Ysgol Harri Tudur | Henry Tudor School

Ysgol Harri Tudur | Henry Tudor School

Special Learning Centre

The Special Learning Centre (SLC) is a warm and friendly environment which supports the needs of pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN). The main focus is on supporting pupils with additional literacy and numeracy skills, as well as supporting pupils with their well-being. Pupils are withdrawn from mainstream subjects for small intervention work groups for 6 hours per fortnight. All work is conducted in a nurturing manner where all pupils are happy to learn in a relaxed environment.

Resources used within the SLC to support pupils’ learning

Numeracy

Numicon: a resource supporting numeracy through a visual tiles resource.

Dominoes: a resource which can be used for Additions, Subtraction and division

Playing Cards: another visual aid for pupils to use to help support additions, subtractions and multiplications.

Pupils will also learn how to tell the time and learn money skills.


Literacy

Literacy is implemented throughout all lessons in the SLC using a variety of tools and learning programmes.

Interactive Data Language Intervention (IDL): is a speaking-computer based multi-sensory system which supports learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling ages.

Story Spinners: enables pupils to use their imagination through 5 key areas for language skills.

Lexia: an online learning resource where pupils complete tasks in all areas of literacy. This is tracked and pupils can earn certificates when completing a topic.

Touch Typing Skills: practise to improve speed and accuracy.

Hand Writing Skills: developed using a hand written work booklet.

Read Every Day: noted in a pupil’s reading log.

Spell Well: a series which focuses on tricky words, CVC words and techniques on how to spell words.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to engage with daily topics, for example what is in the news, a little like circle time.

We also offer support for pupils’ emotional needs, where pupils will have the opportunity to work on their emotions through a booklet called "Let's Talk for Teenagers".

This has proven to be successful to raise pupils’ self-esteem and understanding their emotions.

The special learning centre is also a base for break time clubs where pupils can feel relaxed and engage with peers in a happy environment. This is staffed at all times.

Newsdesk

Sandy Bear, with support from the WI, have donated a remembrance tree for our well-being garden. Sandy Bear is a Pembrokeshire charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one. We aim to reduce emotional difficulties in childhood and the prevalence of mental illness in later life that can result in a decreased quality of life, poorer educational attainment, social and health problems and increased vulnerability.It is hoped that the tree will provide a focal point for children who have experienced a bereavement and a quiet place for them to remember a loved one. Read More…

The NHS has created a new single point of contact where there is a team of clinicians available to support anyone with emotional and mental health concerns. If you are concerned about yourself, a member of your family, or friend please do hesitate to contact them. Read More…

Family Fun Day at Carew Castle on Sunday the 24th of July. This flyer allows school aged children free entry to the event. They can be used either printed or electronically for free access. Read More…

Please encourage your child to come to school with a full water bottle which can be reused; this will help keep your child hydrated, be good for the environment and assist the staff in the Refectory. Read More…

The Parent Partnership Service is now taking bookings for the upcoming Virtual Parent Network Group – ‘Positive Parenting’ – July 5th 10:00-11.30am. Read More…

We are pleased to announce that our tickets for this years production for Annie are now on sale. The shows are Monday 11th July - Thursday 14th July, starting at 6:30pm. Read More…

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