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My Transition Book

My Transition Book

A social story with spaces to add your own photos. We make one for the class and also make individual ones for children with SEN or Social and Emotional needs who we feel will need more support with the transition to next year. Use to prepare children for their new teacher, new classroom etc.
dohertyon
Football World Cup 2018 - with Widgit Symbols

Football World Cup 2018 - with Widgit Symbols

Football World Cup Russia 2018 This free pack contains a World Cup Chart to record the progress of the competition, World Cup Flags Display Cards, World Cup Flashcards and World Cup Trading Cards. The World Cup Chart allows you to cut and stick the relevant country flags to record the progress of the competition from group stages to the final. The World Cup Flags Display Cards can be used to display all the flags of the countries competing in this years World Cup. The World Cup Trading Cards can be used to learn facts about the competing countries as well as play a variety of memory games (instruction included). The pack also includes a set of World Cup related flashcards to help promote discussion about the beautiful game. It can also be used to learn the different flags of the countries playing in the competition. This resource was created with InPrint 3 Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.
Widgit_Software
Template Bundle

Template Bundle

Back to School : TEMPLATE BUNDLE This Bundle includes: AFL Pie Chart: An AFL activity sheet using a numeracy activity for use in all subject areas. Customisable to any topic. Based on a hierarchy activity. There are three differentiated sheets Higher, Mid and Lower. Check out our ‘How to drawer Graphs’ PPT for the instruction sheet on how to create Pie Charts as an instruction tool for pupils to go with this activity. Fact File Template: A template for pupils to use based on an organisation they are studying. Marking Codes Doodles: Here are 15 marking codes that will prove invaluable for you when marking your pupils’ digital work. Included in this bundle are the red, green and off white/grey codes. Simply drag the doodle into the document you are marking, right click the item and select the wrap text option, ensure that it is placed ‘In front of text’. You will be able to place this anywhere in the document with ease! Included in this resource is a PowerPoint with the explanation of the marking codes. Gone are the days when you have to print out pupils work and make short comments by hand! Reward Bingo: This resource is meant to be printed out onto A3 paper and displays in the classroom. This can be used as a reward for excellent work. We usually allow pupils to choose their own number and write their name in the space provided. Once the two sheets are full numbers are chosen at random and rewards are issued to the lucky winners. Teacher Feedback Sheet: For use when marking books as a summative feedback for pupils and parents. Think, Pair, Share: Template for pupils to work as individuals, pairs and groups on a task of your choosing. Random Name Generator: This is a fun way to ensure pupil participation in lessons. The PowerPoint is completely editable. It has space to up to 35 pupil names. Pupils names can be added to each slide and once in presentation mode, click anywhere on slide two and a name will be generated. N.B. the same pupil can be selected more than once on this presentation. Please visit and like our page: TeachElite Visit our TeachElite shop!
TeachElite
Royal Wedding Decorations (SEN Maths: Measure)

Royal Wedding Decorations (SEN Maths: Measure)

Instructions for making Harry and Meghan Wedding Party Decorations. I used with 14-16 year old SEN EL1 and EL2 students so that they were able to generalise their measuring length skills. LA activity focuses on vocabulary to do with length, width and height (symbol supported). MA is the same with some measuring in metres and centimetres (symbol supported). HA has more of a focus on measuring and includes standard and non-standard units. You will need to make the different sized cirlcles (I used red, white and blue of course) and print off some pictures of Meghan and Harry.
jojoferguson0408
Basic shape, number, CVC words and letters and colour worksheets and activities

Basic shape, number, CVC words and letters and colour worksheets and activities

Symbols, pictures and words, differentiated to be used as worksheets or printed and laminated for use with whiteboard pens, letter and number blocks, magnetic letters/ numbers/ shapes, real objects etc. Practice recognition of basic colour, number and shape concepts. Practice writing numbers and words, writing names of colours and shapes and drawing shapes through copying, tracing and independent writing. Build sentences to say what you can see, using PECS style sentence structures.
kathryn372
Eurovision Final 2018 with Widgit Symbols

