Dyslexia Friendly Highfield


DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK (7th - 13th October 2019) - This year the focus was on 'Empowerment'. There were lots of opportunities for the children to explore their skills and talents throughout the week. Families were welcomed into school on Wednesday 9th October to join in with activites that shine a light on dyslexia, the things a we may find difficult and some of the ways in which this learning difference can enable and empower us.

Continuing our dedication to meet the needs of all children, we strive to support pupils who experience difficulties with reading and writing, including dyslexia.

Please take a look at the excellent E Book in the dowloads below which explains Dyslexia using few words and lots of visuals. There's also a printed copy in our Reading Lounge to view. Please also see the helpful videos below for further insight into dyslexia and any helpful tips to support your child.

Our gallery offers the opportunity to see some of the things we do at Highfield to encourage different learning styles, including visual prompts, multi-sensory learning and small group interventions.

This year we have seen the successful introduction of Word Aware, a structured whole school approach to introducing new vocabulary through multi-sensory teaching and phonological techniques. It can be taught to the whole class, smaller groups as an intervention or to meet the needs of individual children. This has had a huge impact on the acqisition of new words related to learning, whilst embedding the spelling and meaning of new vocabulary through fun and interactive multiple exposures to the word.

Each class throughout school has access to their own pack of coloured overlays. These may help children with visual stress when reading. The children have been trying them out and can tell their teachers which colour may be best for them.

You can find more information about Dyslexia by using the link to the British Dyslexia Assocation or some of these other helpful wesites:






http://www.supersummary.com/dyslexia-guide/ This provides lots of links to other websites and resources.

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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 259650