Reading Skills

Group work that focuses on the essential objectives from the reading curriculum and specifically targets reading comprehension and understanding.

Regular Reading to an adult

Daily or weekly reading to an adult out loud to promote decoding and fluency.

Writing Composition

Group work that focuses on the structure and composition element of the writing curriculum that allows children to plan their writing and create a logical, coherent thread throughout.


Small group work that focuses on a specific essential skill or objective within the maths curriculum to overlearn and consolidate key concepts.

Ruth Miskin Phonics

Small group work developing children’s phonic awareness and phoneme-grapheme correspondence to support reading and spelling.  This is based around the Ruth Miskin speed sounds.

Spelling Patterns and Common Exception Words

Group work or individual work to support children with spelling patterns or common exception words (high frequency words) that cannot be learnt using phonic patterns but are used frequently within their writing.

Toe by Toe

A progressive spelling and reading programme recommended by our Educational Psychologist that involves repetition and daily practice for children that need more than a specific phonic skill taught. A scheme that is great for children with dyslexia and also children who regularly letter reverse.

Grammar and Punctuation

Small group work that focuses on a specific area of grammar and punctuation to consolidate concepts and move children’s learning on.

Brain Training

Daily brain training using the Joggle App with a range of progressive activities such as  Double Vision, Dot Dot Done, Decoder, Paper Chase and Barcode to help improve children’s speed, memory and focus.

Working Memory

Small group work activities suggested by our Educational Psychologist to develop children’s working memory by providing them with supportive strategies to build memory links. This is beneficial for children who find it hard to hold sentences in their head, recall information whilst completing a task or responding to multiple instructions.

Fine Motor Skills including Handwriting

Small group activities that help improve control and fluency that may be evident in weak scissor skills or handwriting.

Touch Typing

Using an online typing programme the children will learn to touch type in order to support different methods of recording.

Life and cultural experiences/enhancement

Organised opportunities throughout the year for children who may need cultural and life experience enhancement. This could involve opportunities within school or be visits outside of school.

Specific NASSEA Step Support

For children who are working below step 7 on the Naldic steps to offer further support within English in order for them to become confident communicators both in spoken and written form.