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School year 2017/2018

EYPP funding allocation - Autumn term 2017 - £1510.50

During the Autumn term 2017 our children in receipt of Early Years Pupil Premium were assessed on entry to FS1 and individual plans were set to support their learning and development. The area of learning in which the highest percentage of children were working below typical development for their age, was Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These children have attended a small nurture group which helped them gain confidence to make relationships and have a better awareness of their own needs, feelings and behaviour. A large proportion of children were also assessed as working below typical development on entry in communication and language. These children have worked both one to one with staff and in small groups to develop their speaking and listening skills by using their interests as a focus. The ‘Early Talk Boost’ language and communication intervention programme for 3 and 4 year olds resource pack has been purchased and staff identified for training to continue to support children’s early language in the spring term. Funding has also been spent on resources in the form of 'home-school' bears to encourage children to talk about their experiences from home. All children have begun to learn some simple makaton signs which helps them to listen to and understand speech. Also as a result of the funding, the children have benefitted from enhanced staffing and lower adult-child ratios, and were offered holiday day-care during October half-term.