My Language & Literacy
Reading:- All pupils experience and enjoy books in school every day with our 'Drop Everything and Read' initiative. This looks different in every class - some pupils prefer sensory stories, some like to read alone and others like being read to. We will continue to find new books that link to our curriculum and are enjoyable and challenging for all our pupils. Pupils learn to read phonetically using the 'Little Wandle' scheme. This is also supported by a range of personalised reading interventions for pupils that find it difficult to learn to read phonetically.
Communication:- Communication is an integral part of our school and residential provision. Every pupil at Stone Bay focusses on PECS/AAC, Makaton signing and intensive interaction to develop their ability to become as effective communicators as possible.
Writing:- All pupils are encouraged to develop their skills in writing. Like reading, this also looks different in every class. We individualise challenges for every pupil. These challenges will include the development of motor skills, using digital media and writing for a purpose and pleasure.
Our aim for all is to ensure that our pupils' language and literacy is always functional and will help our pupils become more confident and independent in the future.