World Down Syndrome Day


March the 21st - a date to remember Down Syndrome with the third Chromosome 21

(in non-Down Syndrome people, there are two of Chromosome 21)

World Down Syndrome Day's Website:

The Collett School teaching and learning strategies used to boost achievement of children with Down Syndrome

We use differentiation in our planning and delivery for children with Down Syndrome. Examples of this include:

  • Using Clicker 7 as an ICT tool to support children develop their language skills in reading writing and verbalising sentences - building on how to structure their work in a clear organised way.
  • We also use visual clues and pictures to support comprehension, speech and sentence building.
  • Teaching whole word recognition instead of teaching individual phonics sounds as some children with Down Syndrome find it hard to blend and segment - we do this by teaching pupils to recognize the 'shape' of the word - tall and short letters for example