Learning Intervention Groups
At Shoreditch Park Primary School, the progress our children make is of utmost importance to us. To support children further, we offer a range of targeted interventions groups. These groups support children with numeracy, reading, writing, social skills and physical development.
CatchUp at Home
KS2 children who attend a targeted numeracy intervention use the Catch Up Numeracy programme. Catch Up Numeracy is a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find numeracy difficult. It involves 15-minute individual sessions delivered two to three times a week and addresses 10 key components of numeracy which include counting verbally, counting objects, reading and writing, hundreds, tens and units, estimation, word problems, translation, remembered facts, derived facts, and ordinal numbers.
KS1 children use the 1stClass@Number programme. 1stClass@Number comes ready-made with detailed session guidance and extensive resources. A specially trained teaching assistant delivers 30 half-hour sessions to a group of up to four children, for 12-15 weeks.
The lessons focus on number and calculation, developing children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills. A Post Office theme runs throughout, engaging children in real life contexts that are both stimulating and fun. Each topic starts with a simple assessment that helps the teaching assistant to tailor sessions to the children’s needs.
Reading and Writing
We use a teaching programme called Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach our children to read and write. We make sure every child can read the last set of phonic stories before they progress to our higher level programme Destination Reader. Some children complete the programme in Year 1 and others in Year 2. Year 3 and 4 children who need extra support follow this programme too. Children in Year 3 and 4 are supported in a small targeted intervention groups lead by an experienced Read Write Inc. teacher. These groups focus on supporting children to read with fluency and respond to the text through written comprehension.
Some KS2 children access nurture style groups which cater for children’s social and emotions needs. The groups have a safe and supportive atmosphere that has a big emphasis on communication. The aims to the group vary depending on the needs of the children but the general principles of nurture provision is to help children develop confidence, become responsive to others, learn self-respect and take pride in behaving well and in achieving. The nurture groups at Shoreditch Park Primary school very much work with the ASPIRE curriculum and help instil these core aspire characteristics in our pupils.