Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch up premium

Autumn Term

Catch up priorities

  • Read Write Inc – Nursery – Y3 – including one to one support
  • Tackling Tables – all year groups
  • Individual Class Catch Up Time

Read Write Inc

The school intend to use the autumn term to carry out an intensive package of support for read, write inc phonics. Within school there is a consistent and successful RWI programme based on good assessment, small groups and one to one groupings.

The catch up funding will be used to provide two extra RWI trained TAs to increase the number of groups; reducing the number of pupils in each group. Groups will increase from 6 groups to 8 groups.  

After the daily RWI session from 9am until 10am, one additional TA, will provide one to one RWI support, as well targeted support in other areas across KS2. Within this support package the school will also access a RWI consultant to review the procedures in supporting pupils in KS1 (£550)

Tackling Tables (£330)

Over the past year the school have successfully implemented a scheme called Tackling Tables which aimed to improve the times table knowledge of pupils increasing speed and accuracy. Due to restrictions with COVID-19 the usual way of approaching tackling tables has changed due to resources not being used across classrooms and pupils not being able to engage in the tactile nature of the programme.

The catch up premium will be used to purchase 5 further sets of the Tackling Tables resource so that each class can have pairs of children using the resource, reducing the potential to have to swap between children and classes.