Scode & SEN
We suggest teaching Scode on 3 or 4 days of the week (depending on year group) to allow teachers a day to recap or revisit a code as a whole class.
Then teaching should continue for all children following the scheme as set out. However, the children who are finding the pace of the scheme difficult to contend with can be given some extra support using the Super Scoders, or the following are some ways you can recap and consolidate a particular sound until it is embedded.
- Use a multisensory approach (hearing/seeing/moving/touching/feeling); for example, magnetic letters are a fabulous way for children to physically select and rearrange the letters in a target word, many more words for each code can be found in the additional word lists at the back of the Teachers’ Guide.
- Use/make flashcards with the target word written on, highlighting the code, using their finger to trace over the letters. Draw pictures to go with the word. Look at these daily/frequently. Over-learning is key. Little and often in bite size chunks.
- Play snap by making 2 cards with the same code, sound or word, depending on what you are working on. You can also use these to play pairs.
- Write the words in foam, paint, flour and sand.
- Create their own Scode workbook page, teach their friend/head teacher/alien/dog you get the picture, how to use the target code. How to write the word. How to remember the word.
- Film themselves or each other for a vlog about the target words they are finding difficult. Write the script for the vlog or write sentences about the vlog.
- Play OXO with the target words.
- Say the target code in different voices, a high voice, whispering voice, like an opera singer etc.
- Play hopscotch, spell the word out on the floor, spell the word as they play.
- Write the target word using their ‘wrong’ hand.
- Spell the word out loud, letter by letter, popping a bubble each time or write it on sandpaper.
- Write the words using wriggly letters.
- Write the words in the air and then on paper.
- Cut out the letters from newspapers to make the word.
Remember the key is over-Learning in a muti-sensory way!