Homework

 

St. John’s ‘Home/School Agreement’ states that: “The school will …Provide pupils with homework as appropriate”
 
The school acknowledges that parents and carers play a vital part in their child’s education. Parents/carers work and play with their children but don’t necessarily see these activities as homework.
 
Homework is to be enjoyable and rewarding for all involved and is intended to be a complimentary part of family life. Homework is not an additional chore and is not compulsory!
 

Homework refers to any work or activities which pupils are asked to do outside lesson time, either on their own or with family members or carers. Using this broad definition all pupils, whatever their age or ability can be involved in homework.
 
Homework set by the school will range from informal to formal tasks. Many of these tasks will be reinforcing the functional and transferable targets set in the pupil’s individual education plan (IEP).
 

Homework Policy

April 2020 - Learning from home 

Your teacher will be keeping in touch with you to check you have activities to access from home. Please find below a list of suggestions to signpost you to additional resources and links that we hope you will find useful and enjoy doing with your families:

 

General list of online resources:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send

 

A set of links to resources and activities which have been grouped according to need. There are also links to live activities happening throughout the week:

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

 

Advice on hardware and software which may be useful when learners are at home. Includes information on free trials for paper based symbol programmes:

https://www.techability.org.uk/resources/aiding-learning-from-home/

 

Information pack to support parent carers of children with an ASD or LD during this time:

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/supporting-children-learning-disability-asd-coping-covid-19-isolation

 

Emma Chaps – Sensory Circuit Videos. Easy sensory circuit activities to try at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-5r79geh9Y&feature=youtu.be

 

AAC Calendar - Daily activities for home:

https://sites.google.com/view/escdaac/aac-calendar

 

Flo Longhorn - Special Apps for Very Special Learners. Links to simple apps suitable for the iPad or android device:

file:///U:/2019-20/COVID/Flo_Apps_May_2020_Edition.pdf

 

TAC PAC (Touch and Communication PAC) - Tac Pac draws together touch and music to create a structured half hour of sensory communication between two people. Free access to Set 5:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TacpacLtd/post

Autism Bedfordshire - Free Sensory Play Kits:

Sensory Stories with Joe:

 The Tiger Who Came To Tea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwtY6N2vd8o

 The Three Little Pigs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDWqAHt3Luo

 The Gruffalo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_GBWjBkOpw

 Walking in the Jungle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX55Bra9L5I

 The Gingerbread Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOMbmCuBiUs

 We're Going on a Bear Hunt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK5xehEiTe0