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Science- float or sink, magnetic and not magnetic for SEN, Early Years and Primary

Science- float or sink, magnetic and not magnetic for SEN, Early Years and Primary

3 worksheets for Sink or Float. Also includes an extension worksheet for higher abilities to find and use own items. Allows children to predict if they think an item will sink or float. When given the items and a clear bowl filled with water they can place the item in and observe if the item sinks or floats, enabling them to discover if they were right or wrong in their predictions. A great activity for all abilities with 3 worksheets to demonstrate the children’s understanding and learning. Includes pictures of items to experiment with, and pictures for float or sink. 3 worksheets to discover magnetic and not magnetic items, plus 2 extension worksheets. Great to reinforce learning, use prediction and observation to record children’s understanding and learning. Includes a fourth worksheet for higher ability level students to record findings by answering some simple questions, recapping their observations, and a blank worksheet for students to select their own items to predict and check. Uses photographic items and clear pictures for items that are magnetic or not magnetic to enable easy recording. Get students to cut out and stick items, then record if they think it will be magnetic or not magnetic. Give them the items and a magnet and allow them to explore if their predictions were correct. For higher level students- encourage them to identify more obscure items, then predict if it will be magnetic or not magnetic, then allow them to discover if they were correct.
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Maths for SEN, Early Years, Primary

Maths for SEN, Early Years, Primary

Differentiated worksheets for: big and small, counting, time (days and months) forming numbers 0-5, 0-10 and 0-20. Money, Non standard measure, numbers big and small, ordering numbers, Patterns, Time (written 24 hour problems) Weighing standard and non standard
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Comprehension, plurals, syllables and descriptive writing for SEN, Early Years and Primary

Comprehension, plurals, syllables and descriptive writing for SEN, Early Years and Primary

Ideal for teacher training or NQT a literacy bundle that has a range of worksheets for SEN, Early Years, Reception, Primary and Preschoolers. Includes differentiated worksheets for students who are at the pre-writing stage, up to writing independently. This bundle has worksheets for comprehension of photos, nursery rhymes, identifying singular photos and plurals, and descriptive writing from writing about events/ things shown in a range of photos. Includes differentiated comprehension from 16 photos, and 12 nursery rhymes. No preparation needed apart from cutting out and laminating of plural pictures so that they can be reused if needed.
smidgealot
Koala Visual Timetable

Koala Visual Timetable

Hand designed and drawn Koala themed visual timetable. Most suited to a KS1 class to stick in the classroom and show what is happening in the day. Includes; phonics, English, maths, science, circle time, geography, history, story time, golden time, assembly, music. recorders, handwriting, reading, D.T. art, P.E, register, lunch and break. Hope you like them! They took a very long time!
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School Subject Stickers + Blanks to customise - The Curly Hair Project Resources

School Subject Stickers + Blanks to customise - The Curly Hair Project Resources

Beautiful stickers to print off to use as subject labels plus some blanks to customise for yourself. The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project. www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
thegirlwiththecurlyhair
Mountains - Geographical Land forms: Blue Mountains, Sydney

Mountains - Geographical Land forms: Blue Mountains, Sydney

Mountains - Geographical Landforms: Blue Mountains - This resource has a notebook and a worksheet. This notebook looks at mountains and their features. It focuses on Blue Mountains in Sydney, but you can easily change that feature to your local mountains. It assists students in using maps. It has a fun activity of dressing Ed Sheeran for walking in the mountains. I also used that page and placed my students’ heads on the body, so that it was personalised so they could be dressed on the interactive whiteboard and on paper to walk in the mountains. There are also some integrated literacy skills to match aspects of the mountain as well as a writing sheet. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) for teaching life skills but can be used as a valuable resource for early years literacy. There is an accompanying visual symbol board to print.
pearp
Descriptive Writing for SEN, Early Years, Primary and ESOL

