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Interventions

Foxy Phonics

Foxy Phonics is based on the principles of Letters and Sounds. It is an exciting, fun intervention where children develop their phonics knowledge by playing a series of games and have exposure to a range of graphemes.

Year 1 child, “When are we next having Foxy Phonics? I love it!”

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Fine motor skills.

Children use a range of resources to strengthen and support the muscle development in their fingers. The bi-lateral use of both hands supports children’s physical development. These interventions encourage the children to cross the mid-line to support the children in identifying their dominant hand. This ensures that the dominant hand is going to get the practice that it needs to develop good fine motor skills. These will in hand support their ability to write, draw, use scissors and cutlery.

Gross motor skills.

Gross motor skills support balance, control and coordination of the large muscles of the body. They complement physical activities and actions carried out in PE and sports lessons.

Emotional Literacy.

Our emotional literacy group aims to develop children’s positive behaviours. It gives the children an opportunity to express their difficulties in managing and controlling their behaviour. Children are given the chance to explain how different situations make them feel and reflect on their emotions.

Speech and Language.

Some of our children have personalised speech and language targets which are set by the Ashford Speech and Language Team at the Rainbow Centre. Speech and language therapists visit our children to review their targets and set new ones. Our speech and language specialist works across the school to provide 1:1 support and group sessions that link directly to these targets.

There are other children in our school who also receive speech and language support. They may have been identified by their class teacher. Their support might be linked directly to speech articulation, as well as activities to develop language skills such as prepositions, pronouns, verb tenses, following instructions and questioning.

Language Enrichment.

Language enrichment groups give the children an opportunity to follow simple instructions and respond to questions by using full sentences. Stories and puppets are used to inspire the children and support their language development.

This is also part of the EYFS daily practice as practitioners support the children in developing their construction of sentences and exposure to language in child initiated sessions.

Number Recognition.

A range of games and activities are used to support the children’s number recognition. By using a range of strategies and manipulatives children increase their number knowledge.