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Extra-Support Intervention Activities for Year 4

Jennie Kerwin By Jennie Kerwin

There are, inevitably, some children who are unable to succeed with the age-related expected objectives you are teaching on any given day. Hamilton's extra support activities, designed for small groups of children working with a teaching assistant, will help.

Extra support is linked to individual objectives-based units. It provides practice on the pre-requisite skills for the unit objectives, so that children have the opportunity to develop the ground on which those objectives are built. A stretch activity allows them to take a further step towards the objectives.

Used before the lesson, extra support activities give struggling children familiarity with the vocabulary and skills they will need to access the unit's whole class teaching. Or, if gaps are highlighted during a lesson, extra support can be used during or after it to revise those missing skills.

Each activity consists of a detailed but simple bullet-pointed lesson outline for the teaching assistant and an attractively designed age-appropriate Child Sheet for the children. These intervention activities, if used consistently as you go along, have the potential to make a lot of difference to the children who are below ARE.

I can't thank you enough for these. We need to prepare Progression Plans for PP or LA children and the old DfE materials were not accessible for Teaching Assistants without time and explanation from us. I can only feel these will be not only time-saving for teachers, but great fun learning opportunities.

Y3/4 teacher in Norwich

Find Hamilton's extra support activities for Year 4

You can view collections of all of the extra support activities for individual year groups to plan a sequence of interventions or to find just the developmental activity you are looking for.