Eurovision Final 2018 with Widgit Symbols

Enjoy Eurovision with this symbol supported pack containing: Flashcards Key Words to support what you see during Eurovision. Bingo Listen out for the words on your card during each song. Get them all? Call BINGO! Match Countries Can you match the flags with the country shapes? Scorecard Score all the acts from the final - give points out of ten for each song and performance. Work out the total and give 12 points to your top scorer, then 10, then 8-1. How do your scores compare to the official ones? This resource was created in InPrint 3 Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.
Widgit_Software
Like or Dislike - Social and emotional resources

Like or Dislike - Social and emotional resources

This resource consists of: 104 cards 1 game board 5 worksheets Children will learn that it is ok to say what they like or what they dislike. They will also understand that everyone has different likes and dislikes. Teach diversity.
Elsasupport
Royal Wedding 2018 with Widgit Symbols

Royal Wedding 2018 with Widgit Symbols

Celebrate the 2018 Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle with this symbol supported story and activity pack. This free pack contains Royal Wedding themed activities as well as a symbol supported Royal Wedding information pages. Activities include: Timeline - A time line of the wedding day itself Royal Wedding Vocabulary - Print and use as a communication board or cut up to make flashcards Matching - Match the words to the pictures Hidden Words - Find the hidden words in the title Colouring - Colour in the wedding themed images This resource was created in InPrint 3 Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.
Widgit_Software
Vocabulary visual - what I know about words

Vocabulary visual - what I know about words

This is a useful self assessment tool - a visual resource for pupils to record what they know about topic words before and after a topic. They can list words from their topic in this document and then compare their knowledge after the topic to see how much they have learnt. Simple and effective and suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.
yad
New IEP template/Pupil Learning Passport

New IEP template/Pupil Learning Passport

The file included is an updated/new IEP template which is renamed ‘Pupil Learning Passport’. It is used successfully in conjunction with face-to-face parental meetings once per term. We allocated 20-25 minutes each for the Autumn term parental meetings and 10-15 minutes each for the Spring and Summer term meetings, although longer may be needed depending on the nature of the outcomes, progress made as well as the individual circumstances surrounding the pupil . Pupil Learning Passports (PLPs) can be used for SEND, LAC and disadvantaged pupils. What does it do? Outlines personal details and SEND category/categories Links to SEND ranges Outlines the pupil’s strengths, achievements and interests ( pupil discussions are held once a year prior to the first parental meeting). Outlines external agencies involved Outlines background information (status, medical and external agencies) Incorporates pupil voice - ‘barriers to learning’ and ‘I learn best when’ States outcomes and learning targets (Autumn, Spring and Summer) Outlines provision (intervention, resources, strategies and what I can do at home to help Tracks attainment and progress data Reviews outcomes Incorporates parent views Includes details of transition Why is it more effective? One document that is updated each term for one year and the follows the pupil into future year groups One document that tracks pupil progress for their whole school career from Reception to Y6, or whenever they join your school In-line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, incorporating parent and pupil voice and views Sections are written in conjunction with the pupil It combines IEPs and Pupil Passports removing the need for two separate documents Links directly to SEND Provision Map Saves teachers time having ‘tick box’ options in various sections All relevant information needed for referrals is in one place All relevant information in one place to ensure all staff involved with the child is aware of provision, needs, resources and strategies Acts as a transition document (class to class/teacher to teacher, across Key stages and to new schools) Overall, it replaces a lot of singular documents and creates one meaningful and multi-purpose document for SEND pupils.
littledude2011
Famous Autistics

Famous Autistics

This powerpoint presentation provides a list of famous people who are thought to be autistic. This has been used as printed cards for discussion when helping individuals to understand autism and feel more empowered regarding their diagnosis.
SpectrumSavvy
My Meeting is a visual pupil voice resource to increase participation and engagement in meetings

My Meeting is a visual pupil voice resource to increase participation and engagement in meetings

