The allocation for this year is £1500. This money has been spent on new books, story sacks and materials to support and boost communication, language and Literacy within the curriculum and in our intervention groups. Specific areas which have been targeted in the intervention sessions are rhyme, alliteration and speech and language development.
Baseline showed over 30% of our EYPP children were working below age related expectation in Literacy. To date we now have 83.4% of children working at age related expectations and 38.3% exceeding.
The barrier for learning is the development of listening skills. This will be supported through BLAST and other intervention sessions.
We received £300 last term for our children who trigger early years pupil premium. We decided to purchase story sacks to support these children in developing communication and language skills. The impact was an increase in progress in communication and language and progress in literacy was above average.