Task Planner

I know as the weeks go on, it gets harder to motivate the children and ourselves.   With this in mind, I have attached a task planner which you may find of use to help your child plan their learning and work with some independence.  If you don’t have access to a printer, this can be drawn out on paper or whiteboard, of course adapt it to your own needs.
This particular task planner also has a space to plan a reward/treat when the work is finished, supporting the child with motivation. This only has to be something small for a few minutes once the work is completed and should be chosen by the child if they are able to make appropriate choices. Common rewards that children we work with have chosen include ten minutes on their phone/tablet, ten minutes drawing, a hot chocolate, time with a pet, a snack or a chat and cuddle with a parent/carer.
The task planner is from a website for children with autism, however, I think it could be of use to all children.
We are here if you need us, please feel free to get in contact.
Kind regards
Kate

 

Task planner for autistic young people | Together Trust

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Week – Kindness Week 2020

Hi Everyone

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, 18th – 24th May 2020, the theme is Kindness and how being kind can have a positive impact on your health and that of others.

Here are some resources I have found, which may be helpful:

BBC Newsround have a news clip about Kindness and an explanation of the importance of Kindness for children to read, to view this Click Here

The Mental Health Foundation have some good ideas for daily actions of kindness Click Here

The Place2Be children’s mental health charity have created some Printable resources and Craft ideas for awarding those who do random acts of kindness this week Click Here

Young Minds is a good place to find resources and information on Mental Health and Coronavirus Click Here

BBC Bitesize have created this 7 Day Kindness Challenge for use during this week, it is available on their Facebook page:

If your child is really struggling with their Mental Health, CAMHs continue to have open their telephone helpline for parents to call 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, Tel: 435122.

Best wishes

Mrs Kate Jane

SENCO

 

Research into Impact of Kindness on Mental Health

Hi Everyone

During this year’ Mental Health Week, 18th -24th May 2020, the theme is Kindness.  Kindness is believed to have a positive impact on our mental and physical health:

“Studies have found that being kind is linked to increased feelings of happiness, wellbeing, and

life satisfaction  for people of all ages. ” Mental Health Foundation.

To read their full report on the impact of kindness on Mental and Physical Health Click Here.

Best wishes

Mrs Kate Jane

SENCO

 

Supporting Writing Tasks

Hi Everybody,
Today I have attached a photo of how your child’s book may look in school, when they are doing their writing.
By now you have had a few weeks to develop your understanding of what aspects of writing may be a challenge to your child, so here are a few key points:
  • An adult in school will often write the date and title for the child, as this can sometimes take a long time to write and isn’t the key learning of the lesson.
  • At the top of the page they may have their own personal bank of words they find difficult to spell (you will notice what these words are by looking back at previous writing).
  • Alongside these words, the teacher will provide some words related to the topic they are writing about e.g. for VE Day, the words might be Europe, World War II etc.
  • If the child is having difficulties with finger-spacing a lollipop stick might be used to remind them to put in each space.

Remember, a little bit of writing each day is helpful, we would never expect our children to complete a polished piece of writing in one day.

Best wishes

Mrs Kate Jane

SENCO