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The Hive Curriculum

The Hive is the focal point of our Pastoral Provision at Springfield School. In the mornings social skills groups, friendship groups and Lego groups take place, along with one-to-one sessions to provide individual support. In the afternoons, it is the setting for our Hive Provision, which offers children opportunities to learn in a smaller, nurturing setting.

Why was The Hive established?

The Hive was started in April 2019 and is now into its third term. As a school, we understand that some children need opportunities to learn and grow in a smaller group than we can offer in the mainstream classroom, and The Hive allows us to support this.

What can The Hive help with?

The Hive has supported children who need help with:

  • Developing confidence and self-esteem.
  • Working collaboratively with peers and in groups.
  • Forming new friendships and relationships.
  • Responding to challenges and new activities.
  • Developing a growth mind-set.
  • Managing anxiety and worries.
  • Preparation for transition to secondary school.
  • Developing emotional vocabulary and managing strong feelings.

What do children do in The Hive?

Each child has a personalised, targeted action plan developed using Thrive Online, the planning tool staff can access as part of the Thrive programme, which supports all of our pastoral work at Springfield. These plans help us to develop a curriculum that best supports each child in meeting their individual targets in a fun and practical way.

This term our topic is “All Around The World,” and each week we will be doing activities linked to a different country, which will include cooking, team activities, science activities, Lego challenges, and art. In addition we have a weekly “emotion potion” session which focuses on building emotional vocabulary, managing big feelings and introducing children to mindfulness through guided relaxation.

Children come to The Hive at 12pm and each lunch together before joining the rest of the school in the playground. They return to The Hive after lunch and remain there until 3pm.

Numbers in The Hive are limited and places are invitation-only. We currently have six children in KS1 (YR1 & 2) attending on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and eight children in KS2 (YR3 – 6) who attend Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Children in The Hive are included in all trips, visits and activities in their usual class so that they do not miss important experiences with their peers.

How can I find out more?

If you have any concerns about your child’s emotional wellbeing or would like to find out more about how we can help to support and build your child’s confidence please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. You can also seek support and advice from our SENCO, Miss Croft, or members of the Pastoral Team who can be contacted via the school office.

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