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Family Links. The Family Links Nurturing Programme is an integral part of John Watson School and Wheatley Nursery Schools ethos . Each Class throughout the school follow a 10 week programme. . Circle time. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Family LinksThe Family Links Nurturing Programme is an integral part of John Watson School and Wheatley Nursery Schools ethos.Each Class throughout the school follow a 10 week programme.

Circle timeClasses have circle times, where they discuss and write class rules (Good and Bad Choices). Circle time gives us an opportunity to discuss feelings and start to develop childrens emotional literacy.

ConsistencyAll staff receive training to ensure consistency in our practice and enables us to all use the same language and positive behaviour strategies throughout the school.It can take time for children to get used to these strategies it is important to persevere.

Family Links LanguageExamples of the language we use are; Choices & Consequences; Personal powerPraise & rewardsTime out....To calm downWarm and Fuzzy or Cold and Prickly (to describe feelings)

Good choice!Choices & consequencesGood choicesGentle touchesKind voiceSharingBeing safe

Bad choicesHurting touchesUnkind wordsSnatching or taking toys Dangerous actions

Personal PowerGood choices like sharing & keeping calm can be hardThis is when children can use Personal PowerEncouraging children to use their personal power is a way of helping them learn to be respectful & thoughtful towards other & themselves.Sometimes children have a super hero.I use my personal power to make good choices.Praise is Magic!

PraisePraise for doing:Good listeningGood walkingGood sharingPraise for being:Lovely smileI love your shoesI love your hair

Praise & rewardsOne of the most effective positive behaviour strategies we use is Praise.praising children can enhance self-confidence and self-esteem if it is given well and is genuine. We praise good behaviour and ignore bad behaviour because......10

What we pay attention to is what we get more of.

TIME OUT...........to calm down is another positive behaviour strategy we use in school. It is intended to be brief and enables children to have a short cooling off period.

Time Out works best when a child doesnt want to miss Time in

AdaptabilityFamily Links is a programme based on studies & research of successful interventions to improve self esteem & behaviourIt recognises that we are all individuals sometimes with very different experiences & backgrounds.The framework & language can easily be adapted to suit peoples likes, experience, age, stage & understanding.

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