Welcome to Fern Class's Home learning page.
We hope that you will find the ideas and videos here useful whilst your child is at home.
Below you will find the songs and videos we use throughout the school day to help our children with their learning and also to help them to recognise the routine of the day.
We have also created a Slideshow that you may wish to use at home. The slideshow contains familar activities from school that you could use at home. Please click on the link below to view
EXCOM - A Choice Making And Communication Session
EXCOM - Click Here
A relaxing session in which children are given the opportunity to explore and play with a variety of items or toys to an accompanying piece of music.
Sensory Diet A Calmining And Proprioception Session
Sensory Diet Slideshow - Click Here
A Relaxing session that follows a simple routine set to music. This session allows pupils to relax take comfort and meet their proprioceptive needs.
Aided Language Display Board for Activities At Home
- An ‘aided language display’ is a symbol display where all the relevant words for a specific activity are displayed on a single page in symbol form
- Ensure that symbols are easily accessible in activities
- They can be used to supplement systems already in place such as Makaton, Communication books or with purely verbal communication as they are quick to make and easy to implement
- They are a useful tool to support students to communicate in a functional way, within various activities throughout the day
- Vocabulary is organised to help combine words and build simple sentences from left to right across the display
- Certain key symbols such as ‘more’ and ‘finished’, which frequently appear on displays, should always be located in the same place each time to help the learner’s understanding and use of them. At Cherry Oak these key symbols or ‘Core Vocabulary’ are located on the left hand side of the display in yellow boxes.
- When using an Aided Language Display, or ‘ALD’ for short it is important for the person communicating with the child to use the ALD as well.