What is the Thrive Approach?
Thrive is a dynamic approach being used in our school as a way of supporting children and young people’s social and emotional development. This approach can support children and young people, who may have struggled with difficult life events, to help them re-engage with life and learning.
Thrive uses a mixture of online assessments and classroom observations to identify what social and emotional areas your child needs support with. The Thrive Approach then provides us with age-appropriate tasks that are suited to a child’s developmental needs. We use Thrive’s play-and arts based activities, with the aim of supporting children’s emotional literacy and enable them to better access their learning. These activities are sometimes completed 1:1, in small groups or as part of the class.
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Read more about Who The Thrive Approach is for click here
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How we are using the Thrive Approach
At Fairfields, we provide support to children through a variety of interventions. Some of which include:
- Support within the classroom through whole class Thrive activities
- Small group thrive activities
- Individual and targeted Thrive interventions
During the Thrive sessions, there will be an activity such as:
Arts and crafts
Movement and relaxation
Hand and foot massage
Cooking and preparing food
Role play and puppet work
- Emotional literacy
Home based Thrive activities
Below are a number of activities that can also be used to help your child regulate, if they are showing distressed behaviour. These can also promote positive mental health.
Activities for up to 7 years old
Activities for up to 11 years old
The VRFs are one strategy that is used to support children when they are dysregulated. Please click here to find out more.
'WING it' - please click here to find out more.