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SEND at Home

Links to useful websites

To find services in the local area please look at:

Government guidance on home learning

An amazing website with a huge abundance of ideas and support materials for a wide range of additional needs

A range of lessons appropriate for SEND pupils. Choose the lessons that suit your child’s needs. (Oak National Academy Specialist Lessons)

Touch typing

Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently.

Life skills suggestions for children to learn


Real life learning ideas for home

Writing/ spelling suggestions

  • Write a birthday, Christmas or general shopping list
  • Create a comic strip about something that happened in the day
  • Write a letter to grandparents, other family members or friends
  • Write a thank you letter
  • Send a postcard when on holiday
  • Create a scrapbook of things you see and label them
  • Have a whiteboard or chalkboard at home to write messages to each other
  • Write and put post it note messages around the house for each other
  • Write a book review
  • Create a journal from being on holiday, from the weekend or special events
  • Create your own dictionary of words
  • Create a TV guide
  • Write a To-do list for chores around the house

Maths suggestions

  • Follow a recipe by measuring the amount required
  • Add up the total of the weekly food shop and/or find the change
  • Create a birthday or Christmas wish list to a given budget using a toy catalogue
  • Look for numbers when going on a walk what can you do with the numbers collected? (add them, find a pattern, take them away from each other)
  • Create a TV timetable of programmes to watch
  • Cutting food in different ways and looking at fractions/ sharing
  • Walking around the supermarket and rounding prices up/down
  • Practising estimation (How many toys are on the bed, how many pasta shapes are on your plate etc)
  • Point out patterns you can see around the home or out and about. Try following a pattern someone else has started and continue the pattern on your own. Make a pattern using pebbles, pegs or pieces of coloured paper. What patterns can you see around you?
  • Count the steps you take (1s, 2s, 5s, 10s etc)
  • Collect objects from the outdoors, like stones, leaves or twigs. Sort them into groups and count how many items are in each group. How many items are there in your favourite collection?
  • Explore ways of measuring foot prints or hand lengths. Measure the height of people in your family. Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest?
  • Seek out shapes. Start and finish a jigsaw puzzle. When you wipe down the table after a meal, talk about which side of the table is longer, shorter, what’s its shape? Can you draw some of the shapes you can see inside your house?
  • Stack building blocks. Build a tower as high as you can. Can you build a tower that is taller than you are? What other structures can you make with building blocks?

Reading Suggestions

  • Read posters in shop windows
  • Read road signs when on a walk or in the car
  • Read food labels
  • Read a recipe
  • Read a magazine
  • Read post it note messages that you have written around the house of each other
  • Go to the library and choose a book to read
  • Share books together and ask each other questions about what has happened in the story

If you have any more suggestions please let the school know and we can add them to the list