Descriptive Writing for SEN, Early Years, Primary and ESOL

27 Differentiated worksheets (9 different photos, for either lower, middle or higher abilities) for students to either cut out and stick words to make descriptive sentences after looking at the photo, write a sentence or two using the words provided as a prompt or spelling aid, or to use a dictionary/ thesaurus to independently write their own descriptive sentences. Extension- encourage students to find their own pictures and describe them in as many sentences as they can.
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TGWTCH Describes Aspergers Syndrome & Autism A1 Poster - Curly Hair Project Autism Resources

TGWTCH Describes Aspergers Syndrome & Autism A1 Poster - Curly Hair Project Autism Resources

Fantastic comic strip showing a conversation describing both Aspergers Syndrome and Autism. The girl with the curly hair character is talking to a neurotypical person explaining what it is like on a day to day basis. Great explanation by an autistic adult which will help others understand the daily challenges. The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project. www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
thegirlwiththecurlyhair
Autism Action Calendar - The Curly Hair Project Autism Resources

Autism Action Calendar - The Curly Hair Project Autism Resources

This is a great calendar which can be used on any month with daily suggestions of tasks that can be done to make life more inclusive for someone with autism. The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project. www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
thegirlwiththecurlyhair
10 things to know about girls with autism Poster - The Curly Hair Project Autism resources

10 things to know about girls with autism Poster - The Curly Hair Project Autism resources

Great poster outlining the key features of females and autism. Due to the nature of how the female presents, it is often wuite difficult for females to be diagnosed or recognised as autistic. This poster will help identify some of the features which should be noted. The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project. www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
thegirlwiththecurlyhair
10 Positive things about Autism Poster  - The Curly Hair Project Autism resources

10 Positive things about Autism Poster - The Curly Hair Project Autism resources

Great poster which shows 10 positive things about autism. Self esteem and low mood are often features of a person on the autism spectrum so encouraging others to see the positive aspects of their personality is really important. The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project. www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
thegirlwiththecurlyhair
School Poster Pack - The Curly Hair Project Autism Resources

School Poster Pack - The Curly Hair Project Autism Resources

Fantastic poster pack which includes: What does the girl with the curly hair want schools to know about Aspergers and ASD? What the girlw with the curly hair wished all school teachers knew about ASD… Why might the girl with the curly hair appear aloof? What are some of the reasons why the girl with the curly hair might find socialising difficult? The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project. www​.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
thegirlwiththecurlyhair
Cyber Safety: Watching YouTube safely

Cyber Safety: Watching YouTube safely

Watching YouTube safely - an introduction to Cyber Safety and how to watch YouTube clips safely on computers, mobile phones and tablets. What is safe and what is not safe. There is a simple guide of what to do if you do not like what you watch on YouTube. It helps you decide what are good or not good YouTube clips There are comprehension questions to establish an understanding of what YouTube clips is safe or not safe. There are also some integrated literacy skills to match the concepts as well as a writing sheet. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) but can be used as a valuable resource for early years.
pearp
Proofreading Checklist Adhesive Labels Printable Self Assessment Sticky Label J8163

Proofreading Checklist Adhesive Labels Printable Self Assessment Sticky Label J8163

Useful label printable for students to check their work independently. 14 labels per page, designed to fit on the Avery J8163 adhesive labels or similar. Download comes with or without gridlines. The gridlines version is useful if you want to print onto paper, cut and stick onto student work, whereas the no gridlines version is great for if you want to print directly onto adhesive labels. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students as it helps focus their work, and they begin to learn to self check before submitting for marking.
EMcLearning
Short Film Comprehension Tasks Bundle Quick Activities or Starters Highly Engaging SEMH

Short Film Comprehension Tasks Bundle Quick Activities or Starters Highly Engaging SEMH

A pack of highly engaging quick activities or starters based on short animated films. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters.
EMcLearning
Short Film Comprehension Task The Present Quick Activity or Starter

Short Film Comprehension Task The Present Quick Activity or Starter

A highly engaging quick activity or starter. A thought provoking short looking at the themes of disability, differences and acceptance. A young boy is given a surprising gift by his mum. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
EMcLearning
Short Film Comprehension Task Taking the Plunge Quick Activity or Starter

