Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented at Norwood Primary School
- At Norwood, we believe that all children have an entitlement to a curriculum which is both challenging and appropriate to their needs.
- Children who are particularly able, gifted or talented in any area of the curriculum should be identified early and provision implemented to ensure progress.
- Children may be termed as gifted or talented as well as having Special Educational Need in an area in which they are achieving below that of their peers.
- Children’s personal, social and emotional needs are considered throughout to ensure children are self assured and confident individuals.
- To share a view of the terms able, gifted and talented.
- To ensure there is a shared model and procedure for identification.
- To ensure provision meets the needs of all children.
Provision for identified G + T children includes:
- Higher order questioning.
- Mixed ability groupings which challenge children to deepen their understanding of a concept.
- Accessing the learning of a different year group either through differentiation with own peers or by joining a different year group to access learning.
- Reading ability groupings across Reception and Key Stage 1.
- Signposting of activities out of school hours pertinent to their own gift or talent.
- Experienced visitors to lead groups and extend learning at a higher level.
- Opportunities to join competitions.
Pupils on the Gifted and Talented register are reviewed three times a year by their Class Teacher.
Definition of a Gifted and Talented Child.
The term ‘able’ identifies a pupil who be functioning within the top grouping of their peer group. They may be termed a ‘bright child’ but lack the qualities of a gifted learner.
Gifted refers to a pupil who is functioning well above that of their peers within one or more academic subject area.
Talented refers to pupils who have a particular strength in one creative area of the curriculum.
Examples of Activities held for Gifted and Talented children.
- Able Writers workshops with children’s authors.
- Young Writers Rhyme In Time Competitions.
- School Newspaper.
- Shakespeare Festival for Schools.
- Maths Collaboration at Duke of Bedford Primary School.
- National Young Mathematicians Awards.
- Project with the Head of Mathematics at Ken Stimpson Community School, with some Year 6 children.
- Cambridge University Engineering Department – Rocket Launch Pad.
- Trampoline sessions at Ken Stimpson School