Reception (EYFS)

Building happy life habits and managing the tricky bits

Starting school is a big step towards independence.

There are all sorts of fantastic opportunities and lots of new people to meet. It is also a time of self-discovery alongside comparison with peers around academic, physical and social skills. This sense of self continues to develop within a whole range of experiences.

Trick Box programmes help to develop the happy life habits we all need to enjoy life and thrive whilst building the personal and emotional skills needed to deal with challenge and change.

Early Years ages 4-5
EYFS 2 - Drew Programme

The Drew programme is included as part of the package for Infants/First and Primary schools and is mapped to key Early Learning Goals. The programme helps children to understand and talk about their emotions as well as develop key personal skills in our 4 Trick Box areas: Confidence, Calm, Communication and Creativity.

Children aged 4-5 meet Drew through 4 rhyming, interactive books and fun activities. They learn to empathise with Drew and are introduced to the foundation tricks of the programme, which are built on throughout Key stages 1 and 2. Children begin to recognise and manage their own responses as they begin to use the little ‘tricks’ we all need to get the most from life whilst managing everyday challenges.

The Drew books and extension activities can be used throughout KS1.

Tricks
Tricks
Tricks
Tricks
Drew

“I am so pleased that my child’s school is using Trick Box to help embed strategies for promoting wellbeing and confidence from a very early age.”

Parent Comment

“Trick Box provides tools for building resilience, growing self-awareness and facing challenges with confidence.”

Peter Herbert, Head Teacher – Moordown St John’s C of E Primary Bournemouth

“Trick Box is the ‘Missing Link’, helping children to develop positive strategies to deal with everyday challenges. I’m a huge fan. It’s really good to see parents on-board so strongly.”

Declan Goodwin, Head Teacher – Corpus Christi Catholic Primary Boscombe
Drew Programme

CONFIDENCE

Confident
thinking
body-language
self-beliefs
actions

CALM

Mindful
emotional management
relaxation
solution thinking

COMMUNICATION

Positive
communication
choices
behaviour

CREATIVITY

Creative
mindset
interests
opportunities