In Edinburgh, all Early Years settings and primary schools are working together on a joint project using Michael Rosen’s “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” organised by The City of Edinburgh Council Early Years Team. (Find and Follow the Early Years Team on Twitter.) This means that no matter what nursery they are enrolled in, or what primary school they move into, all children will be familiar with the same story and will have shared experiences.
Your child would normally have started their transition into primary school this term. Due to the current restrictions, the activities that your child would have taken part in have altered.
To make sure that no child misses out there is a website, http://www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com where weekly ideas that you can use with your child to help them to feel positive about the move into school will be shared. This website is live today! Share pictures from your Bear Hunt adventures on Twitter #BearHuntEdin and tag @SciennnesPS.
The Bear Hunt website is live from Monday 18th May. Look out for weekly activities for the next six weeks on the Edinburgh Early Years website: https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com.
Here are the activities for WEEK ONE of the Edinburgh Bear Hunt.
The City of Edinburgh Council Early Years website www.edinburghearlyyears.wordpress.com has more information on how they are supporting transition into school this year during lockdown.
Meanwhile here are a few activities that you can use at home with your children to help them get ready for joining us at Sciennes: Getting Ready for Starting school.