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Bitterley C of E  Primary School

Condover C of E Primary School

Love each other and know we are loved (John 13:34-35)

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Cognition and Learning

May have difficulties with the skills needed for effective learning such as use of:

How we adapt teaching to ensure access to the curriculum

How we provide support and intervention for those with identified needs

  • Language memory and reading skills
  • Sequencing and organisational skills
  • An understanding of number
  • Problem solving and concept development skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Independent learning skills
  • Exercising choice
  • Decision making
  • Information processing

Children may have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or dysgraphia

Clear expectations

Provide pre-teaching opportunities

Specific interventions to aid children to develop the skills that they require to be able to access the curriculum.

Provide adaptations to the curriculum or style of teaching to cater for individual needs eg giving clear, precise and direct instruction

Prompt sheets/cards

Extra time to complete tasks and tests

Simple verbal/written instructions

Tasks given in small steps/amount of work at a time

Use of mind maps to organise thoughts and ideas

Providing support from the teacher or the TAs in small groups or on an individual basis, within the classroom

Access and liaison with OT/Physiotherapist

Follow advice from outside agencies

Purchase of resources to support children when appropriate.

A place for time out-Calming Corner

Daily Readers


Yellow paper

Touch typing activities such as BBC Dance Mat

Cool Kids programme

Regular feedback to parents/carers giving them suggestions of how they can help their child at home.

Scaffolding within lessons

Pre teaching interventions

Word banks and word mats

Focus on vocabulary

Use of spelling Shed

Use of maths equipment

Oracy focus

Visual timetable

Focus on reading

Working with Mabel the school dog- reading partner