Cognition and Learning – Primary

AREA OF NEED: Cognition and Learning

Primary Focus


Universal Provision

  • Differentiated curriculum
  • Increased use of visual aids
  • High frequency of modelling
  • Visual Timetables
  • Kinaesthetic learning
  • Appropriate scaffolding such as writing frames, word mats, personal dictionaries, IPAD
  • Alternative forms for recording
  • TA in-class support
  • Small groups with high staff ratio
  • Daily guided reading
  • Different teaching and learning styles met through planning
  • Detailed assessment and monitoring of progress
  • Screening of gaps in learning at start of placement
  • Calm learning environment
  • Clear learning targets shared with both parent and child and explicit success criteria
  • Detailed feedback for pupil’s work following the marking policy
  • Structured systems for positive and negative consequences linked to learning behaviours
  • Home Learning projects
  • Forest School
  • Essential Letters and Sounds Phonics programme.

Additional Provision

  • Precision Teaching
  • Play based Learning (F/S format)
  • Dyslexia Programme
  • Use of overlays
  • Phonics interventions.
  • Peer reading sessions.
  • Personalised timetables.
  • Essential Letters and Sounds Phonics intervention

Intensive Provision

  • Educational Psychology involvement
  • SALT involvement
  • Language and Learning Team
  • Paediatric assessment
  • CCAMHS or CYPS (There is an increased risk of a mental health problems for children with cognition and learning difficulties)
  • School Counsellor

Online Resources

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