Seven years ago, our Year 6 children and their families participated in Family SEAL as Reception children. Since then, we have had a rolling programme of holding a series of Family SEAL sessions for our new Reception parents.

We thought it would be a great idea to offer a one off ‘Pop Up’ session to say goodbye to our Year 6 children and families and spend time reflecting on their time in primary and their aspirations for the future.

Mrs Godbeer spoke to Year 6 children for their ideas for the ‘Pop Up’ and designed the afternoon activities based on this. There was blind folded trust games, designing and making of cards, dressing up and a photo booth, photo frames for their memory photos, listening to stories they heard when they were younger, cake decorating, making worry dolls, messy trays of shaving foam and baked beans and much more!

Here’s what the adults said about the afternoon:

“My favourite activity was making the worry dolls. I liked the range of activities and spending time with my child.”

“I enjoyed spending quality time with my child and the photo shoot was great fun!”

“I enjoyed making the picture frame although the messy play was popular.”

“All of the activities were fun – nice to use playdough etc!”

“Plenty of choice of activities to suit all. Nice to catch up with other parents as we do not come into school much these days!”

“It all worked well. It was very well organised and resources. It was a nice idea to use the actual ideas from the children.”

“It was great to see everyone having fun and enjoying themselves.”

“I enjoyed the making activities the most as there was lots of talking and chatting going on!”