Goodbye Friend, Hello Friend

Please share the following story with your child  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89RLqTklt1w.

Please talk through the characters feelings and how the goodbye turned into a happy hello e.g. it was sad that the snowman they had built together melted but it turned into puddles that they could play in together and have fun. 

Once the story has finished please explain to your child that although saying goodbye and changes can be difficult and upsetting it can lead to more exciting and happy times.  Discuss that soon they will be moving up into Year One and although they will be saying goodbye to their teacher, classroom and will not be with the same children and this may make them feel a little sad, they will be moving onto something exciting and they will have a new teacher, a new classroom to explore and will make new friends. Just like the book, saying goodbye leads to a hello. Goodbye Reception, Hello Year One. 

Please ask your child to think of something they will be sad to say goodbye to in Reception and one thing they are excited to say hello to in Year One. 

Please provide your child with a piece of paper split in two (Goodbye and Hello) and ask them to draw these and write a sentence or label them.