Short Film Comprehension Task Taking the Plunge Quick Activity or Starter

When a young man’s ideal marriage proposal is put in jeopardy he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans. A highly engaging quick activity or starter. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
EMcLearning
Short Film Comprehension Task Sweet Cocoon Quick Activity or Starter

Short Film Comprehension Task Sweet Cocoon Quick Activity or Starter

A highly engaging quick activity or starter. An engaging and entertaining short which my students thoroughly enjoyed. They particularly liked the “twist” ending. The 3D animated short called “Sweet Cocoon” is about two insects that decide to help a struggling caterpillar in her metamorphosis. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
EMcLearning
Short Film Comprehension Task Soar Quick Activity or Starter with Extension for Full Lesson Cover

Short Film Comprehension Task Soar Quick Activity or Starter with Extension for Full Lesson Cover

A highly engaging quick activity or starter. A young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it’s too late I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. This item comes with an extension task to make it into a full lesson. Ideal for a cover lesson. I have used it successfully as a cover lesson on several occasions. I have included some storyboard templates to use with it also. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
EMcLearning
Short Film Comprehension Task Cupidon Quick Activity or Starter

Short Film Comprehension Task Cupidon Quick Activity or Starter

A highly engaging quick activity or starter. Cupid is having a bad day and needs to find a way to fix his mistakes. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
EMcLearning
Phonics clothes peg cards, KS1 / Autism / ADHD / SEN

Phonics clothes peg cards, KS1 / Autism / ADHD / SEN

Children read the word and attach clothes peg onto the appropriate picture. To reduce the possibility of guess work, many of the pictures are of items which are similar to the word if read incorrectly, for example ‘scare’ shows pictures for ‘scar’, ‘scare’ and ‘share’. Three sets of cards are in pack, 15 cards in each set, so 45 cards in total. Cards need trimmed and ideally laminated. I designed these for my learners with autism / ADHD as a more interactive way to practice reading, but they are also suitable for KS1 / SEN.
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Phonics, clothes peg cards to support reading of phase 2 phonics

Phonics, clothes peg cards to support reading of phase 2 phonics

Children read the word and attach clothes peg onto the appropriate picture. To reduce the possibility of guess work, many of the pictures are of items which are similar to the word if read incorrectly, for example ‘feel’ shows pictures for ‘fall’, ‘feel’ and ‘feet’. Three sets of cards are in pack, 15 cards in each set. Cards need trimmed and ideally laminated. I designed these for my learners with autism / ADHD as a more interactive way to practice reading, but they are also suitable for KS1 / SEN.
jlp76
Visual discrimination, categories.  Autism / Social Communication / S&L TEACCH

Visual discrimination, categories. Autism / Social Communication / S&L TEACCH

4 basic visual discrimination / category activities, used as workstation tasks / morning jobs for learners with autism. Activity to encourage generalisation and begin to develop flexible thinking / categories. Best laminated with velcro strips on base boards, corresponding velcro on picture cards. However could also be printed and used as a worksheet.
jlp76
Feeling peg cards - emotional literacy.  Autism / SEMH /SEN

Feeling peg cards - emotional literacy. Autism / SEMH /SEN

Cards giving a selection of situations, child uses a clothes peg to select the answer. Best laminated so resource is more durable. I use these with children who have autism but also suitable for KS1 or children with other SEN / SEMH needs. Can be used 1:1 or in a small group. Some of the answers I’ve had have surprised me, even when I know a child well - I’ve found this quite an interesting resource to get to know my pupils in most depth.
jlp76
ASD  / Autism / SEN - Associations, workstation task

ASD / Autism / SEN - Associations, workstation task

4 baseboards and 16 cards (best laminated to make the resource last longer). Baseboards each showing 4 items. Pupils use the accompanying cards to identify which items go together (e.g. head goes with cap). Boards and cards are colour coded to ensure that the sets don’t get mixed up. I used these as workstation tasks / morning jobs but they could also be printed and used as worksheets. Designed for children with autism / social communication difficulties to develop reasoning / logical thinking and for the child to begin to make connections. Can be extended by asking the child / young person to explain their reasoning.
jlp76
Match cards to price (up to 20p) KS1/ASD/SEN

