Home Learning ideas will be added here daily but can also be accessed via Dojo, which you may find simpler to access. There are also some useful links to websites with info for general support at this time. We will endeavour to make work ideas as practical and simple to prepare for/complete as possible. Look after yourselves and your families. Stay safe.
Mrs Hiatt & Staff in Dosbarth Tor Bay
Further ideas for being at home - visual schedules, communication etc.
Explaining a Pandemic to young people with ASD
This link is for videos of from the lady who runs Attention Autism. This is a programme that we use in school a few times a week and one of our teachers will also be adding to Dojo some of her own Attention Autism lessons too.
Gina Davies Attention Autism Videos
If you have access to a printer there are many activities on the Twinkl website which currently offers free access to their educational resources.
At home, continue to work on developing life skills and in this coming Spring term we will be addressing recycling and how to store food in the house.
Other skills to learn might include tying laces, becoming more independent at dressing, matching socks into pairs or using the vacuum cleaner!
Time in the outdoors is also important to help maintain a positive mood and stay healthy. Almost anything can be a learning opportunity - count how many times they bounce on a trampoline, use chalks to draw outside, refer to the time of day e.g. day or night, discuss the weather and what clothes to wear in the cold or wet and experience nature using all the senses.
Games are another great teaching opportunity, developing the skill of waiting for your turn and sharing with others. Simple ones work well - dominoes, snap, pairs etc. or games like Pop-up Pirate or Buckaroo are fun and you can discuss colours if you want to.
These are just some ideas to help you if you want activities to do with your child whilst school is closed. However please bear in mind that for your child, home is not school and too much pressure to do 'school' activities may prove difficult for you to undertake, especially if it proves confusing/upsetting for your child. In these unprecedented times please just do what you can to keep you and your families happy and safe.
Some of last year's ideas are below and you will need to scroll to the end to find the latest resources and lesson ideas.