This 24-page booklet is intended to prepare children and young people for meetings that they are invited to attend. This could be a termly or annual review, looked after child review or any meeting where the pupil’s voice is really valued (as recommended in the SEN code of practice). It is intentionally simple to accommodate a range of needs and ages. By preparing pupils well beforehand, they will better understand the purpose of these meetings, be more fully engaged in them and have a lasting record of the decisions made there. It is also hoped that the owners of this book will be encouraged to personalise the booklet by adding their own photo next to the box on the front cover alongside a drawing that they have coloured in. Some images to colour in are included along with drawings of people (if a photo is not available). Additionally, there are some bubble letters to use should they want to put their initials on the front cover. If not, those pages do not need to be included in their booklet. It is intended that appropriate text and photos will be added to each page in whatever way is most meaningful to the young person. A visual timetable and a ground rules prompt is also included to laminate and display prominently at the start of and throughout the meeting. The typeface of the booklet has been deliberately sized and coloured to be accessible to those with visual impairments and difficulties processing text.
yad
SCERTS  - based IEP Examples

SCERTS - based IEP Examples

If you are in the process of implementing SCERTS model into your assessment and planning practice, you will find these documents useful. I merged my school’s IEP template with one of the SCERTS assessment forms and used these for two years in my classroom, with great success. The four editable documents contain some of the SCERTS goals and Transaction Support Strategies to help achieve them. The students used as examples were at the communication stages 1 and 2.
rumanowski
Choose your own adventure (SEN interactive book)

Choose your own adventure (SEN interactive book)

An exciting interactive story designed for the special needs classroom. Choose Your Own Adventure book encourages interaction and engagement in reading, by students making choices that influence their reading experience. Students choose their own superhero character that they take on the adventure through the story. 10 different stories in 1 book. PDF includes instructions on how to put the book together.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Zoo Animals Activities - Yes No Questions

Zoo Animals Activities - Yes No Questions

Yes No Questions Worksheets with real photos for Special Ed, Occupational Tharapy, Speech Therapy, ABA Therapy, TEACCH This is a great activity to target basic yes/no questions, good for students with autism and special needs. There are 14 pages to be printed on photo paper and laminated. Have the students answer the questions and circle the right answer. Use dry erase markers to write on the cards.
angiesiddd
Wordsearch x 8 of High frequency words for Grades / Years 5 and 6 - over 250 words

Wordsearch x 8 of High frequency words for Grades / Years 5 and 6 - over 250 words

These are a collection of wordsearches of high frequency words for grades / years 5 and 6. There are two for grade 5 and six for grade 6. The wordsearches contain an instruction for a challenge to complete sentences using the words from the wordsearch. These wordsearch activities reinforce spellings, help strengthen a child’s vocabulary, emphasise pattern recognition and are great for practicing drawing lines! The additional tasks allow the child to demonstrate their understanding of the words.
kidsprintouts
Wordsearch x 6 of High frequency words for Grades / Years 3 and 4  - over 150 words

Wordsearch x 6 of High frequency words for Grades / Years 3 and 4 - over 150 words

These are a collection of wordsearches of high frequency words for grades / years 3 and 4. There are four for grade 3 and two for grade 4. The grade 3 wordsearches contain a quick additional task of placing the contraction in the correct blank. The grade 4 wordsearches contain an instruction for a challenge to complete sentences using the words from the wordsearch. These wordsearch activities reinforce spellings, help strengthen a child’s vocabulary, emphasise pattern recognition and are great for practicing drawing lines! The additional tasks allow the child to demonstrate their understanding of the words.
kidsprintouts
Geography Deforestation, Rainforest and Weather Chart SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers

Geography Deforestation, Rainforest and Weather Chart SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers

