The Basic Skills Toolkit
Across the school we use a number of basic skills resources within lessons to meet the pupils individual learning needs.
The curriculum provides time to ensure opportunity to meet the needs of the learners; whether that is through the essentials curriculum or the core curriculum. Communication and Cognition and Learning skills are the focus for those learners on the Essentials Curriculum, with Literacy and Numeracy subject specific skills being the main focus of those on the Core Curriculum.
Preparation for Adulthood has a focus throughout; ensuring that pupils are prepared for life after Billing Brook. It is important for us as a school to ensure that skills are relevant and appropriate to the needs and lives of the pupils, and provide opportunities for them to transfer into all areas.
The toolkit is supported by us providing opportunities for pupils to use their skills and apply their understanding in real life situations; such as off site community visits, answering the phone, making bookings, placing shopping orders and exploring places of work.
All of the resources and packages support basic skills development in multiple areas, whether that be Reading, Writing, Grammar or Speech.
The following resources are some of those used to support basic literacy skills:
Click here to see some more about the support provided in Literacy.
All of the resources and packages support basic skills development in multiple areas, whether that be Number, Shape, Space, Measures or Data.
The following resources are a few of those which are used to support basic numeracy skillsWhite Rose
Click here to see some more about the support provided in Numeracy