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SEND Learning Resources – Covid-19 Support

There are resources that cover EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

Language Link – a number of children in school are a part of a Language Link Group (you will have been informed if your child is one of them).  To support your children’s speech, language and communication needs, Language Link have fast tracked the launch of their new Parent Portal to help with this. The site will be live from Friday 20th March and will provide parents with FREE speech and language advice, resources and activities.  

The site can be found at  https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

Twinkl

Has lots of resources for all areas of the curriculum – if you don’t have a printer you could use a lot of their sheets as a guide to create your own activities

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Sign up using an email address and password and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to subscribe for free

Teach it primary

Sign up to get free access until the end of April – teaching packs including adaptable word documents, power points and activities for all areas of the primary curriculum

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/membership?utm_source=Teachit%20Primary&utm_medium=Slider&utm_campaign=COVID-19%20membership%20slider

Phonics play

Interactive phonics games for children learning reception to year 2 work

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Username: march20

Password: home

Teach your monster to read

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

A free online phonics and reading game

There is also an app you can download for £0.99

Number fun portal

Videos, songs, games and activities covering the primary maths curriculum

https://numberfunportal.com/

TTS

Free to download home learning activity books for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Brain pop

Lots of useful educational videos

https://www.brainpop.com/

Scholastic

Launching free online courses for children to complete independently around any curriculum area.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Classroom secrets

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Free home learning packs and access to interactive resources for EYFS to KS2

Oxford owl

Lots of primary reading resources, including over 100 free e-books

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Storyline online

Stories read out loud for all ages

https://www.storylineonline.net/

World ebook

Have made over 3000 ebooks and audio books available for children to access for free. Just create an account if you don’t have one already

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

Top marks

Full of educational games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Prodigy game

A maths based game – you can get a free account

https://www.prodigygame.com/

Duolingo

Learn a language for free – there is also an app free to download

www.duolingo.com

BBC Bitesize

Learning and revision activities for all areas and stages of the curriculum

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Resources focusing less on the curriculum but equally useful!

 

National Geographic

Lots of interesting information and activities for kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

30 day Lego challenge

Lots of fun ideas to keep them busy if you have Lego at home – scroll to the bottom of this link to download a printable version of the 30 day Lego challenge

https://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-printable-30-day-lego-challenge-instant-download/

 

Scratch

Create stories, games and animations

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

CBBC Newsround

Kid friendly news

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Coronavirus info

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-2

Mencap

Easy to read information for pupils with SEND

https://www.mencap.org.uk/search?search=coronavirus

Pobble

Non-screen activities to do at home

https://www.mercerislandschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=8282&dataid=58082&FileName=Non-screen%20activities%20-%20from%20Pobble.pdf (PDF)

To give your brain a break

 

The body coach

Will be hosting a daily PE class for children of all ages at 9am Monday to Friday through his Youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Calm

Lots of calming, mindfulness and meditation resources for kids and adults

https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath

Supermovers

Lots of fun videos that are linked to the curriculum and get you moving

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Go noodle

Lots of videos and activities to encourage moving and mindfulness

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic kids yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids 3+

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Tips for working from home using autism resources

·             Provide a visual structure – this can be a simple ‘now and next’ board or a full timetable showing each activity etc. depending on the level of understanding your child has- be mindful that ALL children and young people like to know what they are doing, how long for, when they will be finished, and when they get to do something they want to do.  Visuals/written checklist allow our children and young people to cross off activities which will help them feel like they are achieving and gives them a clear end.

·             Having an incentive or reward system is great – be mindful that some children will need rewards at regular intervals (using the ‘I am Working For’ card system is good for this). If our child/young person is faced with too much of a demand/too long a wait, then they may feel it is impossible to achieve and avoid even attempting the task. This may result in defiant behaviour due to fear of failure.  Little and often! J

·             Having a designated work space- our children and young people may find working at home very challenging and might not be able to understand the reasoning behind this. Allow the child/young person to choose their work space (if they display demand avoidant behaviours, limited choice is better- give them some structured options). Make sure the choice is reasonable i.e not in front of the TV. Consider the environment – noise, distraction etc.

·             Allowing the child to have their own ‘display board’ or wall like in their classrooms can help. They can display their work or favourite picture etc.

·             Allow breaks- use the sensory feedback sheet for options of activities during the break for children with sensory processing difficulties.

·             Make learning fun- it does not have to be at a table- particularly for those children/young people that are impulsive and find it difficult to focus- gardening, baking, crafting etc. are great

·             Go where their interest is! Complete projects, research, activities around their motivating subjects. Helping around the house, outside, with cars, construction etc.

·             Exercise and activities- the sensory feedback sheet can help but also creating your own fitness circuits, researching Youtube videos for fitness routines and relaxation and mindfulness for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTDNYjk-Gw  for younger children.