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The Nest


The Nest is the home of the Nurture Group, set up in January 2018. The Nurture Group is a group of up to eight pupils who attend four afternoons a week for one to four terms. The Nurture Group continues the ethos of an already nurturing environment within Cawston Grange Primary School for children who will benefit from extra support to help them learn in the classroom.

The Nest is designed to have the best of both a classroom and a home environment. It has areas for play, circle time, quiet time, learning, games and eating where children sit together and share snack that they have helped to prepare.

The children in the Nest follow a structured programme that includes circle time, relaxation, cooking, story time, learning activities, talking about feelings, preparing and sharing food.


Autumn Term 2

Topics to be covered:

  • Getting on and falling out – recognising what we like and dislike, what is fair and unfair, what is right and wrong; to recognise how our behaviour affects other people and to identify and respect the differences and similarities between people.
  • Festivals, celebrations and remembrance including Diwali, Bonfire Night, Armistice and Remembrance.
  • Cooking – using cooking to mark festivals and develop teamwork.
  • Crafts – making things to tie in with festivals
  • Relaxation – learning relaxation and breathing techniques to help us when we feel anxious.
  • Puppets – introducing Fred the puppet to the Nest and thinking about how he feels. Playing with puppets to develop our own situations and explore feelings. Making sock puppets.
  • Games – games to explore feelings and identity, friendship, social skills and taking turns.