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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
Feeling Charts

Feeling Charts

These feeling charts have been created to be an interactive, frequently-used, classroom resource. The more students utilize the charts, the more the classroom as a whole and the student as an individual, will benefit. Students better understand their own emotions when they learn to identify what they are feeling; and proceed to learn how to cope with those emotions. This, in return, allows for a positive classroom environment with less confusion and more understanding between students and teachers. -There are 24 feelings included: aggressive, angry, annoyed, bored, calm, cold, confident, confused, disappointed, embarrassed, excited, friendly, frustrated, funny, grumpy, happy, hot, hungry, hurt, lazy, motivated, nervous, overwhelmed, proud, quiet, sad, scared, shy, sick, silly, surprised, tired -One large feelings chart. Three miniature feelings charts. -All emoji faces are labeled with their emotion.
mk115116
Develop mastery in maths and build self-esteem | Discussing & Reasoning Resource

Develop mastery in maths and build self-esteem | Discussing & Reasoning Resource

10 PIECE DOWNLOAD ✔️ Improve mastery skills, develop self-esteem and encourage positive thinking. ✔️ Create engaging and thought-provoking discussions. ✔️ Provide opportunities for all learners to develop reasoning skills and build self-esteem. ✔️ Perfect for small group interventions and whole class lessons. Life By Shape resources can help improve mastery skills in two ways: showing how images can be used to represent problems or ideas giving an opportunity for children to discuss and reason Each Life By Shape resource included in this package shows words of inspiration and motivation represented by an image of shape. Using images to represent Each image has been designed to represent (or show) a motivational message. The key here is for children to try and imagine that each shape within an image represents an individual person. Once children understand this concept, the discussions really start flowing. Discussing & Reasoning Here are some possible questions that children could be asked to generate some discussions. How does the image relate to the words? Why do you think the bottom left square is different? And what could this represent? Why is the bottom left square a different colour to the rest? Why are all of the other shapes in a perfect pattern? If you were one of these squares, which one would you be? It’s important to remember that there does not have to be a right answer. The point of this is to give children an opportunity to express their thoughts through discussions and reasoning by ‘agreeing’ or ‘disagreeing’ with other children. How can Life By Shape resources help to build self-esteem and develop positive thinking? Each Life By Shape resource has a message of inspiration or motivation for children. Combined with discussions, all types of learners can access and understand important messages to build self-esteem and develop positive thinking.
lifebyshape
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 KS1 BUNDLE

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 KS1 BUNDLE

Raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues with this bundle of 30 emotion cards, 14 posters, and a 36 slide assembly. Develop your pupil’s emotional wellbeing, language for discussing their emotions and provide them with coping strategies. 3 children in an average classroom are facing mental health problems and 75% of mental health issues arise before the age of 18. So we need to do all that we can to provide children with the tools to cope with these challenges and an understanding to support those around them as they grow. A large bundle of resources for KS1. Purchase this resource, leave a review and choose a resource of mine for free! Just email your username and your chosen resource to teachallenjoy@gmail.com
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Understanding Autism, disability and difference

Understanding Autism, disability and difference

This powerpoint guides users through a lesson to help young children understand that people have different needs and how it is right and fair to accommodate them. Ideal for exploring diversity, disability, autism and the paralympics. One of the main characters features Stephen Wiltshire (the human camera) as child. It would be a valuable activity to watch videos of him on youtube . This would help explore that we all have different strengths and weaknesses. This resource was developed by Spectrum Savvy to help build peer relationships and tolerance where autistic learners were being misunderstood in mainstream. If you would like Nicola at Spectrum Savvy to deliver this session or similar to your setting, visit www.spectrumsavvy.co.uk,
SpectrumSavvy
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.
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The Power of Yet Growth Mindset A3 Poster

The Power of Yet Growth Mindset A3 Poster

This A3 Power of Yet Poster is set to empower your students with their positive thinking. It is bright and colorful. I have included the file as both a PDF and a PNG depending on your printing requirements. If you would like the poster in a different size then simply shrink it with you printer settings or adjust the PNG file. I have not included a black and white version as it looks best in color.
Kiwilander
The 3 Wise Monkeys

The 3 Wise Monkeys

This teaching toolkit technique called “the 3 wise monkeys” has been designed based on one of my favourite proverbs “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The idea is that students take on the role of the 3 monkeys: Mizaru, who sees nothing; Kikazaru, who hears nothing; and Iwazaru, who speaks nothing. It aims to promote challenge, listening skills, student interaction and peer teaching. Comes with student template to be adapted to any subject and any topic and teacher instruction sheet.
Dan6624
After Diagnosis

After Diagnosis

Information for parents and carers of children, young people or adults on the autism Spectrum
leegibbons
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
Good day/bad day - thinking tool

Good day/bad day - thinking tool

Good day/Bad day - great thinking tool to find out information from a child on what they consider is a good day and what they consider is a bad day. How can a bad day be turned into a good day?
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Carrot Dip: A visual one page recipe to make Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Dip.

Carrot Dip: A visual one page recipe to make Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Dip.

