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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Nurture Unit


The ‘Thrive Hive’  

Nurture Room 

Third Term 2023

It is hard to believe that we have reached the Summer term already!  The boys and girls in our group have had such an enjoyable year so far and are really making the most of every minute spent in our special classroom.  We look forward to all of the exciting activities that will take place over the coming weeks, and we hope that the sun continues to shine!

Our New Topic is called…’Growing is Great!’ 

Within this, the children will be learning all about gardening and caring for plants.  They will be given the opportunity to plant and care for their own little seedlings, look after the plants in our Nurture class/outdoors and explore sensory play activities all relating to this.  We will also be setting up our own ‘Thrive Hive Garden Centre’ where the children will be able to take on a variety of different roles and practice their conversational skills. 

We will be learning all about nature, how insects play an important role and we will be doing a wide variety of arts/crafts/baking to compliment this theme.

Furthermore, the pupils will talk about how pets grow and how they need to be looked after and cared for.  We will be engaging in some role play surrounding the vet's surgery and pupils will get the opportunity to research and discover what exactly a vet does and the role that they play in helping our pets thrive!

Last but not least we will look at how our bodies grow and what we need to keep fit and healthy.  The children will engage in some sensory activities revolving around healthy foods and will be taught how to make some simple and tasty recipes to teach you at home!

It really will be an action-packed number of weeks and once again, we are so thankful to each of our parents for their ongoing support and enthusiasm for everything that we have been doing in our Nurture class this year.  


We hope to take many of our activities into the outdoors so please ensure that your child brings a warm coat to school each day.

For literacy and numeracy information, please see the Primary 2 page.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Hill and Miss McMullan