Milton Park Primary School

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Special Education Needs in Humanities.

 How do we ensure all children can access meaningful learning?


Humanities teaching is adapted in a variety of ways. We ensure that we vary our teaching styles to suit the children in the class through visual aids, hands on learning, auditory and video clips, as well as discussion and explanation of language where needed. By giving students additional supportive tools they are able to learn at their own pace. Students with processing needs are able to hear the language and experience concepts several times in order to fully understand. Knowledge is power, and we aim to provide this throw our Humanities curriculum.


How do Humanities at MPPS prepare children with Special Educational Needs for the future?


Humanities aids the development of SEND students in a variety of ways. They can refine their socialisation skills through active play with their peers. Students with SEND enjoy historical and geographical exploration, be it of their own locality, or larger global topics. Verbal communication or verbal practice can aid language development as well as communication by using a repetition to embed the phonetic sounds of the language. Teamwork and leadership skills are developed and improved through active lessons. Self-esteem, confidence and morale can be increased and boosted when a child takes part in group discussions and is able to connect with a concept or fact. Expression of understanding is achieved through conversation, debate, video presentation and written work. Through encouragement, learners will develop resilience when practicing literacy skills outside of English lessons. DT, science and maths. These subjects are just a few examples of the crossover and how it allows the students to continue to develop their knowledge by encouraging curiosity and questioning.