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Maths Dots

Learning dot patterns is a great way for children, who struggle with number, to learn to count in groups. The familiar shape of dots on a dice can be used for all types of calculations. We play games at school to ensure children learn the dot patterns and what they represent. This means that when we show a pattern they can recall the number quickly, without having to count each dot.


Dot patterns

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If you need to speak to your child’s teacher…

If you have any concerns or questions that you need to share with the class teacher, and 1:1 Learning Support Assistants if applicable,  remember to ask for a meeting with the teacher. In the mornings we aim to have a quick handover so that the children, and staff, can begin their day and it is not always possible to discuss anything in detail. Planning in a time to meet ensures that you have an opportunity to discuss any queries.

Mrs. Carrack


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Reviewing your child’s targets

Class teachers will arrange meetings with parents, this week and next week, to discuss the progress made towards your child’s Stepping Stones or Steps to Success targets. Where possible, a child’s 1:1 TA or class TA will be there to share what they have been working on since the targets were first set.

Here is an example target form:

Steps to Success Spring Term 2016

Here is the form we complete at the meeting:

Spring Term Review 2016

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Parent Focus Group

Kids-And-Parents-SilhouettesIn the Spring term I would like to meet with a focus group of parents or carers to ask your views on some of the ways we support SEN children. For example how clear are the Stepping Stones or Steps to Success documents? Are there any ways we could improve the information your receive about your child? We are always interested in your comments and suggestions. I will meet with a small group of parents on a first come, first served basis. If it proves popular then I will hold another session in the Summer term.

If you like to contribute please email me on

Vicky Carrack, SENCo