Welcome to our Enhanced Learning page where you will find different ways learning is created for children through exciting learning approaches and various learning interventions. Here you will meet children from Key Stage 1 & 2. The children are very busy enjoying the journey of learning and are always very happy and proud to share their work with you on our website.
At Kingsley we believe each learner has their own unique difficulties and challenges to learning which can become overwhelming and a barrier to learning. Therefore, to enable all our pupils to strive and reach their maximum learning potential it is crucial to be able to place highly effective interventions that are individualized with component-based approaches, as no child is the same.
Early interventions help pupils to catch-up and perform better across the curriculum. They also help with confidence and reduce anxiety. With the right support, all our pupils can become confident with their literacy and numeracy skill and furthermore go on to apply these skills across the foundation curriculum.
Let’s take a look at what interventions been taking place with Mrs Begum in Kingsley…
Year 5: Numeracy Intervention
Learning within this intervention empowers pupils to be able merge their skills and knowledge acquired within the main maths work inside the classroom.
Pupils are given explicit instruction to enable to make discovery of content that as learners they may find difficult to make. This avoids misconception to learning of inaccurate or inadequate information.
Elements that take place during teaching and learning of the intervention
· Provides clear models for solving a problem type using an array of examples.
· Giving pupils extensive practice in new strategies and skills.
· Providing chances to think aloud and talk about their steps and decisions.
· Pupils are given extensive feedback whilst the learning is taking place during after the learning.
· Pupils are given the opportunity to give feedback of which strategy and skill they found effective.
Year 5 – Literacy
Vehicle Text: Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Exploring the title – what does this mean? What is a freedom box? What does the word ‘freedom’ infer? Why has the author chosen this title?
A walkthrough of the vehicle text and discussion takes place around the Vehicle Text: What effect does this have on the reader? Children are given a bank of explanatory phrases to support discussion and sentence work. This supports and encourages development of language acquisition whilst children unpack and look for deeper meaning of the vocabulary chosen by the author.
Catch-up Literacy Intervention
Kingsley has been accredited with Catch-Up Literacy award. This is a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find reading challenging and difficult. It enables struggling readers to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing readers.
Catch-Up Literacy uses a book-based approach to support learners in their reading of a book so they activate both dimensions of reading – word recognition processes (including phonics) and language comprehension processes.
Year 3 Literacy
Vehicle Text: Return by Aaron Becker
Children within this group discuss the concept of ‘settings within stories’ and draw in their experiences to other texts that they have read and enjoyed.
· Children make reflections and link this to their reading to support their writing.
· Focus reinforcing spelling from Model text.
· The use of ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘why’ questions used to develop spoken language and expand on explanations.
· Explicit reference to the text when answering questions.
· Targeting greater depth to response with further questioning.
· Using thesaurus and dictionary to explore synonyms and antonyms (words found in the Model text).
KS1 Literacy Support
Vehicle Text: A River by Marc Martin
There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me?
Children explore an imaginary journey of each new landscape through spectacular illustrations and unpacking of the poetic text. Children use the bank of phrases to increase their use of vocabulary to support discussion, writing and enhance their language acquisition.
Phonics involves matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters.
Teaching children to blend the sounds of letters together helps them decode unfamiliar or unknown words by sounding them out, this is done in various ways from using flash cards to playing games.
The teaching of reading in which phonemes (sounds) associated with particular graphemes (letters) are pronounced in isolation and blended together (synthesised).
Children analyse phonic components according to the phonograms in the word. A phonogram, known in linguistics as a rime, is composed of the vowel and all the sounds that follow it, such as –ate in the word gate. Children use these phonograms to learn about “word families” for example date, fate, late.
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Homework will be sent out weekly on Thursday, please work through this with your child and return to school by Wednesday.
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Year 2: Kingsley Family Science Workshop by Mrs Begum
Exploring lots of exciting practical activities and understanding more about how children learn through fun and play!
Maths Workshop Photos
In our Literacy intervention and skills lessons we will be studying grammar throughout the term. There will also be regular spelling and handwriting sessions.
Year 2 & 3 have been using various interventions to support their learning of building their basic skills in numbers and developing their phonics to support their reading and writing. Children practise and are taught a wide range of strategies to apply to their learning including phonic, visual, contextual and grammatical cues.