How can you help your child?
A positive partnership between school and home is very important in helping all children and especially those who have been identified as having a Special Educational Need. Through this partnership a more complete picture can be built up of the child, their strengths and weaknesses and any patterns of behaviour. This partnership also means that there is a consistency in how the child is helped, and a hopefully seamless flow from home to school, and vice versa, can be created. The class teacher and SENCo are always there to support parents in supporting their child and can be contacted via the office or directly using their email. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tips for supporting your child with homework at home
Always encourage your child to read for pleasure and visit the local library. Sharing books and reading to them at bedtime is really important.
Links and resources
Cognition and learning
https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/numeracy Oak academy lessons to support children with additional needs in specific areas of maths.
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyscalculianumeracy-difficulties/ iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia/Numeracy Difficulties
https://www.easyreadtimeteacher.com/teacher-classroom-resources/ resources to support teaching to tell the time
https://www.weareteachers.com/active-math-games/ active games to support maths learning
https://www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html virtual physical resources to help children understand maths, cubes, tens frames, number lines, bead strings, and many more!
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/android-apps-for-learners-with-dyslexia/ Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/powerpoint-books-for-young-readers/ Free Powerpoint Books for Young Readers
https://www.booksfortopics.com/dyslexic-readers?fbclid=IwAR1_cTqfjigl-KkzG9UVxUq_cwmZfBJ9yIvdA6R5utt-Jbxer7Xy6xLaolY List of Dyslexia friendly books
https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/ multisensory stories for downloading using signs, props, movement etc. to engage children with special needs.
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ free e-book library, select by age group
Speech Language and communication and interaction
https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/communication-and-language Oak academy communication and language lessons
https://en.commtap.org/primary A directory of activities and resources to support development of specific speech, language and communication needs, Searchable by age phase, subject, target and level of attainment.
https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/activities-to-develop-speaking-and-listening-skills/ games and activities to support speech and language needs
Social, Emotional and mental health
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/ A range of resources, games etc. to support different areas of mental health; anxiety, anger, emotions, mindfulness etc.
https://www.autismlittlelearners.com/search/label/My%20Freebies?updated-max=2020-07-05T17:59:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=20&by-date=false A range of social stories and resources around a lot of different life issues, including COVID 19, that can be used to support children’s understanding.
https://www.bookofbeasties.com/ Create a free account to access certain activities and resources to support mindfulness and well-being.
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/games-skillbuilders/social-emotional-activities-for-children a selection of games to play to build children’s social and emotional awareness
Sensory and/or physical needs
https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/physical-development Oak academy lesson to support children with additional in in their physical development
https://sensory-processing.middletownautism.com/ support for autistic learners with sensory processing, ideas for activities, resources and guidance for those supporting them
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-physical-difficulties/ A guide to using the iPad to Support Learners with Physical Difficulties
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/ Using the iPad to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-windows-10-accessibility-tools-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/ Using Windows 10 'Accessibility' Tools to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties
https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/ 10 weeks worth of videos with activities to develop children fine motor skills
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr dance mat typing to develop typing skills, different levels of challenge.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ah-07GtU9ou18fXpkcZSQ Learn British sign language fun videos
Self help and independence
https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/independent-living Oak academy lesson developing life skills such as dressing, personal care etc.
https://dekkocomics.com/topic-guide Comic books that can be downloaded and support learning in different areas of the curriculum, aimed at KS2
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ict-to-support-learners-with-dyslexia/ Ways to use technology to Support Learners with Dyslexia
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/inclusive-learning-resources/ Resources to support SEND learning
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyslexia/ iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia
https://vimeo.com/457320105?fbclid=IwAR3m1100UbRduVvNCqW6eN7OVUZdXO38APRka-cObxntIlwNoh34AXjb7P8 Funky feet dance and movement videos
https://do2learn.com/ Downloadable resources, activity and lesson ideas for literacy, numeracy, behaviour and social skills of needs including social skills.
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ accessible learning games for English, maths, memory and typing skills