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Our Wellbeing dog - Smartie and his learning journey

Welcome to Smartie's page!


No, not our wonderful nurture group but Smartie our wellbeing dog!


Smartie is a Cavapoo that means his mum is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and his dad is a poodle.


He is very playful and very gorgeous!


We have decided that Smartie would be a brilliant addition to our wellbeing team in Plasmarl Primary.


There is lots and lots of research about how wonderful it is to have a wellbeing dog in school, not only for our wellbeing and mental health but also for our learning!


Here's the plan for Smartie's learning journey -


* He will live with me, Mrs Davies, but he'll come into school everyday and be based in the Rainbow Room.


* When Smartie gets used to being in school, he will come into your classes to say hello! Maybe you could read to him or show him your work or just sit and cuddle him, he loves that!


* I will be looking for you to help me take care of Smartie in school - he'll need regular walks in the yard so he can go to the toilet in his special place, right at the end of the KS 2 yard by the school gates, away from all the play. Smartie is learning how to be a polite puppy at the moment but he's very clever so he shouldn't be long!


* When Smartie is older, we are hoping that he'll become a trained therapy dog! Then he'll be even more of a "Smartie pants"! 


Smartie is here for every pupil in Plasmarl Primary and I'm looking forward to seeing him grow up in school alongside you all.


Look out for lots of pictures on here showing Smartie's learning journey.



The first day of Smartie's journey

Settling in my new home!

It's fun being a puppy!

Sleeping is so important!!!

Need another nap!

Look at Smartie now! - He loves being part of Plasmarl Primary, especially playing with the children!

Smartie and Carter are firm friends!

Look how much Smartie has grown!

Everyone loves Smartie!

He brings so much happiness

He loves cuddles in the Rainbow Room

Hamisha and Kendra spending time with Smartie

Smartie loves listening to Finley read

Leo loves cuddles with Smartie

After a hard day's learning - you just need a nap!

Lots of fun in the Rainbow Room

Blake wasn't feeling well and Smartie knew he needed a cuddle

Finley and Leo looking after Smartie outside

Our Head boy Jaxon and our Deputy Head girl Elena with Smartie

Iestyn and Smartie enjoying some Lego together

Smartie paid a visit to Nursery today

Tummy tickles are the best

Tyler and Smartie are making bird feeders together!