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In the uncertain times that we are currently living in, it is important that we are fully prepared for the possibility that we may have to have a full or partial closure of school depending on the local Covid-19 situation. There will also be instances where individual children will be self-isolating due to coming into contact with a positive case of Covid 19.
At De Bohun we will ensure that remote education, where needed, is of a high quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision and is targeted to the needs of the individual child. We use the term ‘blended learning’ to reflect that the strategies, resources and technology deployed when learning remotely, are being used in the classroom to enhance and supplement our current teaching and learning offer.
WHAT WE DO
As a school, we have detailed plans for remote education so that children will have access to a high quality education at home.
For a helpful tour of Google Classroom – click here
For how to sign in – click here
For how to join Google Meet – click here
For how to submit work – click here
For how to log on using your smart phone – click here
For how to access Google Classroom using a gaming console – see below:
For support for online safety for children with SEND click here
For more information, please visit our Online Safety page.
ON-LINE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT FAMILIES WITH PUPILS WITH A SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED OR DISABILITY
Click on a links below to access support materials on your chosen topic or subject area.
To visit Our Voice click here
AUTISM & ADHD
Enfield Autism Society: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Check out the Enfield Advisory Service for Autism support for parents at: EASA | Enfield Council
Click her for the EASA parent support leaflet: Parent Support Offer 2020-21 Leaflet version
You can access a range of interactive TEACCH resources at: Free Printable SEN Teaching Resources – Ready made resources. (inclusiveteach.com)
Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism-Apps.pdf
This website has some useful information and the progression frameworks, where you can identify specific targets for your child to work on: https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/
SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH (SEMH) & WELL-BEING
The Social, Emotional and Mental Health tab may also be useful for children who are finding the lockdown difficult and are anxious.
Helping your child with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs:
Young Minds : This website has lots of advice and information for families: YoungMinds – children and young people’s mental health charity
For children over the age of 10, kooth.com offer online counsellors, resources and support: Home – Kooth
Go Noodle: Use movement to support mindfulness: Home – GoNoodle
Relax Kids: Click on the link to access a pack with lots of advice and activities for staying calm and supporting one another: click here
World Health organisation:
Resources to explain and support families during the Covi-19 pandemic: https://www.who.int/teams/mental-health-and-substance-use/covid-19
“My hero is you” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.
The supplementary guide called “Actions for Heroes” (to be published later) offers support for addressing topics related to COVID-19, helping children manage feelings and emotions, as well as supplementary activities for children to do based on the book.
The book can be downloaded in a range of different languages – click here to access them.
Click on the link below to help your child understand Coronavirus: click here
Flamingo Chicks: A vital peer-to-peer support network
Flamingo Chicks is committed to supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of disabled children and their families. Our co-supportive peer-to-peer network is here to welcome you to the Flock!
Below you’ll find links to online resources and activities: amazing virtual classes as well as links to practical information and advocacy work that we do:
Website: FC at home – Flamingo Chicks
Speech and Language (Button/tab)
Click below for the Singing Hands YouTube Channel which contains lots of Makaton songs and rhymes:
Another useful resource bank of ideas to support develop speech and language skills: Support for Speech and Language
Have fun learning to spell with some of the techniques here: Support with Spelling
iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/ Reading and Writing Difficulties: iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading & Writing Difficulties | IN*SOURCE – Special Education Parent Support
Dyslexia Learning support: https://dyslexia-assist.org.uk/
This website has lots of pictures, game links, video links and tips on helping your child.
Touch typing programmes for children with fine motor skill difficulties: Try the free demo on https://englishtype.com/
This programme is particularly good for children with traits of dyslexia.
Crick software is a word processing programme for children and is offering every parent free access to their reading and writing support software. Type the link to access a free trial: http://www.cricksoft.com/homeinstallation
You can find support and tips for reading here: Reading Hints dyslexia
Fine motor skills activities:
Touch typing programmes for children with fine motor skill difficulties. Try the free demo on https://englishtype.com/
Dough Disco for Early Years, Yr1 & Yr2.
This is a Youtube channel that works with music and rhyme to develop children’s fine motor skills.
The cup song:
Why don’t you have a go at learning the cup song! It is great way to develop, hand eye co-ordination, rhythm and it is lots of fun!
You can see an example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzh_2F4JcHo
You can have lots of fun learning the cup song together!
Click her for the steps to complete the cup song: How To Do Cups (When I’m Gone) by Dionne Bromfield – YouTube
Click the link for free resources for sensory and messy play, along with advice and guidance: https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources-1
Some fantastically engaging activities to try at home: https://www.robertmellors.notts.sch.uk/send-home-learning/#
Lots of printable worksheets for a range of needs can be found at: https://inclusiveteach.com/free-printable-sen-teaching-resources/
Experience a trip from home.
Useful experiences to stimulate and engage children. These can provide a focus for learning and discussion as well.
Click on the links below to discover your virtual tour:
The BBC have produced lots of Lockdown learning resources and programmes to support learners, teachers and parents during lockdown. You can find these on the following link: BBC iPlayer – Lockdown Learning
The good Schools guide: https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/special-educational-needs/family/school-holidays
Chatterpack is a voluntary run website to support families, schools and other professionals with free resources, advice and support:
Have a look at Chatterpack, particularly the resources page at: https://chatterpack.net/
Symbols to aid communication:
Easy to use and read. These cards have been developed using healthcare symbols, explaining medical scenarios to patients with SEND: https://widgit-health.com/easy-read-sheets/index.htm
See.Touch.Learn offer visual learning programs which consist of stimulating and exciting visuals for the young learner.
The program makes it easy to create lessons that target specific interests of your child. With See.Touch.Learn you create lessons using our high quality images or images from your own collection. We have over 40 libraries, containing more 4,400 images and 2,200 exercises.
Have a look at the free See.Touch.Learn app: Customized Lessons For Children With Learning Disabilities (brainparade.com)
As well as the fantastic website: https://senresourcesblog.com/ which offers a bank of advice, learning activities, recommended resources and books.
Have a look at the free See.Touch.Learn app: http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/
For BBC Bitesize, click here
English support activities:
Alphabet games for Y2 and Y3:
Sentence building activities for Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5:
Punctuation activities for Y5 and Y6:
Maths support activities:
Addition and subtraction for Y4:
Times tables for Y4, Y5 and Y6:
Number work for Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6:
This site has a wealth of resources for all subject areas, ages and learning needs: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/