Nurture Groups

Nurture groups

Lindens School recognises that before a child can learn effectively they must first have the following social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning.

There are five social and emotional aspects of learning:

Self-awareness

Managing feelings

Motivation

Empathy

Social skills

Our nurture groups aim to promote students positive experience of school life as it underpins effective learning, emotional health and well-being, positive relationships, appropriate behaviour and good attendance

There are several programmes that we now offer in order to promote the five social and emotional aspects of learning. They are:

All About Me KS1

This is a 6 week programme for one hour per week designed for 6 pupils to support their understanding of their own emotions and well-being. It promotes self-esteem, self-image and self-confidence and positive relationships with both peers and adults. We explore positive approaches to their learning and social environment using resources such as books, games, posters and poems.

All About Me KS2

This is a 6 week programme for one hour per week designed for 6 pupils to support their understanding of their own emotions and well-being. It promotes self-esteem, self-image and self-confidence and positive relationships with both peers and adults. We explore positive approaches to their learning and social environment using resources such role play, group discussion and problem solving.

Keeping Cool     

This programmes support children of all key stages to have an awareness of their feelings and emotions and gives coping strategies to help them manage stressful situations which are often difficult to cope with. It teaches safe ways to manage anger and allows the children to talk freely within the group about their difficulties and feelings. The resources we use in this group are:

Role play

ICT games

Art

Feelings cards

Group discussions

Parachute games

 

Team Building

At times some children find it difficult to work as part of a team or be part of a social group. This programme supports children to develop strategies in becoming a happy and secure member of their peer group. It enables children to:

Listen and appreciate the ideas of others

Take turns

Have an awareness of appropriate behaviours

Have confidence to voice their views and opinions

 

If you would like to discuss these programmes in further detail please contact

Mrs Wade  or Mrs Grainger

0121 580 7758

 

Year 6 to Year 7 transition

The move from Year 6 to Year 7 can be a daunting experience for pupils as it involves becoming familiar with a range of new and/or different things such as:

A new working environment

A different set of peers (coming from many different schools)

New teachers and other adults

Different expectations

More homework

Coping with the age range of pupils at School (11-18 years)

We aim to support their transition from KS2 to KS3 in being a positive and exciting venture and equip them with coping strategies during this transition.

If you have any concerns about the transition from KS2 to KS3 please don't hesitate to contact a member of staff.

This transition programme is delivered by Mrs Appleby and Mrs Hodgkinson.