Category Archives: Support for Learning

Support for Learning

We are working hard to Get it Right for Every Child…

Supporting learning happens, first and foremost, in and across all of our classrooms. This term, Mrs K. Gray, will be spending time in all classes helping to support writing (see our School Improvement Plan). Additionally, there will be a number of different interventions running specifically to target spelling (IDL and Outdoor Spelling), Reading (Read, Write, Inc. and ReadingWise) and Maths & Numeracy (SEAL and 5 minute Box Time).

In order to best support the health and well-being of our pupils we will continue to run our Nurture Clubs (The Monday Club and Outdoor Skills Club) too.

Follow our School Twitter Feed to see what we are doing on a day-to-day basis and see our learning, as it happens…


Enhancing our Literacy Skills

Some of our learners have been trialing and testing a new online literacy learning zone – IDL.

IDL is a quickfire module based learning program, based on improving spelling, reading and writing skills and is suitable for all learners. You can use it both in and out of school and on both computers or devices. IDL uses a multi-sensory approach through sight, sound, touch, and voice to improve reading and spelling and links are made between the visual, auditory and tactile pathways.

Once our children have used the program for a sustained amount of time we look forward to sharing our findings and exploring with more of our classes too.




Target Setting

A really important part of a learner’s journey through school focuses on these key questions:

  1. What do you know?
  2. What do you enjoy/like?
  3. What would you like to get better at?
  4. How can we make these improvements?

Taking this into consideration, these last few weeks have involved lots of planned learner-teacher conversations, assessments and planned support interventions. There will be an opportunity to speak more about this process at the upcoming parent consultations, but for now, here’s just one way we have been documenting this… TARGET SETTING…

Hello – Support for Learning!

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten-Tag, Namaste, Ciao, Salaam…

It’s Mrs K. Gray here and I’d like to introduce myself as the new Additional Support for Learning Coordinator. This is especially for all of those boys and girls who keep asking me what class I have, where I am and what I am doing 🙂

I’m so lucky that I will get to see lots of you across the classes and hopefully, along with our fabulous staff team, help to maximise learning for all.

I would love to hear teacher, PSW, learner, parent and any member of our school community and wider education community’s thoughts around Support for Learning…

  1. What is Support for Learning?
  2. What does it look like?
  3. How could we make it even better?
What is Support for Learning? Some ideas…