A typical session...
Children follow a structure and routine which includes group listening and speaking, work tasks, shared play and social skills. The group runs on consistency, positive reinforcement and praise.
A typical session in the Nurture Room would revolve around a theme or topic, with some focus work on basic skills linked to the national Curriculum. All pupils would understand what they were going to learn and have individual targets to work on during that session. Children have the opportunity to share good news, explore thoughts and feelings and work collaboratively on practical tasks.
Children work with new peers regularly, encouraging cooperation and confidence. Within the sessions, opportunities are tailored to the needs of the particular group and age range. Outdoor learning is an important part of the sessions. Children learn to share a snack together and the opportunity is given to choose and try new foods; even baking them first!
Children learn to share and talk together with peers and adults. The children return to their own classes at the end of the session – usually before the end of the school day.