Teaching Strategies


Ravenswood pupils respond best to consistent routines and approaches.  Therefore we have designed and developed a set of Teaching Strategies which are used across the school.  These are divided into the following five areas:

 

ASD Friendly Learning Environment

Setting up the classroom; leading to well planned resources, making the maximum use of lesson time and managing pupils’ behaviour highly effectively with clear rules that are consistently enforced.

 

• Visual timetables
Ravenswood approach to TEACHH, to develop independent working
Traffic Light Behaviour Management system

 

 

Planning and Teaching well-structured lessons; which ensure teachers introduce subject content progressively, provide adequate time for practice to embed the pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding and identify and correct pupils’ misconceptions.


Planning effective WALTs and WILFs
Review, Teach, Practise and Apply stages of teaching
Task Analysis, breaking learning into small steps for pupils to achieve
Homework which is meaningful and prepares pupils for their next learning

 

 

Teaching Literacy
Overview of the programme for phonics into early spelling
• Reading Scheme Guide
Guided Reading
Teaching of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)
Writing Interesting Sentences
Purpose, Audience and Form; a guide to teaching writing
Handwriting

 

 

Teaching Numeracy
• Calculations Procedures (teaching the 4 operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
  Calculation Procedures Overview        Calculation Procedures Levels 1 to 9        Calculation procedures Levels 10 to 16
RUCSAC, a guide to problem solving

 

 

Strategies to develop Communication skills
British Standard Manual Alphabet
• MAKATON. See videos below.  Also see our Makaton Handbook 
Child/student led play
Tacpac – communication through touch and music
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECs), for children with very early language skills
 

 

MAKATON

 

Signs from our Makaton booklet

 

 

 

 

View signs from our Makaton Handbook