Our Y5/6 pupils who have been assessed as cognitively below the 3rd percentile are taught as a group focusing on developing life skills, self esteem and aspirations as learners. They are fully engaged and enthused about learning and more confident about their next steps in life, be that the next year group or secondary transition.
Occupational therapy programme run by anyone with enthusiasm. Identification of needs booklet, range of resource cards to tackle areas of need and some resources on a CD. All self-explanatory, easy to run and effective in tackling underlying barriers to learning.
Over the past 6 months RTMAT have been working to develop our students Literacy levels. This has been identified as a barrier to their progression both academically and in their broader life skills.
We have set up a Literacy Focus Group involving key staff and together are developing a whole school strategy.
The question prompt worksheet supports pupils to understand various question stems. The pre-learning vocabulary resource allows pupils to learn the meanings of the words which come up in the activities, and uses visual images to support their recall of them.
This resource will enable pupils to find out about Emily Wilding Davison, a suffragette who campaigned for equal rights for women. The lesson includes activities for pupils to compare protests and demonstrations from the early twentieth century to now.
This lesson plan has been adapted to support pupils with SEND to get them thinking about why asking questions is important. The plan outlines the activities and learning outcomes supported by our other Asking Questions resources, also hosted on the SEND Gateway and at www.parliament.uk/teach.