We will continue to use accelerated learning as our teaching and learning approach for the delivery of our curriculum. Supported by EEF metacognition research, this has ensured the pace of learning is appropriate and has enabled pupils to secure rapid and sustained progress which has improved outcomes and standards within each lesson. Adopting the accelerated learning approach provides opportunities to build on prior learning and develop skills and knowledge through a consistent cycle of connection, activation, activity, demonstration and consolidation. High levels of engagement are achieved through purposeful and stimulating activities which absorb pupils in learning and also through providing opportunities for pupils to work collaboratively
All staff will have access to full day INSET and staff development meetings throughout the autumn term with a focus on the recovery curriculum for Literacy.
The careful timetabling of the school day will allow for teacher-led whole class and small group targeted support outside of the daily literacy lessons. Teachers will use HCAT trackers to identify gaps and allow for learning to be built on a secure knowledge base. Children who need additional support have been carefully identified and will receive bespoke support in order to accelerate their progress. Pupils will be listened to read within class regularly and records of this kept within school.
Please ensure home book bags are used daily and reading records completed each time your listen to your child read. These should be coming into school daily. You may also upload their reading onto Seesaw as and when you complete it.
Small group targeted support
There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high-quality small group support as a catch-up strategy. Taking this in to consideration, booster catchup sessions will be run after school by teachers and TAs. The boosters will run every Monday after school. Letters will be sent home in the Spring term to Y1-Y6. After-school boosters are set in each class from Y1-Y6 to improve the reading fluency and confidence in all pupils' reading ability.
Extra boosters will be targeted at individual children in reading support. TAs will run these in each class group to provide extra support for those who may have fallen behind during lockdown. Look out for these letters being sent home in spring 2.
Supporting Parents & Carers
We aim to maximise the use of social media in order to promote home reading and the importance of Reading for pleasure. Homework tasks will be based around reading and using Spelling Shed. Parents meetings will be held in Spring 2021, over the phone, and support discussed where possible.