Generally new topics will be presented to a whole group. Thereafter, individual programmes will be prepared for each pupil with levelled work given which allows for the necessary differentiation. Pupils who lack confidence should be given a narrower programme of work, in order that they might have a sense of achievement.
The more able children should be given work to stretch and challenge them. The schemes in use offer every opportunity for this sort of individualised work.
Co-operative work, in small groups or pairs, should be encouraged. The skills required for this will have to be taught and teachers will be expected to judge carefully how long pupils can usefully sustain such co-operation. The criteria for pairing should be judged by an approximate level of understanding as well as social skills. There should be an appropriate balance between oral work, written work and work with a practical outcome in line with NNS.
Computer programmes should be used to add another dimension to learning in all Attainment Targets. Attractive displays of work and teacher generated interest boards should be used whenever possible.
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