The Zone

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping very well at home with your family. Mrs McDavid, Miss Baguley and I are missing you so much! Each week, we would like to tell you a little bit about what we have been doing at home.  Please download our weekly newsletters below.  

There will be learning activities sent out for you to do at home each week.

If you or your parents have any questions or want to show us what you have been doing, my email address is: schesterman@chapelfordvillageprimary.co.uk


The National Autistic Society have produced a top tips resource for families during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Autism.org


Here is a link to an article with some helpful advice for parents about supporting children with ADHD to access online learning:

Chadd


The ‘Twinkl’ site is offering free resources during school shutdown to download and print. The link below takes you to a pack of resources for children with additional needs, however there are many others to choose from. A free account can be set up and there are lots of links to activities.

Twinkl


Our local National Autistic Society Branch is incredibly supportive and has advice and support links for parents, especially at this time when routine has been changed and families must stay at home. Visit their Facebook page for up to date information:

National Autistic Society


This is a great link that explores creative ideas and encourages parents to create a sensory area or room in their home during this time of lockdown. I can recommend creating a space like this for all our families at the present time not just for families who live with autism:

How to create a sensory zone


This link takes you to the Home reading section of the Read, Write Inc., website. It has daily phonics and spelling lessons during the lockdown that can be viewed on their Youtube channel. There are also poems and stories.

Ruth Miskin - Read Write Inc


Join in with ‘Singing Hands’ who have some Makaton signed stories available on their website and lots of songs if you subscribe to their Youtube channel, they even have a ‘Carpark Karaoke’:

Singing Hands

Singing Hands - Youtube Channel


This link has 4 simple fun activities that can support speech and language skills at home.

Mable Therapy