Literacy

Tiny Sparkles : Communication and Language

Literacy, Communication and Language

To support the teaching of phonics and emergent writing, we use the Read Write Inc scheme. The pre-writing work encourages pencil control and clear letter formation. 

Literacy, Communication and Language

Communication and Language

This covers all aspects of language development and provides the foundation for literacy skills. Students are encouraged and supported to develop competence in speaking and listening, being able to pay careful attention to what is being and responding appropriately. We aim to extend and enrich the student’s vocabulary through story time, rhymes, role-play, group discussions and a language rich environment.

Students are encouraged to share their own experiences through speaking and acting out events in imaginative play and talking about their own ideas. They are encouraged to take part in class activities such as participating in music sessions, working with puppets, saying rhymes and singing songs together. Speech and Language therapy will also provide support for all students using strategies appropriate to our ASC learners-use of PECs, now-next visuals or core vocabulary board. These are just some of the interventions used to support communication and language development. 

Literacy

We have a variety of resources for the students to use to help them develop early literacy skills. Students are encouraged to use the mark-making areas indoors and outdoors independently, but they also take part in teacher-led activities. These activities include whole class shared reading, phonics sessions and small group guided reading and writing. To support the teaching of phonics and emergent writing, we use the Read Write Inc scheme. The pre-writing work encourages pencil control and clear letter formation.

Students can independently develop their writing skills in accordance with their age, ability and competence. We encourage Students to treat books and other resources with respect and they are given many opportunities to enjoy books by themselves and with their peers and to listen to stories read by adults. Occupational and Speech and Language therapy also work closely alongside class teachers to ensure the relevant ASC strategies are in place for our students, such as supporting the development of their fine and gross motor skills. 

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