# SEND

## Autumn Term: Overview

Topic: Probability & statistics (Module 1A) and money (Module 2A)
Skills
• Ability to learn
• Problem-solving
• IT skills
• Literacy
• Numeracy
Knowledge
• Learn to design an appropriate table to accommodate the data needed to be collected;
• Learn to research simple topics given;
• Investigating relationships between two given types of data;
• Making predictions based on the data researched;
• Learn about approximating amounts of money the students spend weekly and monthly;
• Investigating how prices work when buying different items sold in 2 or more sizes;
• Learn about inflation and how it affects prices in time.
Rationale

Mathematics short course is part of the ASDAN non-GCSE option. This course is for learners who would struggle to access GCSE courses.

The first module, probability and statistics, introduces the students to a world where mathematics is applied in real life. The module consists of 4 challenges which will stimulate students to utilise their learning, problem-solving, literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Learners will have to think of a way to create tables to be able to record the data they are required to collect (1A1, 1A2, 1A3, 1A5).

Students will have to think of how they spend their time every day and will have to indicate a way they could spend their time in a more useful way.

Across the module, learners will investigate the relationships between given variables, and they will write statements to show their thinking.

The probability and statistics module will set the basics of working with all the skills mentioned and will introduce students to applying mathematics in their real life.

The second module, money, is designed to introduce the students to the value of money. The module consists of 4 challenges which will stimulate students to utilise their learning, problem-solving, literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Learners will keep a record of how they spend a money for a week and then estimate how much they spend in one month. They will be challenged to think of how they could save money, with an emphasis on needs and wants (2A2).

The students will take a trip to the local supermarket to investigate prices of items sold in two or more sizes. They will then work out costs and decide which will be the cheapest option. (2A4)

## Spring Term: Overview

 Topic: Money (Module 2A and 2B) Skills Ability to learn Problem-solving IT skills Literacy Numeracy Discussion Knowledge Learn about searching for the best mobile phone deal for the student, depending on what they normally use a phone for; Searching for jobs and investigating the benefits offered, working hours and other requirements; Preparing for and taking part in a discussion about the best paid jobs; Learn about planning a holiday, considering all possibilities and aspects; Analyse several offers for a similar trip; Learn about the benefits of budgeting; Learn how to plan a budget; Use numeracy skills to work out costs involved as indicated by the budgeting game. Rationale Mathematics short course is part of the ASDAN non-GCSE option. This course is for learners who would struggle to access GCSE courses. Learners will use their numeracy, problem-solving and IT skills to analyse mobile phone deals and to decide which is best for them. To finalise the 2A section, the students will work on investigating the job offers available with a focus on the financial and additional benefits offered.  Students will be asked to research and plan a 14-day family holiday and produce a brochure or a slide presentation to deliver to the class. They will have to consider all possible costs involved, as well as thinking of individual preferences of the family regarding foods and extra activities to take place during the holiday. (2B3) Learners will be introduced to a real-life situation which will help them separate between needs and wants, bills and costs of a decent life. They should also think of how money can be spent in a way their mental health and well-being will benefit. Learners will use their numeracy skills too. (2B4)

## Summer Term: Overview

 Topic: Numbers (Module 3A) and Geometry and Measure (Module 4A) Skills Ability to learn Problem-solving IT skills Literacy Numeracy Knowledge Learn how to plan a multiple course meal and calculate the costs involved; Think about and create a card matching activity with equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages; Exploring and applying the exchange rates to convert between pound, euro, US dollar and another currency of choice; Learn about depreciation by comparing cars when brand new, one year and five years old; Planning an extensive journey using multiple ways of transportation; Learn about 3D shape nets; Calculating surface areas and volume of food packaging (boxes and cans); Identify properties of quadrilaterals and simplify them to be presented on a display to younger learners. Rationale Mathematics short course is part of the ASDAN non-GCSE option. This course is for learners who would struggle to access GCSE courses. The Number module will further develop the basics of working with all the skills mentioned and will help students identify real-life problems where numeracy skills are needed. Across the module, learners will use their analysis, critical thinking and research skills. These will be challenged and stimulated through a range of real-life scenarios, so that the student’s work will be regarded as more meaningful. Learners will be challenged to think of planning a multiple course meal for four people. They will have to research recipes, ingredients and costs involved. Then they will have to use these costs to work out the cost of the same meal for 6 people. (3A2) The students will then undertake a team activity in which they will have to create a card matching activity to improve their working with fractions skills. (3A3) Students will research the exchange rates between pound, euro, US dollar and another currency. They will also have to create a list of 5 common items a tourist might buy when visiting London. The prices will have to be expressed in pound and the tourist’s currency. (3A4) Lastly, the learners will have to explore the prices of three different cars at different stages and draw a graph to show the price decrease. (3A5)

Topic: Fast Cycle Lessons 1-20 (first 12 weeks)

The Corrective Reading program provides educators with the tools to help close the achievement gap by addressing deficiencies in both Decoding and Comprehension. Students who need Comprehension intervention do not write well, do not think or speak with clarity, and are not highly motivated. Students with Comprehension problems: cannot follow multi-step directions, exhibit poor auditory memory and statement repetition, lack analytical skills required to process arguments, have a deficient vocabulary and lack background or domain knowledge. Comprehension B1 and B2 develop the skills necessary to construct meaning from content-based text. This enables students to comprehend any subject matter they read and learn new information efficiently.
Skills
• Reasoning Skills
• Information Skills
• Vocabulary Skills
• Sentence Skills
• Basic Comprehension Skills
• Writing Skills
Knowledge
• Formulate a deduction
• Understand basic classes
• Identify the precise meaning of a word
• Understand the structure of complicated sentences
Rationale

Deductions introduce basic reasoning strategies.  Learners learn to draw conclusions and how to apply rules to diverse situations.

Learners who don’t have an adequate store of common information are at a disadvantage when they read selections that assume they know this common knowledge.  This programme will teach learners the names of body systems, body organs, classifications and basic information of how things work.

Learners will learn many new words to increase their vocabulary.

Learners with a faulty understanding of basic sentence structure have difficulty comprehending complicated textbook sentences.  These learners may also be unfamiliar with the classification of sentence parts.  As they lack understanding of sentence structure, they are ill-equipped to discuss written materials.  Lessons 1-20 teaches parts of speech and sentence combinations.

Learners will also learn to use inferences and follow directions.

Finally, learners will learn to write stories that include a beginning, middle and end.

Learners are selected for this programme in Year 7 and Year 8.  They must be under an age 10 reading level and have been in the country for at least two years speaking English.

We test termly through Access Reading Test.  If learners achieve within one year of the chronological age, they will graduate from the programme.