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FS2 pupil support ideas

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by notinenglandanymore, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. notinenglandanymore

    notinenglandanymore New commenter

    Hello there,

    I’ve recently taken over a small class of FS1 and FS2 children.

    There’s one child in FS2 (he’s 4yrs and 8months at the moment) who I’ve got a few concerns about. I’m hoping to pick your brains for two things...

    1. How best to support him in school
    2. What to suggest his family can do to support him at home.

    His challenges are quite broad and include

    • lack of clarity in speech (e.g. train track was said as ‘choo choo chap’
    • Stutter or stammer. At times it’s so pronounced that his face, neck and shoulders tense up
    • Struggling to focus and maintain attention - e.g. when listening to a story or playing a game she struggles to maintain focus for longer than a minute or two.
    • Following simple two-step instructions
    • Poor fine motor skills

    To add to the challenges, I’m in a very remote location with no access to a SENCO, Speech and Language Therapist or any outside agencies. Basically, any in-school support would be provided by me and/a teaching assistant.

    He’s the youngest of three children (the older siblings are 15 and 13) and I think he’s ‘baby-ed’ a little at home. His parents and grandma are really willing to help and understand that he finds some thing so hard. He’s a happy cheerful child who will speak to adults and children he knows well. He comes to school happily and has friends at school.

    I’m a fairly experienced primary teacher but am definitely not an EYFS specialist so would be grateful for any advice you can offer!

    Thank you in advance!

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