What happens and when - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (age 5-7)

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Schools and education support services will become involved to help with any additional needs of a child. SEN Support should be offered by the school if a child has additional needs.  You can read more about this here.

They would assess if an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan should be applied for.  These plans are for if help is needed for a child that isn't normally available in school.  You can read more about EHC Plans here.

If a child has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan

Annual reviews should now take place at least once a year.  This is to make sure the outcomes and provision in the plan are up to date.

Outcomes should be around the four preparation for adulthood areas:

1. employment, education and training
2. independent living
3. community inclusion, friends and relationships
4. health

If a child is moving from an Infant school to a Junior school, it is important a review takes place before they move.

Children at this stage are learning and doing:

  • numeracy
  • real world visits (fire stations, farms )
  • ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’
  • meeting role models

Children at this stage should be learning to:

  • wash themselves
  • brush their teeth
  • tell the time
  • pay in shops (with help from an adult)

Children at this stage should be:

  • team playing
  • going to after school clubs
  • doing weekend activities
  • making friends and having a friendship group

Children at this stage:

  • have child obesity checks
  • make choices about what they eat
  • have a dentist visit their school
  • have physical exercise
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