A visual one page recipe to make Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Dip. It has visual images to assist in easy reading of this recipe. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) but can be used as a valuable resource for early years literacy. This notebook is designed for the students to use it as a visual sequence when cooking. They have all the ingredients and utensils needed and then an easy to follow recipe. It has an inbuilt shopping activity so that the cooking can be integrated into a shopping program. Within the shopping part which encourages literacy skills, students can choose what they will buy and then make their own shopping list by either writing it or sticking the associated visual onto their shopping list. There are also some integrated literacy skills to match the ingredients as well as a writing sheet. At my school, my students run a in-school cafe for staff and visitors and dips are also a favourite for our customers.
pearp
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
Lemon Yoghurt Muffins: A visual one page recipe to make Lemon Yoghurt Muffins.

Lemon Yoghurt Muffins: A visual one page recipe to make Lemon Yoghurt Muffins.

A visual one page recipe to make Lemon Yoghurt Muffins. It has visual images to assist in easy reading of this recipe. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) but can be used as a valuable resource for early years literacy. This notebook is designed for the students to use it as a visual sequence when cooking. They have all the ingredients and utensils needed and then an easy to follow recipe. It has an inbuilt shopping activity so that the cooking can be integrated into a shopping program. Within the shopping part which encourages literacy skills, students can choose what they will buy and then make their own shopping list by either writing it or sticking the associated visual onto their shopping list. There are also some integrated literacy skills to match the ingredients as well as a writing sheet. There are two recipes one which using real lemons which need to be grated and squeezed and then an easy to make recipe where the cook uses bottled lemon juice.
pearp
Pupil Well being group full planning and resources

Pupil Well being group full planning and resources

This is a plan of 8 sessions for pupil well being. I have planned it for KS2 but could easily be adapted for KS1 or more vulnerable KS3 pupils. I have written them using some ideas from Thrive and Nurture group training and some other, wider reading (some of the happiness resources are from Relax Kids and can be downloaded for free. Everything else I have made myself). Sessions address: helpful and unhelpful thoughts, happiness, being in nature and how this helps us, having a healthy body (exercise), superheroes - celebrating being us, how our friends help us, healthy bodies (diet - cooking, including recipes) and developing imagination and increasing independence.
emilylouisamiller
How to Defeat a Toilet - Picture Book

How to Defeat a Toilet - Picture Book

This book was created to support children of primary school age in a special school to use the toilet at home. Its humorous approach encourages children to develop independence and use toilet roll, particularly when passing stool.
MrSavva
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
Feelings / emotions cards

Feelings / emotions cards

Four different card sets containing different emotions. The sets include: 18 cards showing different emotions with photographs of girls’ faces 18 cards showing different emotions with photographs of boys’ faces 12 cards with different emoticons 9 cards with girl clipart faces Plus 2 A4 sheets of black and white emoticons to use for activities with the children.
highwaystar
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
Printable Code-it Cody activity pack: Clever Tykes Enterprise Education Storybooks

Printable Code-it Cody activity pack: Clever Tykes Enterprise Education Storybooks

Print-at-home activity book containing six fun activities for a rainy day! Includes crosswords, word searches and puzzles, around the theme of Code-it Cody and the messages of coding and enterprise education in the Code-it Cody storybook. Suitable for KS2 Contents: Message from Cody and introduction Dot-to-dot Mr Chip’s computer chip challenge Word search Design Cody’s next game Binary codebreaker Super Crazy Galaxy Invaders Answers page
clevertykes
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK - SEN - Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhyme

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK - SEN - Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhyme

Using Roald Dahl’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk this lesson was prepared for KS4 SEN students who attend an SEN school. Their levels were the equivalent of Reception / Year 1. LO: To understand and order the events in a story. Success criteria: Order the events of the story using picture cards Discuss how characters feel and why Complete sentences to show understanding of events Discuss predictions for what could happen next Includes differentiated storyboards.
moso42gum
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 Emotion Cards

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 Emotion Cards

Mental Health Awareness Week 14th-20th May 2018 Celebrate this week in your school and heighten your classes awareness of mental health. Use these high quality emotion cards for a discussion, display, assembly, circle time or English writing lesson and for many more opportunities. Enhance your pupil’s understanding of their emotions and how to deal with them. Engage your pupil’s in this important and relevant dialogue. Enable your students to have a positive mental health. Each card contains an emotion with a bank of synonyms to help the students understand this emotion deeply and how other emotions link to it. They also contain a real photo of a child showing this emotion, to further explain each one. Purchase this resource, leave a review and choose a resource of mine for free! Just email your username and your chosen resource to teachallenjoy@gmail.com Why not check out my circle time activities for years 3 and 4? Or download a complete lesson on Dreams and Aspirations here. You can find more high quality KS2 resources at my shop.
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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.
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How do I like to learn? Emotional literacy

How do I like to learn? Emotional literacy

Find out how your children like to learn. If they like drawing: They can draw characters with different facial expressions. They can draw their happy memories or sad memories. They can draw their family members or their friends. They can draw their calm place or happy place. They can draw something that scares them or something that makes them anxious. They can draw their angry feelings, triggers for anger or their style of anger. They can create cartoon stories. If they like playdough: They can make emotion faces on Face mats They can talk about the texture or smell of the playdough and how it calms them down. They can get rid of their angry feelings by squishing, and squashing that playdough. They can use their imagination to create anything at all. They can gain a sense of self-esteem by creating something. It can encourage talking and language skills. It can encourage turn taking and sharing.
Elsasupport
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
Strengths - Self-esteem and Friendship

Strengths - Self-esteem and Friendship

There is a poster coloured in and one for the children to do. One is for the child strengths and the other is for a friend’s strengths. Great opportunity to discuss strengths and talents and also look at friendship qualities.
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