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Thrive

The Thrive Approach has been developed over many years helping children to flourish. It supports children's 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 well-being, 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.

 

Miss Harman (Child and Family Support Worker) is our licensed Thrive Practitioner at ACE. 

Primary Behaviour Service Parenting Support

 

 

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🌈 Family Game Night

 

Download the resources below to have fun at home with your household!

 

 

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From Thursday 7th January, we will be providing a weekly Thrive activity for your children to complete. 

 

Every Thursday, we will be posting a weekly activity to help support you and your children's emotional wellbeing during this time. We would love to see your photos and hear updates of how you are getting on!

 

We will also be providing a helpline on Thursdays 1pm - 3pm on 01264 352322 in which you can speak to Miss Harman (Child and Family Support Worker) regarding any advice and support you many need which may include routine, behaviour support, housing, benefits, finances etc.  Alternatively, you can email Miss Harman to book a phone appointment at n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk. 

 

Take care and stay safe ❀️

 

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This week – Nature Self Portraits!

 

This is something that all the family can get involved in! Why not try and make a self portrait using natural resources?

 

This could be grass, rocks, dirt, twigs, leaves – anything you can find in the lovely outdoors!

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk. 

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe ❀️

 

Miss Harman 🌈

 

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This week – Things That I Love!

 

I hope you all had a lovely half term break!

 

This week, we are asking you to think about all the things that you love.

 

You could draw a heart map similar to the picture or you could try a range of different things like drawing a picture, writing a list, taking photos.

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe ❀️

 

Miss Harman 🌈

 

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This week – question time!

 

I hope you are having a happy half term and having a relaxing time with your family.

 

This week, I have uploaded some What Am I and Would You Rather questions below for you to look through and ask your family. Maybe you could make up your own questions and see what responses you get!

 

Feel free to have a look through the other activities for you to explore over half term.

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe β€οΈ

 

Miss Harman πŸŒˆ

 

 

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This week – Scavenger hunts!

 

This week I have added lots of different scavenger hunts which you can complete over the well-deserved half term break.

 

The scavenger hunts can be completed indoors and/or outdoors. You can look at the different sheets available and pick which one works for you!

 

You might like to go on a colour walk or perhaps see what your senses can find in the Five Senses scavenger hunt!

 

Why not make your own hunt for you and your family to enjoy? You could make a list of 10 different items, hide them around the house and give your own clues to where they might find them!

 

Make sure you have lots of fun and a good rest, you have all worked so hard.

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe β€οΈ

 

Miss Harman πŸŒˆ

 

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This week – Tower building!

 

Another fun activity for all ages to enjoy!

 

This week, we are challenging you to create the tallest tower using different items around the home. Make sure you’re keeping safe when building. You could use toys, Lego, spaghetti – anything you can find!

 

Let’s see who can build the tallest tower. Can you make a tower taller than yourself? Can you measure how tall your tower is? Maybe you could time how long your tower is able to stand all by itself?

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe β€οΈ

 

Miss Harman πŸŒˆ

 

 

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This week – Kim’s Game!

 

Playing Kim's game is a good way of developing your child's memory skills and concentration – both skills useful for all aspects of learning.

 

Put 10 things from around the house on a tray - it could be things like a pencil, an orange, some cotton wool, a toy etc. Ask your child to look carefully at them for about thirty seconds. Then take the tray away and ask them to call out what they remember or write the objects down as a list.

 

Another way of playing the game is to cover the things with something like a blanket or tea towel, take one thing away and ask the child to spot what is missing. You can change the number of objects in the tray depending on how challenging you would like the activity to be.

 

The name of the game comes from Rudyard Kipling's story "Kim" where the character Kim plays this game as part of his training as a spy! 

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe ❀️

 

Miss Harman 🌈

 

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This week – Happiness Box!

 

We are continuing with keeping a positive outlook during these tough times by making a happiness box.

 

The idea of the happiness box is to create something that your child can use if they are feeling sad, anxious, nervous or worried or to use as a reminder of all the positive things in our lives that help make us happy.

 

With the happiness box, once decorated (optional), the child will be able to write all of the things that make them happy on a piece of paper. The child could write, draw or make these things. I would recommend a minimum of 6 (no maximum!) for the box to have a full effect. There really is no limit to how many happiness slips the child can add to the box and they can add them as and when they need to. As well as happiness slips, you could also use photos, toys – anything that would make you smile smiley

 

If your child is feeling low, sad, anxious, nervous, worried or need a little pick me up, the child can empty the box and look at all of the things that make them happy for a little boost, especially during these tough times.

 

Again, this activity has no age limit! This could be something that you as parents may want to think about. You can jot these down in a notebook or your phone, and if you need a positive pick me up, they are there to put a smile on your face.

