We run a very successful nurture group in school for our younger children. This specialises in small groups developing social and emotional skills, helping children to gain confidence in all areas of learning. There is a maximum of 10 children at any one time and a morning routine is followed.
- Circle time using Mr Sunshine
- Snack time around the table where we encourage social interaction between the children and the staff
- Quiet reading time
- Curriculum based activities linked to class lessons
- Outdoor and Indoor play to encourage friendships, sharing, turn taking etc
- Story time
The sessions run three mornings a week and are supervised by Miss Craven (Learning Mentor) and Mrs Holt (Best Start lead). The adults play a vital role within the group, helping children to form friendships and feel confident and happy within all areas of school life.
The children can remain part of the group for as long or as short as is necessary, depending on their individual needs. Certificates are awarded to celebrate their achievements.