We have an official rainbow in the house.
After the excitement of Rhys being invested in to his cub pack recently, it was Nerys’ turn last week. She made her promise at rainbows and got her very special promise badge to wear.
I think about 8 girls in her group made their promise that day, and it was so lovely to watch.
They were all really excited and looked so proud getting their badges in front of all the parents. I think they were quite keen for us to go once it was done though so they could get on with having a little party to celebrate!
Nerys has a friend from school who goes to the same rainbows group who’s been poorly the last few weeks, but luckily was feeling well enough to go and make her promise too last week. The two of them were so sweet together, holding hands and supporting each other.
We’ve got parent/teacher consultations at school this week and it sounds like Nerys’ teacher will be using them to get an idea of friendship groups so they can mix the classes up a bit next year. I really do hope Nerys and her friends do get to stay together. They’re such a lovely little group of girls and they all seem so fond of each other; I love watching them together.
What is nice though is that the children do seem to mix with all the others in their year group, even if they’re in different classes. So I’m sure Nerys will be absolutely fine in whatever class she is put in.
So often at the moment she’ll say hello to a child I’ve not seen before, and then tell me they’re in ‘the next door class’. So I know she does have friends across the whole year and I think it’s great that they are all encouraged to get to know everyone.
Do your children play and mix with lots of children from their year at school, or do they tend to stick with their little group of special friends?