Supporting Children with SEND and Additional Needs

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Supporting children with SEND and additional needs with home learning

The resources on this website have been shared so that parents and carers can access further support and assistance with home learning. We will add to these resources over time, as more are made available.

Local Offer

For more information about Cambridgeshire's Local Offer, visit this page: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/local-offer/about-cambridgeshire-s-local-offer

Supporting Writing

Clicker 8 and DocsPlus are writing packages for children and are available for children with SEND in Cambridgeshire. The SEND Service has a limited number of free downloads of these packages for the duration of school closures.

If you do not have access to one of these packages and would be interested in accessing this for your child please contact the SEND Helpline on: 01353 612812

If you already have access to one of these packages, but would like more information about how to use them there are free tutorials and webinars on the Crick website which provide support. Visit www.cricksoft.com/uk.

Dyslexia

Barrington Stoke, an independent publisher of dyslexia-friendly fiction, have created a free guide that you can download with tips and activities to support dyslexic children with home learning. The guide is full of useful ideas and links which parents and carers might find useful during 'lockdown': For more information visit www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/books/homeschooling-help-for-lockdown/

English as an Additional Language

The following links can support the learning of English as an additional language. If your child is learning to speak English, these games and activities can help:

BBC Bitesize is a great website for activities and games. The game Small Town Superheroes is very good for practising grammar and punctuation skills.

Children's Library online have a selection of over 1,000 books covering a wide range of languages for you to enjoy for free at home.

Collaborative Learning Project have shared their series of daily activities for parents and carers to do with children at home.

EAL-Time have an activity called 'Multi-lingual sequencing of events' to challenge children who speak more than one language.

EAL in the Daylight have shared some useful resources for helping older children develop their use of English, such as this PowerPoint presentation to help children to better understand noun phrases.

MagicBlox have books and activities in English, French, German, Italian, Mongolian and Spanish for you to enjoy.

You can listen stories being read aloud here, at Storyline Online. There are featured videos and activities for you to try for free, including:

For advice for adults, supporting children at home, The British Council website contains lots of useful information and guidance.

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