any money.

By the end of the week, we aim to have stones hidden in Eastwood Park and Rouken Glen Park. Please feel free to take your child out on a ‘stone hunt’ and even add to our collection by designing your own special stone. If you find a stone, you will be able to tell if it is one of ours as it has our twitter address on it @GlenwoodFC. Once you’ve found the stone you can take a photo, rehide it or hide one of your own, then post to twitter.

We hope you enjoy this fun experience with your children.

What you need

  • A stone (any size)
  • Paint/Pens/crayons
  • Varnish (This could be clear nail varnish)

Let’s Play

At Glenwood Family Centre this summer parents/carers and children were invited along to take part in a new project called ‘Let’s Play’. Parents had the opportunity to take part in three workshops with Gillian Thorburn (Educational Psychologist) and Lissa Duffy (Depute Head of Centre at Carlibar Family Centre)and staff from Glenwood where they were given … Continue reading Let’s Play