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This year we have 12 children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium. Again, the barriers for learning are listening skills, speech and the understanding of language. Staff have had up to date training in the Launchpad to Literacy approach and new staff trained in BLAST. Our all round communication methods continues to be in use. Staff have worked with Child Minders to look at expectations prior to coming to nursery and with Primary schools to see what the expectations are next. This ensures we have a good understanding of how to support our children’s next steps in learning. Interventions are planned and delivered by additional members of staff.
This year we have 17 children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium. The main barriers to learning this year are children’s listening skills and managing their own feelings. In order to support this, we are using a number of interventions to support listening skills throughout our nursery. All children will benefit from BLAST sessions to support speaking and listening skills and all staff will be trained in this. We are also working on ‘all-round communication’ methods. These include a wide range of visuals, Makaton signing accompanied by the spoken word. We are also focusing on conflict resolution with our children to enable them to solve their own problems and develop an understanding of their own and other children’s feelings. Staff will be trained on this during the Autumn term.
We have children in receipt of Early Years Pupil Premium. The main two barriers for learning are speech and language development and Personal, Social and Emotional development. This year we recognise that many of our children find being in school after such a long time at home difficult which is why we aim to support children’s mental health through a rich curriculum which promotes independence, resilience whilst developing the ability to communicate needs effectively. Through daily reflections and sequential planning, we can ensure children reach their full potential in a safe and secure way. We have decided this year to purchase puppets and stories to be used in small and large group times to promote language, communication and listening skills whilst supporting children’s mental health and understanding of theirs and other children’s feelings. Children need to develop these skills in order for them to go and be creative thinkers, mathematicians and develop essential literacy skills. We will also be employing an additional member of staff to support in the development of these skills.
This year we have 17 children in receipt of pupil premium.
Baseline shows the main barrier for learning is Number and literacy. In order to support this we have decided to buy into an approach called Launchpad to literacy. This will support us to develop early literacy and phonic awareness for our children. We have also decided to use the money to pay for a part time member of staff to support our children in gaining not only numeracy skills but also to support the prime areas of learning.
We will be receiving £3000 to support our 10 children in receipt of EYPP.
Baseline shows the main barrier for learning is Mathematics.
The money will be used to make and buy resources to support counting, matching numerals to quantities and recognising 2D and 3D shapes. Interventions have already been implemented to ensure that these children make at least good progress and often outstanding in Numbers and Shape, Space and Measure.
By the end of the year all children in receipt of EYPP had made well above average progress and 22% had exceeded age related expectations.
We will be receiving £3,900 this year. This money is being spent on an additional part time member of staff to work specifically with our children.
Baseline shows that the main barriers for learning this year are managing feelings and behaviour and Mathematics. We are therefore commencing nurture work with our children along with a whole school approach on Mathematics with interventions for groups of children.
End of year data showed that these children made above average progress in both areas of learning.
At baseline 2016 we could see that Communication and Language was a barrier to our EYPP children’s learning, in particular speaking. This in turn was having a significant impact on Literacy. In both areas of learning 100% of our EYPP children were working below age related expectations.
We received £6000 Early Years Pupil Premium.
To support the children we employed 2 members of staff on a part time basis to work on speech and language programmes. We also bought some games which were used during the intervention sessions.
The impact of this saw 64.9% of our EYPP children at or above age related expectation by the summer term in the Communication and Language area of learning and 76.7% at or above in Literacy.