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Jupiter Room - KS1 Nurture Provision

KS1 Nurture Group – Jupiter

Our Nurture Group takes place in Jupiter room.

Nurture Group rooms are carefully arranged to have the best of both classroom and a home environment. They are designed to be warm and welcoming in order to provide a consistent, predictable and safe place for children. Provision should be of a high quality and link to creative curriculum activities, just as any classroom there are areas for sharing stories, circles times and for completing tasks, there is an additional area for hosting ‘snack time’ where children are able to sit as a group to share a meal. Within Jupiter room there is also a reflection area for children to use for thinking time or for finding their own space and a enchanting reading area to encourage children to read.

The group is run by staff who are qualified in ‘The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups’.

Kalvin Gordon (Nurture Lead)

Kalvin Gordon (Nurture Lead)  1

Charlotte Bryan (Nurture Assistant)

Charlotte Bryan (Nurture Assistant) 1

What is the purpose of a Nurture Group?

The Nurture Group is a small class of 10-12 pupils. The children are carefully brought together to make a balanced and functional group. The Nurture Group continues the ethos of an already nurturing environment within Gascoigne School and provides inclusion for all children promoting PSHE provision. Therefore, the children are supported within Jupiter room to raise their emotional well-being, self-esteem and have a sense of belonging to the school community. We provide a structured routine with clear boundaries so the children feel safe and secure.

The Nurture Group Principles:

  1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
  2. The classroom/school offers a safe base
  3. Nurture is important for the development of self-esteem
  4. Language is understood as a vital means of communication
  5. All behaviour is communication
  6. Transitions are significant in the lives of children

Reasons Children might attend a Nurture Group?

  • Low self esteem
  • Find it hard to listen to others or join in
  • Family illness or break up
  • Bereavement
  • Find it hard to share and take turns
  • Find it hard to settle into class
  • Friendship difficulties – keeping/making friends
  • Quiet, shy, withdrawn

 

A teacher might identify a child with any of the above needs. A referral form is completed by the class teacher and a discussion would then take place with the School Inclusion Manager and Nurture staff. A Boxall Profile will be completed to identify possible areas of which a child might need support. If it is felt the child would benefit from a Nurture Group environment the class teacher will speak to the parent/carer and they will be given the opportunity to accept a place for their child to attend Jupiter Nurture group.

Jupiter Room

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What does and afternoon in Nurture look like?

Children follow a structure and routine that is clear to both staff and children which includes group listening and speaking, work tasks usually from their teacher, individual and shared playing and social skills. The group runs on consistency, positive reinforcement and praise.

 

Within the session we share Snack Time together – a chance to talk around the meal table, listen to each other, take turns to speak and practice using manners.

 

Taking part in a game, sometimes board games or team games, to encourage turn taking and coping with losing.

 

Circle time and sharing news – taking part and listening, sharing in a small group to build self-esteem and confidence.

 

Use of our SEAL programme which is used to discuss and understand our feelings.

 

Stimulating creative lessons and activities which cover each area of the curriculum.

 

Role play and drama – communication, listening to other ideas, taking on the role of different characters.

 

Cooking / Stories / puppets / music.

 

Jupiter room is a place where we want to see children have the opportunity to grow in confidence and become engaged and be successful learners in their classrooms and the school community.

 

How will the Nurture group help your child?

The nurture group will help to boost confidence and self-esteem and provide children with extra skills to improve social skills and independence for example:

  • To engage
  • To settle
  • To listen
  • To concentrate
  • To share and take turns
  • To accept losing a game
  • To build friendship with their classmates
  • Gives opportunities to talk about and understand their feelings
  • To work on curriculum-based activities from their classrooms.
  • To experience and practice the development of positive relationship

 

Does this mean Nurture is a provision for child with bad behaviour ?

No. These sessions are meant to help them manage situations and increase their skills to become more successful learners.

 

How long will my child attend the Nurture Group?

Our Nurture provisions across the school run every afternoon a week. A child may attend for 2 terms. However, we do ensure that children do not miss special assemblies, guests in school, outings or any special events that the rest of their class are taking part in. The Nurture team plan closely with the class teachers and each child usually follows the curriculum being carried out in their class.

 

Are parents/carers involved?

Yes, we like to feel there is an open-door policy where parents/carers can come and chat with the class teacher or the Nurture staff with regard to their child. So that you have an opportunity to see how we work in Jupiter room, you will be invited to special events, including parents’ evenings.

How will the Nurture group help your child?

The nurture group will help to boost confidence and self-esteem and provide children with extra skills to improve social skills and independence for example:

  • To engage
  • To settle
  • To listen
  • To concentrate
  • To share and take turns
  • To accept losing a game
  • To build friendship with their classmates
  • Gives opportunities to talk about and understand their feelings
  • To work on curriculum-based activities from their classrooms.
  • To experience and practice the development of positive relationship
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