If your child has a SEND need then you may like to have some more targeted activities and games to support them while they are at home – welcome to the SEND Zone!
We have loved seeing so many of your in our Zoom story sessions during this period of lockdown and partial school closure. We are lucky enough to have invited so many of you back to school now and will continue to keep in touch with those of you at home through our Zoom stories! We have really enjoyed sharing some of your favourite stories and look forward to finding out what you would like to read next – please let us know! We know that many of us and our children may be spending more time online than usual. There are some excellent resources available for supporting young people with SEND online here. Please make sure you read our guidance for parents participating in any Zoom sessions – you can read it here: ZOOM storytime guidance!
Please find below some of the main areas of need we are providing additional activities for. These should be fun, short and enjoyable activities and games you can play together to develop your child’s skills and confidence. Please contact us here at school if you are unsure which area your child would benefit from most – ‘Emotions and Wellbeing‘ is suitable for all our wonderful children, particularly during this tricky time.
Cognition and Learning
Communication and Language
If your child has been receiving support through Speech Link they can continue to develop their language skill with access to activities and advice from the Parent Portal.
Sensory and Physical
Emotions and wellbeing
The Lewisham Educational Psychologist team (EP CONNECT) are also offering support during this time on Mondays and Thursdays. If for any reason we cannot speak with you directly on those days they would also welcome your call!
Finally we have really enjoyed seeing your photos and videos in response to Daily Challenge. Please get involved in any way that you can – your contributions inspire us all! Remember that the very best thing you can do with your child is to PLAY with them! This sounds easy but can be a challenge on some days. Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of playtime with your children:
Wishing you all well and looking forward to being reunited again soon,
Mrs Fabian Mrs Matthews