SEN or special educational needs
This label can often frighten parents. DON'T let it! What does SEN mean? It just means that your child is not learning at the same rate as the average of the class. There could be many reasons for this. Maybe English is not your child's first language? Or maybe your child is a late developer or has had a lot to cope with in the last year.
There are other more significant reasons for learning difficulties such as Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia or Dyslexia. If your child has been diagnosed with one of the four mentioned you should approach the appropriate organisations such as the dyslexic society as they are more able to help you.
Whatever your child`s special needs are it is important to encourage them and to build up their confidence. If a child is struggling with literacy at school, use some easier worksheets. At Primary Leap we offer worksheets at all levels and year groups. If your child is finding year 3 literacy difficult go back to year 2 and build up their confidence. This is the same for any given subject. If your child feels confident in his/her work they will find learning easier and more enjoyable.
All children have weaknesses in certain topics. Your child may need a little help with spellings or writing, or fractions or time. Encourage them by doing some easier worksheets first before going on to the harder ones in their own year group.
Don`t forget all children are different and learn at different rates. They can be good at some subjects while other subjects are more difficult.
We wish you and your children all the best in the future.