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Early Years

Intervention groups are used consistently throughout Nursery and Reception for targeting children with areas of concern. If parents have a concern they are welcome to discuss this at any time initially with their Childs Key person or class teacher and the SEN Team.

Interventions in Early Years:

  • 1-1 and small group Speech and language support

  • Speed sounds intervention groups. ( Reception)

  • Extra reading – 1-1 ( Reception)

  • Handwriting groups – multisensory.

  • Abacus Maths

  • Social skills group

Early Years Resources

The SEN budget is directly devolved to the school. Emphasis is placed on providing a broad, balanced, creative and differentiated curriculum; therefore money is allocated to provide a range of resources. These are allocated according to need and include ancillary help, speech and language therapist, teacher time and materials and ICT support.

Resources currently available within classrooms are:

  • Sloping boards for writing

  • Pencils and pencil grips

  • Different types of scissors

  • Outdoor learning

  • Role-play areas

  • Gross and fine motor skills equipment

  • Allotments and Poly tunnel

  • Visual timetables

  • Speech and language resources.

  • Ruth Miskin phonics flash cards and speed sound charts

  • ICT – specific Early years programmes


Overall School: 96.6%

Short Wood Primary School and NEST Nursery- Aiming high, growing dreams. School is re open for pupils in The Nursery Nest, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, as well as pupils of our key workers and other identified children. If you would like your child to return please call the school office so we can book them into a bubble. Our NEST Nursery still has 30 hour funded places for September 2020. For more information or to reserve a place please contact the school office.