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Remote Learning

Brentwood College aims to offer an inclusive high quality remote curriculum that is easily accessible to our young people, their families and carers if they are learning from home. The focus will be on realistic functional skills that students can practise at home. Where necessary IEPs will be adapted to reflect home learning opportunities for literacy and numeracy, communication, health and physical and life skills. We will always continue to keep in touch via dojo, email and through telephone calls.

 

A combination of the following approaches will be used to teach students remotely as is appropriate for the student:

  • Recorded teaching and powerpoint resources - see https://brentwood-community-college.primarysite.media/
  • Specialist videos to support specific communication and sensory regulation needs.
  • Online activities such as Boardmaker 7, Oak National Academy, Twinklgo, My Maths.
  • Personalised work packs.
  • Loaning of specialist equipment and resources.
  • Live online lessons and social interaction opportunities

 

Our Speech and Language Therapy Team will assist with recorded communication sessions, resources or phone calls where appropriate.

 

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those students to access remote education:

  • Where possible we will loan laptops or tablets to students who otherwise do not have access to online learning
  • Parents and carers can inform the tutor if they would like to be considered for a device.
  • College will provide support to those students who have issues with internet connectivity at home

 

For more information see Remote Learning Statement

Below are resources categorised into subjects. Your student’s tutor will be able to advise whether they might be suitable for your child.

Subjects

Website

Literacy

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com – free to use on a computer

https://kidsread2kids.com – free audio video books that support reading

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk  - free ebooks

https://wordsforlife.org.uk – free resources and online activities

Phonics

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk  - free during lockdown

https://www.phonicsbloom.com - £15 for a yearly subscription

https://onlinephonicsgames.com/ - free online phonics games

https://spellodrome.com/#/home - free online trial for phonics activities

Numeracy

MyMaths – ask teachers for individual log in details. Teachers will set online maths tasks in line with students IEP/ EHCP Targets

https://mathsframe.co.uk – free online maths games

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/online/ - maths activities sorted into topics

https://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/ - online games

https://www.mathletics.com/uk/ Free trial – maths online activities

Communication

http://autismteachingstrategies.com – free downloads to a range of social stories/ visuals

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-free-speech-language-communication-and-send-resources-for-schools-and-parent-carers - links to communication activities and resources

Life Skills

https://www.lifehack.org/802553/kids-websites - links to websites which help develop life skills

https://www.grow-wings.com – online games where students can look at images and identify hazards

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/safety_games.html - road safety, food, online safety, safety in the home activities

Opportunities in the home-

Road safety when walking in the community

Recycling/ litter picking

Cleaning/ tidying/Laundry

Cooking/ baking

Personal care

Identifying hazards and learning about safety

PE

YouTube Joe Wickes daily sessions/ 5 a day dances/ Just Dance/ PE Ideas

PE Challenge Videos – Please see our video section on the school web site

https://happiful.com/10-virtual-pe-lessons-your-kids-will-love/ - links to virtual PE lessons

Art

IPad/ tablet/ computer drawing applications

https://theartyteacher.com/online-art-games-for-the-art-classroom/ - online links to art activities

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids - online games/ puzzles/ ideas

Computing

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ - online safety videos and activities

https://www.typingclub.com – typing practice activities and resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr - dance mat/ keyboard support

https://www.kidztype.com – keyboard practice

www.codemonkey.com – free trial of coding activities

Music

https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/resources/funstuff - games and activities online

https://pbskids.org/games/music - online videos and activities

https://www.zzounds.com/edu--musicgamesforkids - links to different sites to play music games

PHSCE

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities - keeping fit and healthy activities

http://www.autismgames.com.au/game_memotion.html - emotions game

https://www.do2learn.com/games/feelingsgame/index.htm - feelings game

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/love-life - videos and resources for SEN supporting emotions, relationships and identities

Multi subjects

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ - a safe place online for your child to see, learn, and explore almost everything.

https://www.thenational.academy – free lessons/ videos in most subject areas

https://www.education.com – online games/ activities

YouTube  - search for videos or songs relating to an activity (A J Jenkins songs are very good and link to lots of areas of the curriculum)

https://www.primarygames.com – a range of online and interactive games

https://www.ictgames.com – English and maths games and online activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/this-terms-topics - videos, quizzes and activities.

CBBC channel – 3 hours of primary school programmers from 9am each day

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk – links to a range of activities to support learning

https://www.topmarks.co.uk – links to a range of games to support learning

Video and interactive lessons from Oak National Academy for reception up to year 11 to support remote education.

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ - Has worksheets to print off and interactive games/ activities for all the subjects in the national curriculum.

Twinkl – free for lockdown – PowerPoints and printable resources

http://www.senteacher.org – Has free printable worksheets mainly in Maths/ English.

https://do2learn.com/ - Educational resources for pupil’s with special needs. It has activities, songs, games, picture cards, and ideas for help with fine motor skills and emotions etc.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/virtual-activities - an extensive list and links to virtual learning resources

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-apps-for-kids-with-autism - list of the best downloadable apps for students with autism

http://www.crickweb.co.uk – high quality online activities that link to subject areas

https://pbskids.org – online videos and games

Sensory

https://theinspiredtreehouse.com/self-regulation/ - ideas to support self – regulation

https://www.learning4kids.net/play-categories/list-of-sensory-play-ideas/ - list and images of ideas for sensory play with recipes for gloop, slime and having fun with jelly!

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/ - list of activities to encourage self-regulation

https://jojoebi.com/50-easy-sensory-activities/

Lots of practical hands on activities to do if you don’t mind getting messy such as making gloop and using shaving foam and  sand for sensory exploration.

https://sensorystoriespodcast.com/

Story podcasts from Pete Wells – just click on the special stories link on the home page and choose a free story.

https://equals.co.uk/whiteboard-room-pmld-sensory-stories/

More great sensory stories including Sheldon the snail and Elvis the singing bull! Just click on the script and download the power point for a great interactive and fun sensory story. You can add resources to go with it or not depending on what you have available.  Lots of fun.

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources

Contains some useful links for parents/carers of people with additional needs during the first covid lockdown (some information may be out of date) but which you may find useful now including links to TV channels and The Sensory Theatre Company Frozen Light’s production which can be downloaded as a power point with music. Also bagbook stories link (or type in bagbooks sensory stories on you tube to hear some stories read aloud. The moving day story is easy to resource and we have a bag book of ‘The Haircut’ in school to complement the story -telling for anyone that would like to borrow during lockdown.

https://www.variety.org.uk/free-kits-support-children-sensory-needs-home#.XrGT1nKCtU4.email

A link to some interesting sensory ideas to do at home from Variety - the children’s charity - some might be useful.

 

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