Introduction:

“Sometimes children need just a little extra support to help them on their way to learning, making friends and growing into confident and successful young people. Nurture Groups can help provide that support for children to give them skills they need to do well at school, make friends and deal more confidently and calmly with the trials and tribulations of life, for life”.

The Nurture Group Network, helping children and young people to succeed.

Our aims are to provide:

  • A small-scale setting in which children can experience focused nurturing care from two adults, who actively work towards enabling their successful reintegration back into their class full time.
  •  A flexible and holistic approach to education and care in response to the particular needs of the children attending our school.
  • An environment that is safe, secure and with a home like atmosphere.
  • An environment that aids the child’s development emotionally and academically.
  • The opportunity to help children learn to make decisions and wise choices through understanding the consequences of certain ways of behaving.
  • Ongoing assessment and support for children exhibiting behaviours linked to emotional stress and attachment issues.
  • An environment which will develop the child’s self-esteem and confidence through planned activities.

The group runs two sessions a day AM and PM and is led by Miss S. Salmon a specially trained teaching assistant who is supported by a second teaching assistant, Mrs N Deliu.

This Term our topic is IT'S GOOD TO BE ME!!!

The children will being learning all about themselves, what they like, don’t like, look like, what they are good at and why everyone is different. We will be learning this through circle time, art, roleplay and mirror work. The children will get the chance to produce a piece of written work and art work for out display.  This topic is designed to help with children’s self-esteem and confidence. It’s a great way for them to develop a better understanding of who they are and learn more about each other too.

We will also be working alongside your child’s main class and teaching the same class work but in a smaller group so the children do not miss out on any learning.

Homework

This term we would like your child to bring in an item that is special to them so they can tell the group all about it. Please make sure the item is not of great value and we will do our best to take care of it in school. You are welcome to drop it off into Opal class so Miss Salmon can keep it safe.

Family photos are always welcome into Opal class as the children love to show us who are special to them.

Thank you for your support at home.

If you would like any more information about Nurture or your child please do not hesitate to get in touch we will be happy to help.

Miss S Salmon

Mrs N Deliu