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Newburn Manor Primary School

Learning together, growing together

Cognition and Learning

Cognition and Learning Needs


This may include;


  • Learning Difficulties (Moderate – MLD)
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)



  • Strategies to promote and develop literacy and mathematical skills with increasing independence
  • Targeted small group support in class from the class teacher and teaching assistant
  • Small group or one-to-one intervention programmes are delivered to improve skills in reading, writing and maths e.g. Power of 2
  • Small group daily phonics teaching for Reception or Key Stage 1 pupils at their level of phonic acquisition
  • Differentiated phonics teaching or repetition of key learning at the phase of ‘Letters and Sounds’ that individual pupils are working within (lower KS2)
  • Use of ICT where possible to reduce barriers to learning e.g. Mathletics, Times Tables Rock Stars, Lexia Reading, Nessy, Twinkl Phonics
  • Use of support materials and resources such as Numicon
  • Provision of table top resources, such as worked examples, to promote independence and ensure that learning is multi-sensory and practical
  • Strategies and resources to support dyslexic pupils e.g. coloured overlays for reading, word banks to support spelling of key words
  • Additional processing/thinking time for responding to questions, completing tasks, sharing ideas
  • Multi-agency involvement through accessing the expertise and advice of the Special Educational Needs Teaching and Support Service (SENTASS) or our Educational Psychologist to ensure the needs of children are clearly identified.