WHAT IS CIRCLE TIME? At Portland Nurseries we believe that Circle Time is an activity where a group of children and practitioners sit together (at the same level) with the purpose of creating space in which children can communicate. It is about discussion, reflection, emotional understanding, personal identity and making connections. Exploring Relationships, feelings, reflections and emotions lies at the core of Circle Time. Circle Time also develops children’s' speaking and listening skills, which are essential for effective social communication. The whole process enhances the self- esteem and promotes self-discipline and self-motivation. AIMS OF CIRCLE TIME: Children will: Increase their self- esteem and develop positive behaviour. Build a sense of belonging and trust within a group. Communicate and share their thoughts and feelings Develop ways to identify and deal with their own behaviour.