Literacy and Numeracy
At Hadrian School we use a range of Phonics, Handwriting, Reading and Numeracy Schemes depending on the ability and need of each pupil including the following:
Jolly Phonics -
A fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics.
Letters and Sounds -
A phonics resource which aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
Direct Phonics -
A research based synthetic phonics programme for those children who struggle with basic literacy.
A scheme to teach handwriting in a fun way, helping our pupils to develop a fluent, confident handwriting style.
Oxford Reading Tree and the Ginn Reading 360 Schemes -
We provide an extensive library of books at every stage to provide a broad and rich reading experience. ORT publish a variety of fun stories with familiar characters that have been written using a mix of high-frequency and phonic words which can be blended and sounded out. The Ginn Reading 360 series is designed to provide a solid literary foundation and build on previous literacy knowledge.
Numicon builds a deep understanding of maths through a multi-sensory approach, developing children's fluency, reasoning and problem-solving.
A large percentage of the Numeracy Curriculum is taught in a practical way in real life settings, such as, Food Technology, Travel Skills, Life Skills and Early Play Skills.