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Welcome to Smarties


Hello from Miss Davies

Meet Mrs Bridges in this video

Meet Miss Hirst

Welcome to Smarties

Smarties is our school Nurture Group.


 The Key Stage 1 Nurture group is staffed by Miss Davies, Mrs Bridges and Miss Hirst. The Nurture Group runs every morning.


In the afternoon we have a Super Smarties Nurture group. It is staffed by Miss Davies and Mrs Ellis. Super Smarties runs 4 afternoons a week Monday- Thursday. The Nurture group is aimed at Key Stage 2.


Smarties offers children, who are finding it difficult to access the curriculum, a chance to develop, explore and  learn within a smaller, safe environment.

The Nurture classroom offers a home-like environment with a kitchen area, dining area and sofas. The children are given the opportunity to develop secure and trusting relationships with the adults in the Nurture group.


The 6 Principles of Nurture

1. Children's learning is understood developmentally.

2. Classroom offers a safe base.

3. The importance of nurture for the development of well-being.

4. Language is a vital means of communication.

5. All behaviour is communication.

6. The importance of transition in the lives of children.


What might we be doing in Smarties?

  • developing our understanding of emotions

  • sharing snack

  • exploring the world around us

  • developing new skills

  • working and talking together

  • curriculum based activities

  • building relationships with our parents

  • cooking

  • enjoying physical play and activities

  • develop confidence and experience success within a classroom environment


Children who would benefit from spending time in Smarties are first identified by class teachers. Following a Nurture Assessment and discussions with parents, staff and our Access and Inclusion Manager children may begin a placement in Smarties lasting up to 4 terms. The children return to their mainstream classes in the afternoons.


KS1 Nurture group

Curriculum based learning activities will allow children to make  progress towards their Early Learning Goals and Year 1 curriculum targets.



Swimming this term will be every Wednesday please ensure your child has their kit in school.

Indoor P.E will take place on a Tuesday.

Every Thursday morning 8.45 - 10.00am we have Stay and Play, the parents are invited to join in with a range of activities.


KS2 Nurture group

These sessions are there to provide and allow your child to develop their social skills, enhance concentration, build relationships and boost their self-esteem. Your child will take part in confidence building activities to ensure a love for learning.

Wednesday afternoon Swimming 

Stay and Play has been moved from Thursday to Tuesday afternoon 2.00-3.00pm  the parents are invited to join in with a range of activities.

first session starts Tuesday 21st January.



Our walk around Woodrow

Smarties trip to Tesco food bank

Smarties supporting Age UK

Age UK Christmas decorations