The Principles of Nurture
Six important principles underpin the organisation and ethos of a nurture group.
1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
2. The nurture room offers a safe base
3. The importance of nurture for the development of well-being
4.Language is understood as a vital means of communication
5. All behaviour is communication
6. Transitions are significant in the lives of children
A day in 'The Hive'
Children are welcomed into school early and can join Mrs Ridall or other teachers for breakfast.
The children then have some free choice time before they start the day with some 'Wake up Shake up'. We always self register and put up our feelings for the day. Children also have jobs which they carryout.
After registration we start numeracy this involves lots of signing followed by small group work with our teachers. When we are not working with our teachers we have various independent activities to do, these change every week and support us with out learning in maths that week and also go over previous learning. We also take part in a maths intervention called Plus One or Power of 2.
Following maths we re-join our classes for play.
After play we do various activities including phonics, snack time, sensory time, gym trail and memory magic. We then start our literacy we use Power of Reading just like the rest of the school. Our books are normally around a PHSE theme where we look lots at character feelings. We do lots of drama and circle times to support this.
All sessions are tailored to the children at their pace and stage. The sessions are short, involve movement breaks and small group or 1:1 work. We use lots of visuals to support us!
The following websites have some great numeracy games, we often play on these in the classroom.