 

Here are some examples of one of the Year 5’s happiness slips:

 

 

 

You will need:

 

  • An empty cardboard box/shoebox
  • Paper
  • Pens/pencils
  • Scissors

 

Optional:

 

  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Art and craft materials

 

You can also adapt the activity to make a worry box, which alternatively the child could write their worries in to help relieve stress and anxiety.

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe ❀️

 

Miss Harman 🌈

 

 

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This week’s Thrive activity is to make a picture of everything you’re grateful for!

 

Following our Gratitude Scavenger Hunt last week, this week’s activity is to make a picture of everything you’re grateful for.

 

This is another great conversation starter and a lovely opportunity for you to complete an activity alongside your child.

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe β€οΈ

 

Miss Harman πŸŒˆ

 

P.S: for next week’s activity, you will need an empty cardboard box/shoebox, paper/wrapping paper, scissors, tape, glue, general arts and crafts resources if available to you!

Here are some YouTube videos covering the topic of gratitude and being thankful for what we have.

 

 

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This week’s Thrive activity is a Gratitude Scavenger Hunt!

 

Gratitude is a positive emotion where we focus on what is good in our lives and being thankful for what we have.

 

It gives us a chance to recognise and reflect on how we can appreciate the things around us that we are thankful for.

 

It is really important that even though during these tough times, we need to try and stay as positive as we can be. Not just to help look after ourselves, but for our children too.

 

Please click on the link below for the Word document. This activity can be for all ages, including parents!

 

Ideally, you would be able to have access to an outside space to explore for the scavenger hunt. If for whatever reason this is not the case, you can get your child to think about the statement rather than finding an object. For example “find something outside that makes a beautiful sound” can be changed to “think of something outside that makes a beautiful sound”.

 

You do not have to print the document to enjoy the activity, you can read the statements from your device or it could be used as a good conversation starter for you as a parent to use with your child.

 

Please send any feedback, quotes and photos to n.harman@andover-pri.hants.sch.uk.

 

It would be lovely to hear from you!

 

Take care and stay safe ❀️

 

Miss Harman 🌈

 

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Hello everybody!

 

This past term we have been very busy using Thrive in our one to one sessions as well as in group sessions. 

 

Our group of Year 5 boys have had a wonderful term engaging in different activities and usually getting very messy in the process! 

 

We have enjoyed experiencing gloop, making our own superheroes, decorating biscuits and also getting in the festive mood decorating gingerbread men. 

 

We have had lots of fun and I am already looking forward to the next term with our lovely children!

 

I hope you all have a wonderful, magical Christmas and a Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

 

Miss Harman πŸŒˆ

 

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Hello,

 

During our Thrive sessions in the past two weeks, we have been enjoying more sensory exploration with sand, talking about what we like about each other, what makes us special as an individual and "getting to know" our potatoes and balloons that we made of ourselves! 

 

During one session with two Year 3 children, we linked feelings and sensations to different colours.  One child linked the colour purple to how she feels when she hugs her sister and helps her. 

 

During another session with Year 3 children, one child spoke about how he is hopeful and how he likes to make sure that his best friend "has the loveliest day in the world". He also spoke about how he is kind to everyone and how he wants his friends to have the loveliest time.  He further discussed how he is helpful and thoughtful as he listens to others and wants to be kind to everyone β€οΈπŸŒˆ

 

 

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This week for our Thrive activities, we have been exploring sand, oats, play dough as well as talking about our emotions and discussing how special we are as individuals. 

 

I've also attached some photos of The Nest as we have finally been able to complete our activities in there this week πŸŽ‰ all of the children have responded positively to The Nest, one child even expressed how he was "bursting with joy and happiness flying everywhere" as well as another child claiming how he "loves it" and has had "amazing fun!"

 

 

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Part of our Thrive sessions this week has been focusing on making Gloop! The boys enjoyed making their own gloop creations. They were so proud, they had to go and show the gloop to  their classes!
 
Gloop is an interesting mixture with a unique texture and is great for sensory play.  It is also great for learning about the concepts of what a solid and liquid is.
 
What you will need:

 

  • 2 cups of cornflour

  • 1 cup of water

  • Food colouring

  • A large container/bowl/tray

 

  1. Place the cornflour into a large container and place a few drops of colouring into the centre.  Have the water ready for your child to pour into the container.
  2. Mix the water into the cornflour and colouring.  It will take some time to mix together but encourage your child to play with the gloop before it is mixed. Some children prefer using a spoon to mix until they feel safe and ready to use their hands. 

 

Gloop is a fun way to play and have conversations with your child as well as discussing colours and textures. 
 
We would love to see what creations you can make at home!

 

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