Mr Hassan - KS2 Nurture Room Lead Mr Gordon - KS2 Nurture Room Lead
Here at Gascoigne we believe that every child should 'Inspire to achieve; persevere to succeed'. We are very proud of our nurturing ethos at our school. We are dedicated to support all our children to allow them to flourish and reach their full potential.
The Six Principles Of Nurture
The Nurture groups run on a set of principles. The Nurture group principles are;
The Nurture Team are here to listen and help children to:
Find the best way to learn
Be happy, safe and know that they are important
Get along with others
Make the right choices to stay on green and go for gold
The Nurture Group takes place in the Saturn Room every afternoon. We support children in all areas of the curriculum, focusing on social and emotional aspects of learning.
A typical afternoon in the Nurture Room:
Lunchtime – Concentrating on good manners and the social experience.
Literacy and Maths- Focusing on reading, writing and numeracy.
Physical Education- Developing fitness using exercise and sports.
Creative Curriculum – Topic based work emphasising on imagination and focus activities.
Snack Time – Concentrating on healthy eating and the social experience.
Tidy Up Time – Concentrating on following instructions and taking care of our environment.
Reviewing Targets – Concentrating on individual expectations and group learning objectives.
Circle Time – Concentrating on listening and contributing ideas in a group.
Story Time – Concentrating on listening and understanding.
How is our Nurture Room is set up?
Our Nurture Room has been designed to include both classroom and home furniture. It is set up to be warm and welcoming in order to provide a consistent and safe place for our children. Nurture group rooms are set up to be a bridge between home and school, where missed learning opportunities are addressed according to the individual profile of needs.
The Nurture Room is set up with a dining table and chairs which is used for sharing meals as well as school work, an area for sharing books and games together, a kitchen area for easy preparation of a snack.
How long will my child be in the Nurture Room for?
Children will attend on a part-time basis for up to terms. However, we ensure that the children do not miss special times such as; guests in school, outings or anything else that may be different from the normal routine of the week.
When does my child go to the Nurture Room?
Children attend the Nurture Room in the afternoon from 12PM until the end of the school day. Children will be collected by their parents/ carers from the Nurture Room at home time.
Quotes from our parents and children about the nurture room
"In the nurture room I have learnt how to listen to adults." (Child)
"My child really enjoys going to the nurture room and is more calm." (Parent)
"In the nurture room I have learnt how to speak nicely to people." (Child)
"My child's confidence has really come along since being in the nurture room." (Parent)
"I have really enjoyed all the cooking we have be doing in the nurture room and learning about the ingredients used to make healthy food." (Child)
"The nurture room has helped me control my temper better in class." (Child)
"I am really happy that my child has extra support by going to the nurture room." (Parent)