I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather we are having! We are so excited in my house today, as I spotted a little Jenny Wren who kept disappearing into our bird box! Upon closer inspection the most intricate nest is appearing in the hole - fingers crossed she stays and lays her eggs there...
Anyway, some of you may have seen this 'book' about the Corona Virus, but if any of you have not yet seen it, it explains things really well for children - perhaps more for Key Stage 2 children, although with parents and carers on hand to explain, it would be fine to read together at any age.
Take care everyone.
Hope you are keeping safe and well. It's cold out there today (Wednesday 1st April), but even us April Fools need to get some fresh air!
The new Speech Link company that Bucks SALT are now affiliated with, have launched a Parent Portal - a bit ahead of schedule. For anyone who's child has additional help in this area, and for those who just like exploring Speech and Language activities, there's plenty to try.
Here is the link:
Have fun chatting!
In addition there are some Apps which Speech Link are recommending for use at home with children, please see photo below for more detail.
Our Emotional and Well Being is always important, but with the situation we are facing, it is probably even more important we maintain a positive balance. I have come across this pack of activities to encourage talking about the difficult circumstances we are all facing. It is probably more directed at children within Key Stage 2, but some of the discussion points and activities can be simplified for younger children and /or talked about as a family.
I hope you find it useful.
Here are some links to extra resources you may wish to access whilst school remains closed:
Welcome to our information on the support we provide for children with SEND.
Please find attached our school policy, which is reviewed annually.
You may also wish to refer to our handy leaflet for parents, all about the provision for children with SENd, within our school.
Further information on the services for providing support for children with SEND can be found on the following Local Offer website: https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/localoffer.page
Bucks have now also added information on their Graduated Approach to the delivery of SEND; please follow the link for additional information:
In addition, the services provided by Speech, Language and Communication team, SALT, can be viewed at the following website:
This website provides a wealth of information, resources and activities.
Here is a link to the Occupational Heath team's website, which also provides a wealth of information for parents and professionals: http://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/childrenandyoungpeoplesOT
We have very strong links and regular communication with both of these external agencies in particular, so please do take the time to view their resources.