Heather Avenue

Infant School


Bumblebees Classroom is based in the main school. We complete a variety of one to one and small group activities in Bumblebees. 

If your child requires Speech and Language intervention, they will complete this with one of our trained Teaching Assistants with guidance from a speech and language therapist, in Bumblebees.

We also complete reading intervention activities and play games to develop Social and Emotional skills in Bumblebees too.

Bumblebees can also be used for our Nurture Group work. Nurture group is designed to be a bridge between home and school; a place where children can feel safe and secure and therefore develop their individual needs further. 

What is the purpose of Nurture Group & its Philosophy?
Nurture Group is a small class of pupils (6-8). Its composition is carefully well thought-out to create a balanced and functional group. The group is part of the school’s Inclusion and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) provision. Its purpose is to offer children opportunities to re-visit early learning skills and promote and support their social and emotional development. There is much research evidence that children’s learning is most effective when they have a sense of emotional well-being, good self-esteem and a feeling of belonging to their school community. Nurture group provides children with this opportunity and so helps to develop their maturity and resilience. 

The philosophy of the Nurture Room is drawn from the principles established by the work of Marjorie Boxall and others, and exemplified by The Nurture Group Network.

The Nurture Group Principles:

  • Children’s learning is understood  developmentally
  • The classroom offers a safe base
  • All behaviour is communication
  • The importance of transition in children's lives
  • Provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening activities
  • Builds a child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Builds skills for classroom learning
  • Has daily crafts, games, a ‘mini-tea’ and more!
  • Language is a vital means of communication

Note: Before children attend nurture provision parents are informed by letter and requested to sign a permission slip

If you feel your child requires extra support please contact Mrs Stevens at school, and we can discuss your child's needs.