Deforestation unit of work. No prep required. Worksheets: what is deforestation? (students match pictures to before, during and after). Why deforestation occurs (students cut and stick to show which are natural disasters and which are human causes of deforestation). Where is deforestation happening (map showing where forests were, and what is left- students label named areas). How it happens (students cut and stick to show areas of deforestation caused by slash and burn or clear cutting). Impact on different areas (students match terms and descriptions). Reducing deforestation (students select from a choice, and are encouraged to come up with their own examples). Revision/ Test- contains a question from each area to check understanding and to revise the topic. Choice of answers for some questions, while others need a bullet point or sentence to be written (lower abilities may need a scribe for this). Label the 4 different layers of the Rainforest. Match the description with the correct photo and label. Lower abilities- cut out labels and stick in correct places. Middle abilities- cut out photos and stick. Copy labels. Higher abilities- cut out photos and stick. Write own labels. Includes an extension worksheet for students to write their own descriptions of the 4 layers of the rainforest and a mapping exercise for students to find where rainforests are located around the world and colour in on the map (map be best if printed on A3). Weather Use the chart to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. For lower ability levels- includes pictures of sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, storm, fog, frost, rainbow, and wind to help with understanding. Allows them to observe the days weather and think about what the weather will be like next week. For higher ability levels- space to write the weather they can see and allows them to predict what they think the weather will be next week. Children could also take their own photos of the weather and stick them on the chart. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding.
smidgealot
Year 3 and 4 Homophones Bundle: PowerPoint Lesson, 28 Worksheets, Spelling Practice Booklet

Year 3 and 4 Homophones Bundle: PowerPoint Lesson, 28 Worksheets, Spelling Practice Booklet

This resource includes A highly visual and interactive 150-slide PowerPoint lesson on the National Curriculum Year 3 and 4 Homophone / Near Homophone and confusing words list. The PowerPoint explains the meanings of the homophones and provides examples and opportunities for pupils to decide which is the correct homophone. A set of 28 worksheets on the homophones. Pupils are required to choose the correct homophones, write sentences using the homophones and to correct incorrectly used homophones. A spelling practice booklet of the homophones. Ideal for homework purposes. The homophones include: accept, except, affect, effect, ball, bawl, berry, bury, fair, fare, grate, great, grown, groan, heel, heal, he’ll, knot, not, mail, male, main, mane, meat, meet, medal, meddle, missed, mist, peace, piece, plain, plane, rain, rein, reign, scene, seen, weather, whether, whose, who’s This resource is appropriate for year 3 and 4 pupils and older SEN students. Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide
Krazikas
St George's Day - with Widgit Symbols

St George's Day - with Widgit Symbols

Celebrate St George’s Day with this resource which has a brief guide to what St George’s Day is and also a set of relevant flashcards and colouring in pages all supported with Widgit Symbols. This resource was made in InPrint 3.
Widgit_Software
Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson booklet

Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson booklet

This is a booklet with a range of different activities based on the story Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson. Great for SEN and Early Years. It includes: copying and tracing words, describing main characters, matching sentences to character, speech bubbles, drawing and writing sentences about different scenarios. of the story
Mycar
Giving independence advice

Giving independence advice

This resource is designed to help learners explore barriers to becoming more independent. The resource consists of case studies and a page of visual prompts to be considered as possible ways to break down barriers to independence. E.g. role playing an activity before doing it for real or using google images to plan a route to an unfamiliar place. Both effective ways to reduce anxiety levels. Learners are required to consider up to four basic cases studies and offer advice from the options provided. Advice can be different forms depending on the level of the learner e.g. Learners can illustrate the advice, using sheet 2 as guidance, they can copy the label of the advice or they can form their own sentence(s) inspired by the options provided. The activity can be used with the key words for independence to embed literacy skills.
SpectrumSavvy
FREE What I did Over The Weekend

FREE What I did Over The Weekend

This is a great activity for those students who have limited language and echolalia, early age and children with autism. They kids are given the choices to answer the “what” question that will help to make a short conversation about their weekend. There are 6 pages to be printed on photo paper, laminated and cut out. You`ll get 2 sets of cards - one icluding picture names in border bottom and the second one including only the picture. Use velcro on the back side of each card.
angiesiddd
Match it! - emotional literacy, emotional intelligence, mental health, emotions

