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SEN Help

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Isobeleh, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Isobeleh

    Isobeleh New commenter

    Hello Everyone,

    I am a RQT with experience in KS2 and very limited experience of KS1. I have a child in my Year 3 class who was going to be leaving at Christmas to join a different school, however that has fallen through. He spends 3 days of the week in my class and the last 2 days of the week at an SEN specialist school. He has cognitive issues (as labelled in his EHCP) which affects him academically, but he can socially cope and interact with his peers.

    He does not speak in full sentences, for example when asking for help from an adult he would say, "Me help, me help." He can count to 100 with 80% accuracy, but his number bonds are ropy, with unpredictable accuracy, he seems unable to retain them for any length of time. He can attempt addition and subtraction number sentences (eg. 7+8=) using manipulatives with 90% accuracy and he knows his 2 times table by rote, but does not understand it. Lastly, he is focusing on CVC words in his reading and writing. His EHCP means he has TA support, but not full time, and he is receiving intervention for his speech, phonics and gross motor skills. His other teacher and I agree he is working at about P7.

    I am currently designing his timetable and curriculum for the new year and am trying to balance it between adult-led activities and independent activities. My question is: what sort of activities would be appropriate for him to do independently for about 30 minutes at a time?

    I have thought of things such as cutting, bead threading, play dough (with purpose eg. forming letters/numbers), and construction to aid his fine motor skills. Are there any other activities that you could suggest? They do not have to be fine motor related, but he struggles to do explicit Maths and English exercises independently (possibly due to low confidence).

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. derek_underwood79

    derek_underwood79 Occasional commenter

    Have you asked the SEN school for ideas? Something that supports what he is doing there. Sounds Write has an app for CVC word blending and segmenting that he may be able to access.
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  3. derek_underwood79

    derek_underwood79 Occasional commenter

    How many ways can you find to add two numbers to 5,6,7,8 etc using Numicon (you can build towers doing this which is fun)
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