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Walwayne Court


Mrs Madden - Thrive Practitioner Mrs Burrows - Thrive Practitioner

 Our learning in Thrive

  • In Thrive sessions the children have been working on their individual targets. The Thrive team have also been involved with supporting the SATs and the children have been amazing!
  • We have been exploring different materials to express our emotions and have created some fabulous masterpieces.  
  • We have been thinking about feelings and have completed lots of different activities to explore our emotions in different situations.
  • In Thrive it was the turn of Eagle Owls and Snowy Owls to have their Class Thrive sessions. The focus of the sessions was friendship and working together as a team. We talked about friendships and how to resolve any disagreements we have. We then completed a challenge in small groups to create amazing emotion faces.
  • In Class Thrive Hedgehogs class focused on friendship and how to be a good friend. We were able to discuss ways we would resolve any friendship issues. In the Snowy Owls session we were able to recognise several emotions. We worked together in teams to follow instructions and create faces with food to express a feeling.
  • Badgers class had our Thrive session this week and the focus was Anxiety and Worry. Together we discussed things that cause us to be anxious and fearful and discussed the sensations we feel in our bodies. To end the session we talked through calming strategies and enjoyed a hand massage.
  • In Class Thrive, Foxes class thought about the importance of being kind to each other. We co-operated together to create a kindness tree. Robins class focused on understanding the need for rules and laws and why they are necessary for keeping us safe. We designed some fabulous planets with our own individual laws and rules. 
  • We have been painting our emotions whilst listening to different styles of music. We have been able to explain and discuss the feelings we felt whilst doing this.
  • We have been continuing our emotion work and have been looking at sensations in our bodies and how others express their feelings .
  • We have been focusing on music and how we interpret our feelings through sound and we have created our own sounds using various instruments.
  • In our individual Thrive sessions we have been looking at the book The Colour Monster. We have been looking at different emotions and how colours can represent how we feel.
  • We have been welcoming the children back for the new year and looking at their targets. In the afternoon group sessions this term we are looking at social skills in school, home and the community. One of the activities this week involved recognising our own personal space and lots of fun was had with hoops to practice this important skill!