Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
The Big Owls and Little Owls teachers have been working very hard behind the scenes to deliver playful and creative learning experiences through our online Learning Journals. Each morning for the last two weeks, the teachers and Early Years Practitioners have been meeting virtually on the Microsoft Teams platform to discuss the weekly plan for activities, covering essential learning within the Curriculum for Excellence areas such as Literacy and English, Mathematics and Numeracy and Health and Well-being. Our activities build on previous learning, knowledge and responsive planning in which the girls and boys have contributed throughout this term in nursery. Our aim is to provide continuity of learning while at the same time encouraging the need for the freedom to play for our youngest learners.
As with any time of change, it is natural for children to feel a little lost or upset. We recommend that families gradually develop a new home routine that will provide reassurance to their children. A routine which includes some learning experiences interspersed with family time and imaginative, free play will be helpful. Building in time to talk to our children about how they are feeling and what they would like to learn about next is very important.
For the nursery team online, this week has been a week full of rainbow patterns, rhyming stories, and emotions. Our children have already responded to our videos enthusiastically and sharing their learning from home! It is lovely to still feel connected as a community even although we are apart for now. We wanted to send a big thank you to all the Big Owls and Little Owls parents for checking Learning Journals every day and supporting each other in such difficult times!