Personal, Social and Emotional Development
At Grasmere Nursery School we aim for our children to become confident, independent and resilient learners. Through our bespoke curriculum plans, our carefully chosen key texts, as well as the use of 'Signs for Feelings and Behaviours' and 'Big Feelings', children will learn about different emotions and how to express them appropriately. To understand other's feelings and have a sense of empathy is important to us at Grasmere.
We aim for children to form positive relationships with adults and peers and to respect each other's opinions.
We teach children how to keep themselves healthy and safe and to manage their personal needs independently.
Our calming and inviting Nurture Room, enables small groups and individual interventions to take place. These include Pets as Therapy, Yoga and Mindfulness. The interventions support children's well-being and give them the space to learn emotional regulation. Leuven Scales are used to measure children's well-being and involvement scales during activities.
Each week, Martin and his dog Winnie from 'Pets as Therapy' come to visit the children, which supports many skills including their personal, social and emotional development.
As a school, we understand the importance of mental well-being, therefore we have encompassed the '5 Ways to Well-Being' strategy to support children, families and staff.