"the catch up programme"
THE CATCH UP PROGRAMME (Recommended by Hertfordshire Primary National Strategy as a Wave 3 literacy intervention) What is the Catch Up Programme? Catch Up is a structured intervention programme for 7-11 year olds that supports teachers and teaching assistants in accelerating pupils’ progress in reading and writing. The programme consists of: Diagnostic assessments Guidance on selection of the appropriate book for the pupil to read Two individual 10 minute reading/writing sessions per week THE 4 STAGES One optional 20 minute group reading session per week OF CATCH UP On-going monitoring of pupil progress through re-visiting the assessments and reviewing the teaching sessions 1 Assess the pupil’s attitude to reading and current What happens in the individual teaching sessions? reading skills using Each individual teaching session is based on the following routine: assessments in the Catch Up Prepared reading – 2 mins Pupil Progress Booklet. Pupil’s reading is monitored and text is discussed – 4 mins Linked writing activity – 4 mins 2 Choose the correct level of text for the pupil, using the Who is it for? Catch Up Graded Fiction and For use as a Wave 3 intervention in Key Stage 2 Non-fiction booklists or other coloured book banding What resources do you need? guidance. The Catch Up Programme Box which contains: Teaching Manual 3 Deliver the 10 minute Management Guide session, with each pupil Graded Book List individually: Pupil Progress Booklet 2 minutes – prepared Photocopiable Games and Activities reading Video 4 minutes – diagnostic assessment of pupil’s Additional Resources for Years 5/6 reading recorded in the Teaching Manual Pupil Progress Booklet. Graded Book List 4 minutes – linked writing Pupil Progress Booklet activity Supplementary Resources 4 Continuously monitor CD-Rom 1 & 2 Multimedia, interactive games in 5 progress, and repeat different worlds providing graded reading, spelling and assessments. comprehension exercises Parents’ Links Book and Video Optional follow up activities: 20 minute group reading For info re this intervention contact the Catch Up team: session Ring 01842 752297 Games and activities from Email firstname.lastname@example.org within The Catch Up Box Website www.catchup.org.uk Catch Up CD-Rom 1 & 2 Continual monitoring of pupils` progress by teachers is essential