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COVID-19 Home and Blended Learning Resources.

Supporting Children with SEND.

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The Sensory Projects

This link provides a bank of FREE resources,  aimed at people with additional learning needs. 

Sensory projects

Tools for Teachers COVID-19.

Six essential tools for teachers supporting autistic children and young people through homeschooling and return to school.

Aet

NAS Homeschooling Tips and Resources.

Tips and resources for autistic students, teachers, and parents.

National Autistic Society

While the BBC bitesize website focuses on learning resources for school-aged children, they realise that pre-school little ones all over can benefit from educational fun at home. They've put together this guide of early years content across Bitesize, BBC Teach and CBeebies.

Bbc bitesize

Whether at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Their website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

Bbc teach

EducationCity 

during Lockdown, is offering teachers and students free 24hr access to their site. Register with EducationCity to receive free access to webinars on home learning, interactive activities and resources.  To view a message from EducationCity.

Education city

Hamilton, supporting schools through Lockdown. 

How do teachers provide really good materials for children who are stuck at home whilst at the same time having to plan for and teach a full day in school with vulnerable children? 
 

Good news – Hamilton has developed two ways to do this. And both are free!

Click here to find out more!

Hamilton

Free Downloadable 

Resources

 
Recovery curriculum

A Recovery Curriculum:  Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic - Think sheet.

Sebda

Dr Rob Long

explains anxiety and offers some practical advice and activities to help support children at home.

Beating the virus

Beating the Virus

A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe.

COVID19Resources

COVID-19 school closures:

new EFF resources to support schools and parents make the most of home learning. Practical tips based on the best available evidence, to help build great home learning routines – especially for disadvantaged pupils.

For a resource, list click here.

Coronavirus Book

Coronavirus – A book for Children

A new free downloadable book illustrated by Axel Scheffler on Coronavirus – A book aimed at primary school children and explains Coronavirus

Dave the Dog

Dave the Dog

A free downloadable book which clearly explains COVID to Dave who is feeling very anxious.

Good days and bad days

Good days and bad days during lockdown

A wordless booklet with scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a ‘good day’ and what makes a ‘bad day’.

Scenes address social distancing, lockdown, mental health and daily routines.

Social distancing

Illustrations looking at Social Distancing

These illustrations are of well-known characters created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The pictures are shown to be practising social distancing and may be helpful when explaining some of the current regulations to younger children.

Miss friends and family

A social story supporting children with social distancing.

Comic Exploring Covid19

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring Coronavirus

A comic strip illustrating the answers to some of the key questions children have about Corona.

KCC COVID19

Kent County Council have put together a booklet for parents to support and signpost during this current pandemic

COVID19 Parenting

Keeping It Positive. COVID-19 PARENTING

Tips to empower parents during lockdown.

Book of feelings

My Book of Feelings and Thoughts

Screen saver

Screen Savers: Looking after your eyes, body and mind when using screens

HandWashing

Sensory Integration Education

Hand washing is crucial in reducing the risk of contracting the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) but many people with sensory difficulties can experience distress or struggle with the experience of hand washing. SIE collated some advice for encouraging and improving hand washing.

Council for Disabled Children

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ ASD: coping with COVID-19 isolation

Life due to Covid-19 can be a particularly difficult time for children and families, whilst schools are closed and we are advised to self-isolate or socially distance ourselves from our friends and family. Our normal structure and routine will be disrupted. This free information pack aims to support parent/ carers of children with an ASD or LD during this time.

COVID 19 Toolkit

Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times.

Covid-19 Toolkit. The Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times Full Packet contains all of the content, strategies, and resources related to supporting individuals with ASD.

Time to Come in Bear

Time to Come in Bear

A story about social Distancing.

What is Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

An Illustration of Anxiety

When someone dies

When someone dies from coronavirus

An illustrated resource on how to respond when somebody dies from coronavirus. Aimed at family and carers.

Welcome to the Zoo

Welcome to Zoo School!

London and Whipsnade Zoos are bringing the Zoo to you with a series of free resources for home learning from EYFS to Key Stage 4.

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Media Links

 

Everybody Worries

A picture book available to read online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.

Everyone worries

A Recovery Curriculum: 

Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic

A video version of the podcast containing the presentation slides (only) is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvx0-mjT9Tc :

Episode 1 with podcast player and video slideshow

Recovery curriculum

"I Am with You" At Home With Olaf

Frozen’s Olaf releases song recognising social distancing and lockdowns across the globe.

I am with you

NSPCC Learning 

has released a webinar to share expertise and guidance on supporting children, young people and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar includes expert insights and practical advice on the steps you can take to protect and support children and families from harm during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nspcc learning

Recommended

Apps

 
Books without words app

Books without Words App

Widgit

WIDGIT

have put together a back to school collection of tools and ready-made materials to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people.

 

Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to COVID-19.

If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know

Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs. 

 

Signposting

 

EducationCity 

during Lockdown, is offering teachers and students free 24hr access to their site. Register with EducationCity to receive free access to webinars on home learning, interactive activities and resources.  To view a message from EducationCity.

Education city

Hamilton, supporting schools through Lockdown. 

How do teachers provide really good materials for children who are stuck at home whilst at the same time having to plan for and teach a full day in school with vulnerable children? 
 

Good news – Hamilton has developed two ways to do this. And both are free!

Click here to find out more!

HamiltonHamilton 2

KELSI

updated Advice to all Early Year’s Providers, Schools and Education Providers.

Kelsi

Kent Resilience Hub

has now launched. It is the “go-to” site for everything to do with the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people. This includes sections for our young people, parents and people working in schools and communities. You will find films, information, articles, tools and links to other helpful sites.

Kent resilience hub

Home learning Helpline ​

STAR Academies Trust has launched a new national helpline for parents called StarLine. The service will be a free telephone helpline offering parents and carers personalised advice and support from a team of qualified teachers, education and parenting experts.”

Starline

NAS Resources

The National Autistic Society, have been working to disseminate government guidance and generated a hub on their website with information and resources about coronavirus to help you and your family manage and adapt to changing circumstances

National Autistic Society

Place2Be

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. They have gathered together helpful information to answer questions from children, about the Covid-19.

Place 2 be

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