We use ‘Chatty Maths’ with our younger classes in school. This works well as an inclusive starter to the day as children can contribute at their own level. Initially the EYFS children were asked what maths they had come across before school.
We often have pupils who have emotional needs, and typically have anxiety problems. Often they cannot cope with a full week in school, and we offer the opportunity to be in school for at least three days; with the other two days being optional.
The HOPE project, (Helping Our Pupils’ Emotions), offers mental health support to children and families in Primary and Secondary schools. Within Springcroft Primary School, HOPE has been developed over the past two years and has positive outcomes for children that have an emotional need for support.