Match it! - emotional literacy, emotional intelligence, mental health, emotions

This is a matching game using emotions from different nationalities. Of course it has the underlying message that we all feel emotions no matter who you are, where you live or whatever your skin colour is. Included in the pack: A game board A feelings mat in colour and black and white worksheets covering all the emotions shown in boy version and girl version Each child throws a die and moves that number of places. If they land on a ‘child’ they must match that emotion to their mat. They can circle it on their mat with a dry wipe pen. Encourage them to name the emotion. This could be extended to ‘Tell me a time when you felt like that’. If they land on an instruction then they must move that number of places either forwards or backwards. The winner is the person who has circled the most emotions on their mat when everyone has reached the end of the game board. The feelings mat could also be used as an emotional register or a prompt for including emotions in their writing. There is a set of worksheets for each emotion (boy and girl version) to explore the child’s emotion in more detail. It is simply drawing a picture and writing a sentence or two.
Elsasupport
Emotions Intervention - Mental Health, emotional intelligence, emotional literacy

Emotions Intervention - Mental Health, emotional intelligence, emotional literacy

This intervention is written for a group of six children and is led by an ELSA or teaching assistant. It covers recognising, labelling and expressing the six basic emotions. It is written for children from 4-7 but could also be useful for children with autism or special needs. The sessions last for approximately 40 to 60 minutes. The intervention covers the six basic emotions of happy, sad, angry, scared, surprised and disgusted. A pre and post assessment is filled in by the class teacher at the beginning and end of the intervention. The assessments we use are enclosed with this pack. These assessments cover other areas of emotional literacy and social skills but are a good indicator of any other problems that the child may have. Please choose which ones you want to use. You may have other generic assessments that you use but it is important to try and track progress however you choose to do it. Often when a child takes part in this type of intervention other skills are developed too. For example social skills, sharing, co-operating, teamwork and self-esteem to name a few. It is a good idea to keep a book, like a learning journey to stick the children’s work in. This is a brilliant way of sharing with parents and teachers things that the children are doing with you. All the paper resources are included in this pack. You will need a large sheet of paper for week 6 and a cuddly teddy and hoops for week 2. Learning objectives are as follows: I can recognise and name the six basic emotions I can understand the reasons why I might feel different emotions I can give examples of when I felt happy and sad I can give examples of when I felt angry and scared I can give examples of when I felt surprised and disgusted I can tell you about some of the physical sensations I get when I feel an emotion
Elsasupport
Personalised Story pack 2 - Social skills

Personalised Story pack 2 - Social skills

The pack includes: 10 different stories – which can be personalised with a photo and a name. These are available in a girl version and boy version where needed. Prompt cards – these take the key points from the story which can be put on a keyring and used often to remind children of what they are trying to achieve Target sheet – Children colour a star and number each time they hit their target. Certificate – Children get to take a certificate home when they have filled in the 5 stars on the target sheet.
Elsasupport
Rhyme Pack - a set of 4 rhyming pictures (10 sets of 4)

Rhyme Pack - a set of 4 rhyming pictures (10 sets of 4)

This is one pack from the Rhyme Set, which is separately listed. It includes one pack of rhyming pictures, plus the teaching instructions and game ideas from the full Rhyme Set. Please note, the instructions and game ideas includes the additional resources which are included in the Rhyme Set, as well as this rhyme pack. I’ve included it because it gives a good idea of the additional options available if you have or create bingo boards and word cards.
RosLugg
interactive dictionary

interactive dictionary

A fully interactive power point dictionary. Enter words and descriptions on screen. Input can be saved for future reference. Can be used as a class tool, individual learner tool or printed. Particularly suitable for adult learners.
misssez
Same or Different? Animals

Same or Different? Animals

Simple to use spot the difference cards for younger and SEN students. Practice spotting the difference between different animals. Simply laminate, shuffle and cut out. Students are encouraged to spot the similarities and differences between sets of animals, including animal name, colour, where they live etc to formulate longer sentences and be aware of small changes and differences. Excellent as a starter, settling or focusing activity, or part of a full lesson.
harle
Speech and Language Initial Sounds Bundle

