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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success


Pine Class Resources

Welcome to Pine 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. 

This term in English we have been focusing on Castle and Knights. This half term we have been focusing on the story: Saint George and the Dragon. Any activities relating to castles and knights and the story would be beneficial to your child's education. Please see some of the suggested activities below. 


This half term in Maths we have been focusing on counting, addition and subtraction. Any type of mathematical and/or problem solving activities will help support your child's education. Please see some of the suggested activities and videos below.


Useful websites:  

English resources

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.

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100

Count to 100 and get some great exercise too!

The Big Numbers Song

Fine Motor Activities

Here are 3 fun inexpensive DIY learning activities to help develop children's fine motor skills through play.

Calming, relaxation and quiet time

It is really important for our children to have the opportunities to have some quiet reflection time during the day. We have 15 minutes of quiet relaxation time every day. We usually listen to 'quiet time' music from youtube- please see some of the videos below. 


Sometimes calming and relaxation time is crucial for our children when they are in distress. Continuing to give children the opportunity for some calming time at home can be beneficial to those that need it.  


Please see some of the suggested activities and videos below. 

Relaxing Piano Music

Relaxing and Calming Video