Home Teaching Resource Ideas
Dear parents and carers,
We hope that the days of lockdowns will be a thing of the past but we realise some students may for a variety of reasons be unable to access school for short periods of time. Therefore we wanted to still share resources with families for such occasions. I hope that some or all of them might be useful to you.
Take care and best wishes
Google Classroom can be accessed on almost any device connected to the internet including PC’s, laptops, tablets, Xbox or Playstation. Apple and windows devices will run Classroom more smoothly using Chrome web browser.
What are Social Stories?
Social stories are mostly used for autistic people. Social stories are short and simple descriptions that are created with the intention of helping the person to understand a particular activity or situation, along with the how to behave in that situation. Social stories also alleviate anxiety by giving precise information on what the person could observe or experience.
Presenting the Story to the Student
Ensure there are no distractions The stories should be read often. The student should share the story with a range of people.
When to Stop
The student will directly or indirectly let you know when to stop reading a social story. The most obvious signal is when he/she is less confused in the specific social situation and behaves more appropriately. Continue to read the story for a short while after to remind the student.
Please discuss with your teacher
Useful website links:
Maths games on (for a range of abilities and ages), which can be played independently. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
TTRockstars: Teachers will provide student accounts
OWN IT – a support for young people around all aspects of mental healthUser friendly resource with videos, activities and links to support networks covering topics like feeling anxious, bullying and mental health tips.
Resource packs for each year group to help your students learn from home.
Parent-Zone: Digital family experts providing support/information to parents, children & schools.
- Parents are overwhelmed: here’s where we can all help
- NCA warns of increased threat from child sex offenders during coronavirus pandemic
- How to look after your family’s mental health when stuck indoors
- Free Resources for Schools (share with parents)
- ParentZone Blog, News & Posts page
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Physical Activity Ideas:
Here are some useful links for Sensory class students (might be useful for others too):
Food Tech Recipes
Free Science Lessons – videos with questions to answer as you go through and workbooks.
e-Chalk (KS3&4)- online simulations.
Twig (KS3&4) – online multimedia database, videos are no longer than 5 minutes and there are some interactive quizzes and worksheets, but mainly used as a multimedia platform for consolidation of ideas.
BBC teach – The BBC is starting Daily Lessons from 20th April
across their online platforms.