Respected Rhiya encourages us to think and talk, and to share our ideas and views.
Rhiya has got some sad news, happy news and she wants to give you a challenge.
The sad news is that we can’t all be at nursery together as we have to make sure everyone is safe from the virus. Also when we come back together, our nursery building might have disappeared. Big machines are going to knock it down.
How does that make you feel?
Some people think that will be exciting and they want to see it all smashed. Some people are worried it will be very noisy and messy. For lots of people the building and garden have lots of happy memories. The happy news that we are getting a new nursery with lots of lovely new toys inside. It is much bigger, with large playrooms, lots of windows and a little garden in the middle. Everything is new and clean and there will be lots of new things to try and we will see our friends there.
What do you think?Are you excited, worried or not sure?
The adults are getting things ready in the new nursery – here are a few photos for you to see what it looks like.
Rhiya’s challenges are:
Can you tell us what you liked best about our old nursery?
What are you looking forward to at our new nursery?
Can you draw us a picture or make us a model or write us a story or make a game?
What should our rules be for our nursery and what is important?
Rhiya hopes you like the challenges and that you will post into Google Classroom.
Completing the challenges will help you use lots of skills – you will be remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating and creating. These are called higher order thinking skills.
2021 has been named ‘Year of Childhood’ and while already full of challenges, let’s look for opportunity and community building. Here are some ways we hope that we can work together this year.
At Glenwood, we have the exciting opportunity to work alongside Save the Children with the project they have created called ‘Children’s Places’. Through this project we will work with the children to look at their community using the wellbeing indicators from ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ – GIRFEC.
Save the Children have created some fantastic resources to help us work together to do this – including our Wellbeing Buddies.
We have prepared a learning at home bag for every child to introduce you and your family to the Wellbeing Buddies, alongside some ideas that will help your child understand what each of the indicators mean for them. There is also a diary for you to record your experiences together.
Here are our 8 Wellbeing Buddies…
Don’t forget to come to Glenwood to collect your learning at home bag.
Please remember to share your learning on Google Classroom or Twitter @GlenwoodFC #Glenwoodlearningathome