This year we have purchased a large number of Oxford Reading Tree books, we have purchased those with symbols to support our non-readers as well as the same books with words so that children who are reading can access these.
The Literacy coordinator introduced 2 interventions for literacy to staff. WriteDance is a programme to develop writing and mark making skills using music and sensory resources. Each class were given a book containing CD and online support to use this. ‘Clever Fingers’ was also introduced. This intervention encourages the development of fine motor control through the use of fun engaging activities. We bought several ‘Clever Fingers’ sets and provided training on how to use this to staff across the school.
Heather Rose our HLTA Literacy support continues to work hard to support children 1:1 across the school with their reading and comprehension. These sessions have been hugely successful and it is clear those who access her support benefit greatly.
The Numeracy coordinator has attended regular meetings with other Numeracy coordinators from local Special Schools. As a result, the group organised a ‘Maths Day’ where all the schools brought children who were particularly interested in mathematics together to take part in mathematical activities together.
The impact of these interventions will be tracked by subject co-ordinators. Progression will be recorded on SOLAR our assessment tool.