Speech and Language Initial Sounds Bundle

Here is a Bundle to help children master their “D,L,S and T” sounds There are a selection of cards to print and laminate for each sound with a game board to practice saying the words. I have popped a few basic record sheets in so that you can keep track of progress. Also a label page as I like to make them into little files and it helps to organise them into plastic folders with resealable bags. They are linked to my Colourful Semantic resources which I used to expand their learning. It takes a bit of time to make each pack up, but once they are done they last. Let me know if you would like any additions to these packs or any other packs and I will try and make them up.
Perfectlycreative
Speech and Language Initial 'D' resources linked to Colourful Semantics

Speech and Language Initial 'D' resources linked to Colourful Semantics

This is a little pack to concentrate on the sound 'D’ It can be used in one to one Speech and language sessions or as a classroom resource. I know that laminating and cutting out takes a long time but once done they will be a really useful. I like rounded corners as it makes the cards more tactile. I have a corner curved punch which makes this job really easy. I have also popped a few adjectives and verbs in to extend the activities.
Perfectlycreative
Phonics Comprehension Skills Book

Phonics Comprehension Skills Book

168 Page phonics reading and spelling workbook! See video preview. Based upon the teaching order in Jolly Phonics (but could be used alongside any phonics scheme) and using suggested words from the suggested word lists, - covering ALL 42 sounds in the English language. Beginning with group 1 sounds, and logically and sequentially building to cover all blends, diagraphs, and dipthongs in English. For each sound, blend, diagraph or dipthong there are 3 or 4 pages: Add the blend or diagraph to the word and connect to the matching picture Clear clip-art (black and white - perfect for colouring) labeling page using 9 carefully chosen example words/clip-art followed by a fun read and draw page then a cloze page of decoadable sentences which have been carefully sequenced to progressively incorporate words that are consistent with the letters and corresponding phonemes that have been taught to the new reader/speller in previous pages of the book (plus sight words) Could be made into a 168 page workbook, or of course individual pages can be printed off and photocopied. Perfect for beginner readers and spellers. Also great for EAL students to help build vocabulary alongside reading and spelling skills. (All clip-art are royalty-free, public domain images, largely from pixabay.com, openclipart.org, commons.wikimedia.org, etc.)
barang
Early Years Christmas Songs & Music

Early Years Christmas Songs & Music

A bundle of early years Christmas songs and festive music activities: Away In A Manger backing track & piano music Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer backing track & piano music Dance Of The Stars & Moon (perfect for a twinkly star or angel dance) What A Lovely Christmas Tree song Selection of musical games for Christmas
FCarpenter
ESL Building Sentences Bundle

ESL Building Sentences Bundle

ESL Building Sentences Bundle includes 5 sets: Building Sentences Set II Building Sentences Set III Building Sentences Set VII Building Sentences Set VIII Building Sentences Set XX
Miss_Jelena
Interactive book: Rooms in the house

Interactive book: Rooms in the house

Match, lift and reveal books develop book handling and reading skills. The interactive books actively engage students in the reading process by allowing them to match or choose pictures and then reveal sentences. CORE VOCAB: Learn the names for rooms in the house 2 LEVELS: Level 1: Decorated rooms: match picture to picture. Level 2: Empty rooms: add pictures to the empty books USE AS BOOKS OR TASK CARDS: Turn into an interactive books OR use as task cards where students are given options of different furniture and have to choose the correct furniture for each room.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Symbols for Lessons and School Activities for Timetables and Structure - SEN - ASD - Behaviour

Symbols for Lessons and School Activities for Timetables and Structure - SEN - ASD - Behaviour

Symbols for lessons to create specific timetables. Symbols can be cut up, laminated, velcroed etc. This ensures that pupils know what to expect during the day and this can particularly support pupils with SEN, behavioural difficulties or anxiety. Symbolised timetables can be tailoured for the individual pupil or can be displayed for the whole class to see. Simple attached to a strip of velcro.
AMPickin