Dyslexia Friendly Highfield

HIGHFIELD - OFFICIALLY A DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY SCHOOL!

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 look at our gallery 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.

An excellent E Book has been released which explains Dyslexia using few words and lots of visuals. You'll find it on the downloads below. There's also a printed copy in our Reading Lounge to view.

Last year, as part of Dyslexia Awareness week, we took part in 'No Pens Day Wednesday'. The whole school abandoned the use of pens for the day in favour of multi-sensory approaches to learning and a focus on language and communication. The children used games, ICT and practical activities to access the curriculum. Here is what some of our children thought of the day:

"It was like not doing work but we were still learning." Charlie

"I liked the maths games. I liked learning in a different way." Faith

"It was a different way of learning and I liked it." Beau

Please see the helpful videos below for an insight into dyslexia and any helpful tips to support your child.

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.bdadyslexia.org.uk

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

http://learningworksforkids.com/2014/01/online-activities-for-helping-kids-with-dyslexia

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/fun-games-for-dyslexics

http://dyslex.io

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

Files to Download

Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
CH1 5LD

Tel: 01244 981140
admin@highfield-blacon.cheshire.sch.uk