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03/02/23

A Victorian playtime with activities including skipping, hopscotch, chalk, marbles and clap songs https://t.co/QPqw3Rr80L

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03/02/23

Today Year 5 experienced what life was like for Victorian children at school! They learned the 3 R’s, took part in a Victorian drill lesson, the girls learned sewing and the boys technical drawing. We had an amazing day! https://t.co/6rNdNGG7Vq

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30/01/23

Retweeted From Jane Considine

“They realised help is better than harm.” Just stunning! ✨📝☺️📝✨📝✨📝☺️📝 https://t.co/6CftxXomMb

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30/01/23

Hedraclash, a poem by Sam in year 5, inspired by The Malfeasance. we hope you like it! https://t.co/BQbNh9VBB9

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26/01/23

Well done to Y6 on a fantastic and informative Proud showcase this morning! https://t.co/dqS1Vm7TxR

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25/01/23

Well done to this week’s hot chocolate with the head children! We are so proud of you! https://t.co/GfpCq154Cb

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23/01/23

Looking forward to singing along with our parents later. https://t.co/zqqnUr7HJR

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23/01/23

Enjoying our rehearsal and looking forward to the performance later with https://t.co/vy2giACObA

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23/01/23

Arrived safely ready to sing our hearts out! https://t.co/rPthUy0YWE

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20/01/23

Year 3 enjoyed an excellent and informative science workshop about the different types of rock from a geologist! https://t.co/00CYdFBwGE

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20/01/23

An excellent portrait of Queen Victoria! https://t.co/58ErY7heMD

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20/01/23

Year 5 had an arty afternoon learning about William Morris and the block printing technique. We went outside and used nature to help inspire our own patterns https://t.co/t0ND53CB7Z

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16/12/22

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Thank you to the lovely Year 5 students (and staff) from St Francis' Catholic Primary School & for coming to watch our 'Merry Mince Pies' performance this morning. We had so much fun having you here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Wxs6iMBAbt

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16/12/22

A great night of Christmas music making and singing was enjoyed by all at our Christmas Carol Evening last night. https://t.co/tFPzMzFn6Q

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14/12/22

Choir, Orchestra and mini-singers enjoyed entertaining their Grandparents at the Grandparents' Tea Party held this afternoon. All of the children performed brilliantly. https://t.co/KSWvd18t1R

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09/12/22

Amazing to have so many parents, carers and families of our children in school for our sharing afternoon today. https://t.co/MpMf3Wtjfq

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09/12/22

Year six have had a wonderful immersive day doing all things World War 2. They have enjoyed taste testing biscuits and writing postcards home as evacuees. https://t.co/51zW8WMQqe

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08/12/22

An amazing Christmas dinner was enjoyed by all yesterday. Thank you to Ange and the rest of the catering team. https://t.co/ggOTdjs4Mp

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02/12/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who have gone 'Over and Above' this week and enjoyed Hot Chocolate with the Head.#aimhigh https://t.co/FirQvRVBiN

Thrive

 

 

Whyteleafe  embraces The Thrive Approach as the provision for improving children’s personal development,improving their mental health and ultimately ensuring they are ready to learn. The Thrive approach includes an intervention for those who need it and a whole school approach that works alongside our Life Skills curriculum. All staff have a good understanding of the whole school approach and the approach is reflected in our behaviour policies. We have 2 trained Thrive Practitioners and all members of staff have been trained in the Thrive Approach. We have a dedicated Thrive room and each classroom has a Thrive area. We are currently working towards achieving the Thrive Ambassador Status.

 

What is the Thrive Approach

The Thrive Approach has been developed over many years helping children to flourish. It supports their emotional and social development and helps them feel happy and secure, able to enjoy friendships, relate well to others and be ready and able to learn. Thrive is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubling behaviours providing a firm foundation for academic attainment. Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development. The Thrive Approach draws on the latest research into brain science, child development theory and attachment theory. It helps us to understand how babies’ and children’s brains develop, and how parents, teachers and other professionals can best support this development by providing the best experiences for the children at each stage. Thrive also helps us to better understand the children’s needs being signalled by their behaviour. Sometimes children may struggle as a result of temporary setbacks or other, longer term changes in their lives such as a separation, a bereavement, a family illness or accident, or even the arrival of a new baby. They may signal their distress by becoming more withdrawn, or distant, or perhaps more challenging or disruptive, or even by trying too hard to please. If this happens we use Thrive to look beyond the behaviour to give these children the support they need to get back on track. Sometimes they only need a little extra support in class and sometimes they may need additional one-to-one time to help them along. 

 

Assessment of need

We use a screening tool and activity planning resource called Thrive-Online. This allows us to check that children are working appropriately for their age and to develop the whole group with activities that ensure that they are as emotionally and socially supported as they can be. Using Thrive-Online will also identify any children in need of extra intervention. THRIVE in practice. 

 

The children

The children understand the approach and are starting to be able to identify what is happening in their brain, when they are using certain behaviours to communicate emotions, this understanding has been developed through learning about the neuroscience associated with the approach

 

To find out more, please see the Parent's guide below.

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 1 30th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 2 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 3 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 4 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 5 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 6 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 7 14th May 2020 Download
Thrive Reception and KS1 week 8 14th May 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 1 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 2 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 3 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 4 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 5 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 6 29th Apr 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 7 14th May 2020 Download
Thrive KS2 week 8 14th May 2020 Download
Thrive Wellbeing 25th Jan 2021 Download
Thrive Wellbeing 2 25th Jan 2021 Download
Creative Expression of Emotion at Home P... 03rd Feb 2021 Download
Thrive 6 Weeks of Summer 19th Jul 2021 Download
3 752 flyer ftcm21 new parents leaflet 1 25th Mar 2022 Download