Cognitive and Learning Needs

This may include:

  • Learning Difficulties (Moderate – MLD)
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia)

Support/Provision available at Mountfield Primary:

  • Strategies, including small group provision, to promote and develop literacy and mathematical skills with increasing independence
  • Small group or one-to-one intervention programmes are delivered to improve skills in reading, writing and maths  eg. Magic Maths, memory groups, memory groups, Toe by Toe, Codex
  • Small group daily phonics teaching for Reception, Key Stage 1 pupils at their level of phonic acquisition
  • Differentiated phonics teaching or repetition of key learning at the phase of ‘Letters and Sounds’ that individual pupils are working within (lower KS2)
  • Phonics booster groups for Years 5 and 6.
  • Use of ICT where possible to reduce barriers to learning eg. Enlarged keyboard, Nessy, IYE can Learn
  • Use of support materials and resources such as Numicon
  • Provision of table top resources to promote independence and ensure that learning is multi-sensory and practical. (Individual activity pack.)
  • Strategies and resources to support dyslexic pupils eg. coloured overlays for reading, word banks to support spelling of key words
  • Additional processing/thinking time for responding to questions, completing tasks, sharing ideas
  • Multi-agency involvement with the family as required