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Maple Class Resources

Welcome to Maple Class's Home learning page.

 

We hope that you will find the ideas and videos here useful whilst your child is at home.

Your child has a routine that they follow at school. 

 

Routines help children to understand the world around them and can reduce anxiety. Visual information and auditory cues such as songs help children to understand what is happening now and next. We are working on creating resources that can help maintain this routine and  that you could use after their usual morning routine ends at home. 

 

Stories relating to zoo animals
Sensory mark making play: using writing materials or sand, water, playdough or similar materials to make marks and explore the early stages of writing and drawing
Song time: Singing familiar rhymes or songs 
Construction play: Building using toy blocks or boxes etc.

Role Play: Dressing up clothes, dolls, teddies, action figures etc.

 

Morning Routine Slideshow - Click Here

We use this routine every morning in school

 

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. 

 

Lesson Slideshows

 

So the Zoo Sent Me A Pet - Story

Write Dance: Mark making and pre-writing skills lesson

Song Time: Selection of songs for choice making activity

 

Literacy / English Resources

Below are a selection of learning sheets that you may find useful please have a look through them and select the ones that are most appropriate for your child.

Maths Resources

Below are a selection of learning sheets that you may find useful please have a look through them and select the ones that are most appropriate for your child.

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.

An example of using an ALD to play a game

Here is a short video of two people playing a game using and ALD to support communication. Although the display is slightly different from the ones we use at Cherry Oak the principle is the same.

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