Whole school data is also collected to enable us to track students across year level cohorts and classes. The tracking of all students enables us to make decisions about our programs, and assists us to target our teaching to meet student requirements. As a staff, we analyse both individual class and whole school data regularly to ensure we are addressing the diverse range of student needs
The data we collect as a whole site is also used to target WAVE 2 and 3 Intervention Programs. These programs have been carefully selected based on educational research ensuring that we are targeting students at the right time, and also targeting the right skills. Willunga Primary School runs four intervention programs
Willunga Primary School runs four intervention programs:
EARLY INTERVENTION - Phonics Fun
At Willunga Primary we commit to targeting students who are in the bottom 25% of their year level cohort, using sounds to read and write. All students R-2 are screened using a phonological spelling test. This does not necessarily mean that they are experiencing difficulty reading at this early age as students use a range of strategies to read. An ability to use phonics fluently to both decode and write are areas that often contribute to reading difficulties and reading fluency later in schooling. Students in this program attend four sessions a week in a small group, participating in targeted phonics instruction, learning to blend and segment sounds. Students may spend a Term, two Terms, or even a year in the program. Progress is tracked and participation in the program is decided upon in consultation with the classroom teacher. At this early stage in schooling, confidence plays an important role in these decisions
MULTILIT- Reading Tutor Program
MATHS INTERVENTION – QuickSmart
Students participating in this program build on their number skills to develop fluency with all four operations. Students learn strategies to remember their ‘focus facts’ apply these strategies to larger numbers and develop recall within 2 seconds. A problem solving component is introduced as they become more confident with operations. Students attend 3 half hour sessions per week over the course of the year.
MATHS INTERVENTION – TooSmart
Interoception is the sense responsible for detecting internal regulation responses, such as respiration, hunger, heart rate. An interoception room is set up to support students who require this intervention; they visit the room, reconnect with an adult, re-engage with learning and move back to the class space.
WHAT'S THE BUZZ?
What’s the Buzz is a social skills enrichment program for primary students that explicitly teaches them the skills to belong and work within a group. This is undertaken in classes or in small groups with support from an SSO.
Last updated: December 23, 2018 at 10:56 am