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).
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:
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:
Advice on hardware and software which may be useful when learners are at home. Includes information on free trials for paper based symbol programmes:
Information pack to support parent carers of children with an ASD or LD during this time:
Emma Chaps – Sensory Circuit Videos. Easy sensory circuit activities to try at home:
AAC Calendar - Daily activities for home:
Flo Longhorn - Special Apps for Very Special Learners. Links to simple apps suitable for the iPad or android device:
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:
Autism Bedfordshire - Free Sensory Play Kits:
Sensory Stories with Joe:
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Three Little Pigs
Walking in the Jungle
The Gingerbread Man
We're Going on a Bear Hunt