Special Educational Needs - Home Learning Support

Welcome to Mrs Tew and Mrs Tawn's area of the St Mary's virtual school.

Here we will have some useful documents and links to things that might help with learning and keeping your mind healthy.

Most of the information on this page is for parents and carers to help support their children. 

If you have an EHCP or are one of our vulnerable children we will be keeping in touch regularly to make sure you have everything you need.

Here we will post any links  to free resources that you can access

Communicate in print is a symbol based software that enables you to make visual aids for children who need it. if you think this is something that might help you then please 

email senco@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk for the link.

 

Coping with loss?

Wiltshire Treehouse offer bereavement support for children and families in Swindon and Wiltshire

http://www.wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk/about-us

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Here are a few resources that might help!

 

Feeling stressed?

This exercise is to help children manage their stress and anger.

The document below is called Tucker Turtle and helps children learn a skill to manage their emotions when all gets too much.

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There is also an online book which helps to explain what Coronavirus is to children

 

.https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

Make sure you look after yourself!

The document below gives some ideas on how to make sure you take care of yourself at this time

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Parenting tips and videos to help manage stressful situations

https://www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/parentchannel-tv/

Need any support for ASD? The document below is made by Wiltshire LA and has lots of useful resources

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Sensory Overload?

Try these websites https://otplan.com/activities/ and 

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/ 

They have lots of ideas on how to help manage stress and anxiety that can caused by sensory overload

Need someone to talk to?

Wiltshire parent carer council are there to help

http://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Contact_us

 

The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub can help too!

The wiltshire wellbeing hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this

difficult time, such as people who are shielding or self-isolating and don't have a

support network around them or know where to get help. 

                                                                         

Wiltshire Council's team can help provide support but also signpost them to where

additional help is available in their local area with hundreds of community groups set-

up across the county providing invaluable assistance.

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Help with key learning

https://www.readandspell.com/making-spelling-fun

www.nessy.com

 

speech and language support for parents

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

concerned about healthy eating?

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

Apps

Popplet- helps with planning and organising your writing

DD's dictionary- spelling dictionary with voice recognition to help with finding correct spellings

The vehicles typing- (lite version is free) typing practice

BBC dancemats- helps with typing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

 

Reading support

http://eyecanlearn.com/tracking/fixation/

 

Mental health support

what is mental health?

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/advice-hub/what-is-mental-health

 Twinkl have developed some fantastic resources which can help support you.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2008/coronavirus-mental-health-and-wellbeing-toolkit-3.pdf

 

https://www.minded.org.uk/

Self esteem

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-self-esteem/

 

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/self-esteem

 

Bereavement

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

https://www.winstonswish.org/

 

stress

 https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/stress

 

mindfulness

 https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/mindfulness/about-mindfulness/#.XhcWek27LIU