SEN Resources

Welcome to the SEN Resources Page to use during the Coronavirus Lockdown. 
 
I will try to add resources that you may find helpful to use at home with your children.  Some of these resources you may find useful, even if your child has not been identified as having a special educational need.  At this very unusual time, you may find that your child is worried or anxious, hopefully some of these resources may help to reduce this.
 
If there is anything specific that you need to support your child at home, please feel free to contact me on the VLE.
 
Keep safe and well - Looking forward to seeing you all again soon...
Mrs Crossen 
Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus
 
This is a lovely story to help explain the current situation to our ever inquisitive children.
Anxiety
 
Lots of us, including our children, may be feeling anxious due to the current situation.  The following websites offer clear, simple advice to all those who are supporting children and young people - including to young people themselves...
 
 
 
Mindfulness
 
If your child is displaying signs of anxiety, why not have a go at some mindfulness activities together...
Parents and Carers Mental Health
 
Parents and Carers... Your mental health at this time is also important to look after. These times are very stressful and anxiety inducing for all of us.  The charity 'Mind' has some useful tips and advice and are also able to offer you support at the end of the phone...
 
Visual Timetables
 
When a child is feeling anxious, it can be helpful to show them visually what they will be doing, even with everyday routines such as brushing their teeth.  This helps to make their day familiar and predictable.  You can find free routine cards to download here...
 
 
It can also help to show the learning routine of the day.  If your child is reluctant to do their home learning, try letting them choose the order of the lessons for the day.  Here are cards for a school visual timetable for you to use...
 
Sometimes, it can feel overwhelming for a child to see all of the things that they have to do in a day.  If this is the case, try breaking it down into what they will be doing 'Now' and what they will be doing 'Next'.  A great way to show this is through the use of a 'Now and Next' board...
Practise Key Skills
 
If your child is feeling overwhelmed with their learning, take a step back and focus on some key skills.  Have a go at learning to read and then write some of the common exception words.  You would be amazed what a difference this practise will make to their reading and writing.