SEN

Here are some additional resources to support pupils with SEN, and their parents and carers, during the school closure.

Social stories explaining the Coronavirus, written for children

What is a pandemic?

School Closure

Coronavirus
https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler

Understanding social distancing/contact
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Social-contact-story.pdf

Routines and visual timetables

Daily schedule

Daily routine cards

Now, Next, Then board

Sensory activities you can do at home

Photo-collage of sensory activities to do at home

Speech and Language activities

Everyday activities to develop communication

Attention and listening activities

Conversation activities

Creating a communication friendly environment

EYFS and KS1 vocabulary activities

KS2 word games for supporting vocabulary

Sentence activities

Storytelling activities

Calming activities

Calm Zone
https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Colouring in
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Sunshine.pdf

‘Star’ breathing technique
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Star-breathing.pdf

‘I can calm myself down’ prompt cards

Activities on emotions and talking about feelings

Sharing worries
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-7036-new-doodle-your-worries-away

‘Recognising our feelings’ workbook
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/feelings-tab-booklet-free-for-newsletter-subscribers/

Growth Mindset
The Big Life Journal website gives free resources every week including these activities https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/pages/freebies