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Learning for Life - Personalised Pathways for All

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English

Pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition have a range of issues with literacy. These include:

  • Understanding underlying or depth of meaning in written text

  • Using their imagination to enjoy, understand and create fictional text

  • Understanding abstract verbal and written information

  • Weak phonological (sound) awareness leading to difficulties with spelling

  • Limited working memory and slow processing speed leading to difficulties with retaining and processing information at the same time

  • Generating original grammatically correct language for spoken and written work

  • Understanding that other people may have different ideas, opinions, beliefs and likes to their own

  • Motor/sensory difficulties with writing

 

By the time some pupils reach secondary school, they may have developed a severe lack of confidence in their own abilities. At Grange Park we provide pupils with relevant, interesting activities, resources and learning opportunities. We also help them to overcome their difficulties by providing appropriate and individual strategies and support as follows:

  • Multi-media resources

  • Specialist equipment and technology

  • Creating opportunities to explore texts and topics through role-play and film

  • Using a range of visual material to support their thoughts and imagination such as Mind Maps and  key words

  • Finding ways to enable them to express their thoughts and opinions clearly when writing and speaking by using scaffolding techniques.

  • Specific interventions such as Read Write Inc.


We develop cross curricular links with other subjects in order to enhance pupil learning and develop essential life skills for adult life.

 

At Key Stage 4, our learners sit a range of exams suited to their level of learning. These include Entry Levels 1,2 and 3, Functional Skills and GCSE.

 

At Key Stage 5, some students carry on their studies at college supported by staff from Grange Park while others remain on site. They continue to be taught English and further links are made between other curriculum subjects. We encourage the students to develop their life skills and to work as independently as possible. 

 

Key Stage 3 Programme of Study

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Myself- Hot-seating, Speaking and Listening and Read Write INC

Islands 1 Heritage texts -

Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)

Shakespeare - Macbeth

Term 2

Prose Text –Skellig (David Almond)

Read Write INC

Islands 2 Diaries, interviews and presentations - Kensuke’s Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo)

Shakespeare- The Tempest/ Hamlet

Term 3

Plays - Charlie and The Chocolate Factory  (Roald Dahl)

Read Write INC

Poetry from Other Cultures –Rhyme alliteration

Media Studies- Comics, Magazines, Films and T.V.

Term 4

Myths, Legends and Fables-Beowulf (Unknown)

Read Write INC

Stories From Other Cultures- Journey to Jo’burg ( Beverley Naidooo)

Children’s Stories - writing to explore, imagine and entertain (focus on traditional tales)

Term 5

Non Fiction- Report Writing

Read Write INC

Media- Newspapers

Writing to explore, imagine and entertain 2- Warhorse (Michael Morpurgo)

Term 6

Poetry - Haikus, Syllable poems, performance poetry

 Read Write INC

Ghosts - Ghost of Genny Castle (John Escott)

Doctor Who – Script to Screen

 

Key Stage 4 Programme of Study

 

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

Descriptive texts- short stories, novels, poems

Descriptive non-fiction texts- eye witness accounts

GCSE Lord of The Flies (William Golding)

Descriptive texts- short stories, novels, poems

Descriptive non-fiction texts- eye witness accounts

·         Poetry Anthology (GCSE)

Term 2

Recount Texts - biographies, diaries, magazine articles, reports and blogs

Persuasive Texts - adverts, brochures, speeches, editorials

GCSE – Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)

Term 3

Information Texts - projects, reference books, leaflets, Internet research

Recount Text - biographies, diaries, news/magazine articles, reports, blogs

GCSE Of Mice and Men (2015) then  War of The Worlds (HG Wells September 2015)

Term 4

Instructional Texts: manuals, recipes, directions, step by step instructions

Revision of a range of text types in preparation for final exams

Term 5

Explanatory texts – explain how something works (Cross Curricular)

Revision of a range of text types in preparation for final exams

Term 6

    Report Writing and Recounts

Project Work - My Passport (topic based project of pupils own choice)

 

Key Stage 5 Programme of Study

 

  Key Stage 5 Group 1 Key Stage 5 Group 2
Term 1

Our Key Stage 5 pupils work on WJEC qualifications at an appropriate level.

Reading 

Read and understand texts in different formats.

Writing

Plan, draft and organise writing, sequence, use basic grammar and check work for accuracy including spelling.

Speaking and Listening

Follow the main points of discussion.  Clarify and confirm understanding.  Give own viewpoint and respond to others.

Descriptive texts: novels, poems and eye witness accounts

Our Key Stage 5 pupils work on WJEC qualifications at an appropriate level.

Reading 

Read and understand texts in different formats.

Writing 

Plan, draft and organise writing, sequence, use basic grammar and check work for accuracy including spelling.

Speaking and Listening

Follow the main points of discussion.  Clarify and confirm understanding. 

Give own viewpoint and respond to others.

Descriptive texts: novels, poems and eye witness accounts

Term 2

Recount texts: Biographies, diaries, news and magazine articles, reports, blogs

Persuasive texts: promoting a particular argument. (Adverts, brochures, speeches, editorials.)

Term 3

Information texts: projects, reference books, leaflets, Internet research

Recount text: Biographies, diaries, news and magazine articles, reports, blogs

Term 4

Instructional texts: Manuals, recipes, directions, instructions, exam revision

 Revision of text types in preparation for final exams

Term 5

Explanatory Texts: cross curricular studies, revise for exams

Revision in preparation for final exams

Term 6

Report Writing: classify/explain why things happen. (Recount)

Project Work: Transition ( pupils choice of topic)