Thrive Time

Starting this September (2019) we will be introducing ‘Thrive Time’ on Friday afternoons. Thrive Time will take place for an hour and a half every Friday afternoon and will involve a carousel of teaching and learning activities.

At Ringmer Primary and Nursery School we feel that it is important to strengthen our curriculum with these carefully selected initiatives as they will only enhance the work that the children are doing in English, Maths and Science. Furthermore they will provide our children with skills that they will be able to utilise for the rest of their lives and more tools to thrive.

Apart from the children being able to develop invaluable life skills during these sessions, they will have the opportunity to work with a teacher who is not their classteacher. We are all particularly looking forward to this aspect of our new timetable as staff will be able to get to know and enjoy every single child in our school.

If you feel that you are able to offer something to these sessions or you would just like to come in and support then you would be most welcome, please contact the teacher running that initiative to arrange your visits.

Here is an example of some of the topics that Thrive time will include.


This is a financial education programme from Reception to Year 6 which gives children the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage money well. Habits around money are being formed by the age of 7 and just 5% of parents think that their children leave school with the skills needed to manage money well.

Compassionate Class

Through a series of enquiry-led activities, children will consider what it means to be compassionate, understand the needs of different types of animals, and work collaboratively to develop empathy skills for their school lives and beyond.


Philosophy for Children (p4c) is a wonderful way of bringing teachers and children together to discuss things that matter. Philosophy for Children (enquiry based learning) offers a way to open up children’s learning through enquiry and the exploration of ideas. Children learn that their ideas have value, and that the ideas of other children have value too. Through Philosophy for Children they realise that they don’t always have to be right, but they gain the confidence to ask questions and learn through discussion.