In Little Champions, teachers use the programmes of study from the National Curriculum to plan their teaching and use Classroom Monitor to track their progress. These are mapped out in the medium-term plans to ensure coverage over the year as well as progression and repetition through the year. This coverage ensures that they are being challenged and are working towards meeting their Individual Educational Plans (IEP) targets.
Within Little Champions, there is a daily session of Mathematics. There are also at least four daily focus Maths activities per week where skills and understanding are assessed on Core and Supplementary bands. The next steps are identified, and an understanding is developed. An emphasis is put on mathematical vocabulary, through song and familiarising children with Core and Supplementary units such as, the basic 2D shapes, numbers to 20 and counting objects accurately.
Within each subject studied in Little Champions lessons are very much planned around a student’s interests. This makes for a more personalised and individualised curriculum for each student. High adult support ratio within primary means that students can follow their own tailored programme that encompasses support for communication, sensory and behaviour needs within it.
Through careful planning and preparation, we aim to ensure that throughout the school children are given opportunities for:
- Practical activities and mathematical games
- Problem solving
- Individual, group and whole class discussions and activities
- Open and closed tasks