Match cards to price (up to 20p) KS1/ASD/SEN

Base cards showing a food item and a price up to 20p. Learners need to find the matching card (showing British coins) to attach to the base card. Best laminated and with velcro attached. 14 cards to match (photo only shows 6 of them)
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Can I afford it? Up to £1. Basic money sense / life skills peg cards. ASD/SEN

Can I afford it? Up to £1. Basic money sense / life skills peg cards. ASD/SEN

Cards show British coins up to £1 in value, stating “I have…” Underneath is a statement saying how much an item costs. Learners need to count the coins and decide whether they can afford the item. Many learners with ASD / SEN struggle with money sense and the idea of whether an item is affordable or not. This activity could be extended to ask how much change the student would receive if the item is affordable, or alternatively, how much more money they would need. Designed as an independent workstation task for learners with autism but could also be used in a small group. Learners use clothes pegs to answer the question yes / no to make the task more interactive and to focus those who find sitting and writing to be difficult.
jlp76
Problem Scale (Emotional Resilience) - social communication / autism / ASD / SEN

Problem Scale (Emotional Resilience) - social communication / autism / ASD / SEN

Problem Scale activity. Designed for children who struggle with resilience or to differentiate a big problem from a tiny problem. Accompanying cards give problem suggestions for discussion of where each problem would fit on the problem scale - is the problem a huge one or a tiny one. This activity is suitable for 1 to 1 or small group work. It could be extended by use of the feelings poster to encourage learners to think about how each problem would make them feel. Theory of Mind skills can also be promoted through discussion if a problem is viewed differently by learners.
jlp76
Dates Days Months Display for Whiteboard with Sound Buttons

Dates Days Months Display for Whiteboard with Sound Buttons

Dates, Days of the Week, Months and Years with Sound Buttons or spelling techniques. Cut up and laminate. I blu tac these to a wall or a door and stick onto the whiteboard each day. Useful to help my students write the date in their books. Where sound buttons are not useful I have included an alternative spelling technique.
EMcLearning
Ideas for Sensory Room Equipment

Ideas for Sensory Room Equipment

Pupils using sensory rooms. Practical ideas for a mirror ball. The mirror ball jut needs a light source. I use pin spots but you can use a torch.
WSS73
Bubble Tube Ideas.

Bubble Tube Ideas.

Aimed at sensory beings who receive information about their environment from the sensory clues around them. In a sensory room put just the bubble tube on and listen, look and feel. Consider temperature/condensation/vibration. This is a list of ideas made by people who have been on my Sensory Ideas course.
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List of Ideas for Effect Wheels (Sensory Room)

List of Ideas for Effect Wheels (Sensory Room)

At Westhill College we had a talk by the librarian; he did 101 ways to use a book and I liked this idea. So, when I run a sensory course people brainstorm ideas and I add them to the list. This is aimed at anyone who uses a sensory room, specifically a projector that shows effect wheels.
WSS73
What to do with a tactile ball?

What to do with a tactile ball?

Aimed at anyone needing a sensory curriculum/ pupils in special education. Learning objectives eg respond to sensory stimulation, consistent responses to express preferences, to touch a textured ball, to be massaged with a tactile ball (proprioceptive feedback). This is a list of practical ideas relating to tactile balls!
WSS73
Affirmation Cards Bundle - PSHE, Social and emotional learning

Affirmation Cards Bundle - PSHE, Social and emotional learning

The word affirm means to ‘state something that is true’. Affirmation cards have simple but positive messages that help to develop a child’s sense of self. When used regularly it is hoped that the children will absorb the positive message and become more positive in their outlook in life. They will really begin to believe the statement that they are working on. The message needs to be realistic and very simple. Having unrealistic affirmations may make a child feel worse about themselves and your aim with these is to increase their self-esteem. All these cards begin with the words ‘I am’ and are very simple but achievable statements for all children. This bundle contains all 4 different Affirmation cards which have been created by ELSA Support
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