Special Education Needs - Resources and Support
In these uncertain times, we want to help you and your children as much as we can with access to the following educational resources:
Memory Games-Help boost your memory with the following games:
- Learning Games for Kids - Lots of memory games for children
- Activity Village - Memory game activities to try
- Memozor - Some more memory and matching game
Phonics Play -Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period and includes lots of interactive games.
Oxford Owl - free e-books for ages 3-11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar are taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a 'fronted adverbial' was, here's your chance to find out!
IDL -Many of you already have a Log In to access daily IDL Reading and Spelling and/or IDL Maths. Please continue to use daily for 20 minutes.
Dyslexia Gold-Your children are now able to access Dyslexia Gold programs for the rest of the academic year, for your children to play at home. The programs work on laptops, computers, tablets and phones and only need an internet connection.
If you would like to use this program, please complete the form on this page: http://dyslexiagold.co.uk/supportforschools
It will give you instant access to the Teacher's dashboard where you can create your child's account free of charge!
Twinkl-Twinkl is supporting school closure with Home Learning Packs which includes an SEND Learning Pack. Please follow the following steps;
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Access Art resources
Geography-National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes
History-Virtual museum tours
Fun Brain - A fun, educational website
Some daily activities provided by celebrities
- 9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
- 10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
- 11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
- 12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
- 1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
- 1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel
- 2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
- 4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
- Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
Social and Emotional:
Many children will be asking lots of searching questions at this unprecedented time. Please find attached below some child friendly social stories that you can share with your children to help alleviate some of those questions and anxieties.
The BBC Newsround site has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if your child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means.
Information for those struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
General information for young people about managing their mental health
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
CarersUK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Special Needs Kids - An information directory for parents and carers
- IASS Network - Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
- Autism UK - Lots of information on ASD
- Autism Speaks - A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
- The National Autistic Society -website provides a really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends.There is guidance on how to write your own personalised social stories.