Special educational needs teaching resources: Social skills

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, social skills, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Social Story-Dealing With Anger

Social Story-Dealing With Anger

This resource is a social story about how to deal with anger in a primary school context. Read the story to your whole class. Print out the story and put it in the classroom library. Send the story home to parents who can reiterate the message learnt at school.

By martinesmith81

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

A sheet crammed with tips for engaging students who struggle, either due to SpLD or purely find listening and following difficult. This can be used as a checklist for your teaching, regardless of the subject.

By Sazo123

ANALYZING & WRITING STORIES: BUNDLE

ANALYZING & WRITING STORIES: BUNDLE

This Story Bundle Includes:1. Photo Story2. Critical Appreciation of a Story3. Story Elements4. Story Analysis Guide5. Story Components6. Story Genres7. Story Guidelines8. Ghost Stories9. Comprehending Short Stories10. Literary Analysis of a Story11. Sharing Short Stories12. Crime Stories13. Humorous Stories14. Irony in a Story15. Story Telling16. Writing a Story

By john421969

SaleFriends and Friendship. PSHE and Citizenship

Friends and Friendship. PSHE and Citizenship

This resource encourages students to consider their relationship with their friends. Are they influenced by their friends? Do they have positive relationships? Can they improve their friendships?Included is a questionnaire which helps students analyse the type of friendships that they have. Also included are discussion starting points and prompts to encourage reflection. Suitable for PSHE lessons, form time .... or any time when you feel that students could benefit from considering their relationship with their peers.

By StartEducation

17 BRIGHT & COLOURFUL Daily Celebration & Milestone POSTCARDS for Foundation Stage

17 BRIGHT & COLOURFUL Daily Celebration & Milestone POSTCARDS for Foundation Stage

Celebrate and reward children with this attractive set of 16 bright and colourful Milestone / Praise Postcards!Children and parents love to receive these as a special reward!All the postcards are set as standard postcard sizes. Simply print off as either single-sided (and add your own message on the back) or they can be printed off double-sided.The 17 designs are:1. Welcome to the Nursery!2. Welcome to the Reception Class!3. You wrote your name today!4. You counted up to 10 today!5. You were a great friend today!6. You used kind words today!7. You shared nicely today!8. You were very brave today!9. You played nicely today! (Dinosaur design)10. You played nicely today!(Teddy Bear design)11. Polite Prince!12. Polite Princess!13. Wonderful writing!14. You've had a great day! (Teddy Bear and smiley face design)15. You've had a great day!(Owl and flowers design)16. You've had a great day!(Dinosaurs design)17. A note from your teacher.Great for motivating and helping children with personal development targets, and always appreciated by receiving parents.

By phillharvey

KS1 & KS2 PSHE 20 x Full Sessions [COMPLETE SET] - High Quality - Philosophy Boxes Method - P4C - SMSC: Body Changes, Growing Up, Puberty, Community, Citizenship, Conflict Mediation & Resolution, Differences & Similarities, E-Safety & Cyberbullying, emotional wellbeing and mental health, family, friends, financial awareness and managing money, jobs, cereers, healthy living, harmful substances, moral and spiritual development (SMSC) identity and awarenss [A P4C Debates & Discussion approach to KS1/KS2 PSHE]

KS1 & KS2 PSHE 20 x Full Sessions [COMPLETE SET] - High Quality - Philosophy Boxes Method - P4C - SMSC: Body Changes, Growing Up, Puberty, Community, Citizenship, Conflict Mediation & Resolution, Differences & Similarities, E-Safety & Cyberbullying, emotional wellbeing and mental health, family, friends, financial awareness and managing money, jobs, cereers, healthy living, harmful substances, moral and spiritual development (SMSC) identity and awarenss [A P4C Debates & Discussion approach to KS1/KS2 PSHE]

The download comprises 20 X PSHE lessons/sessions that can be used multiple times with the same group.The method uses a selection of debate and discussion activities to explore PSHE issues for KS1 and KS2 students.This download is designed to be a significant component of any primary school's PSHE provision. A demo of the method can be found here: https://goo.gl/DrcSqv [though the content is not relevant to PSHE, it shows how the approach works]The Philosophy Boxes Method is a new approach to P4C designed for students in KS1, 2 & 3: it is graphically stimulating, engaging, and fun. This download is also suitable for older students: but the format was designed with younger students in mind. In this context: 'Philosophy Boxes' represents a more student-centred 'debate & discussion' approach to PSHE issues.The aim of Philosophy Boxes is to bring philosophy and critical thinking into every subject at every level: we believe that any subject becomes philosophy when students are asked the right questions and when they think about a topic hard enough and on the deepest (most fundamental) level. The Philosophy Boxes Method presents students with a set of 'mystery boxes', when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities [that use 1 of 8 different formats].The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson. There are 10 different AfL slides to choose from. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes.The nature of the design is that it can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity.The download includes a PowerPoint Show; if you would like an editable PPT presentation so that you can make your own 'Philosophy Boxes' presentation you will need to download the template here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-the-philosophy-boxes-method-template-for-creating-your-own-philosophy-boxes-lessons-p4c-p4k-11463227A complete selection of Philosophy Boxes lessons can be found here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=philosophy+boxes+godwin86This PSHE course is based around the topics listed on the BBC Bitesize Resources for KS1 & KS2 PSHE (their content can be used alongside these resources to bolster your PSHE provision, though this download does not require additional preparation or resources) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqtnvcw]

By godwin86

Kindness Worksheets

Kindness Worksheets

Kindness Worksheets Celebrate Kindness Week!This download includes work sheets to help children with kindness and to express international kindness week. This download includes:- Kindness bingo - Tear off motivational quotes display - Kindness plan work sheet- Kindness award- Kindness notes - Kindness diary- Diary instructions Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By Charleei

KS1 & KS2 PSHE Master Pack [Make your own PHILOSOPHY BOXES sessions!]

KS1 & KS2 PSHE Master Pack [Make your own PHILOSOPHY BOXES sessions!]

The download comprises 19 X PSHE lessons/sessions that can be used multiple times with the same group. It also contains the editable template that allows you to make your own PHILOSOPHY BOXES sessions.The method uses a selection of debate and discussion activities to explore PSHE issues for KS1 and KS2 students.This download is designed to be a significant component of any primary school's PSHE provision. A demo of the method can be found here: https://goo.gl/DrcSqv [though the content is not relevant to PSHE, it shows how the approach works]The Philosophy Boxes Method is a new approach to P4C designed for students in KS1, 2 & 3: it is graphically stimulating, engaging, and fun. This download is also suitable for older students: but the format was designed with younger students in mind. In this context: 'Philosophy Boxes' represents a more student-centred 'debate & discussion' approach to PSHE issues.The aim of Philosophy Boxes is to bring philosophy and critical thinking into every subject at every level: we believe that any subject becomes philosophy when students are asked the right questions and when they think about a topic hard enough and on the deepest (most fundamental) level. The Philosophy Boxes Method presents students with a set of 'mystery boxes', when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities [that use 1 of 8 different formats].The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson. There are 10 different AfL slides to choose from. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes.The nature of the design is that it can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity.The download includes a PowerPoint Show; if you would like an editable PPT presentation so that you can make your own 'Philosophy Boxes' presentation you will need to download the template here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-the-philosophy-boxes-method-template-for-creating-your-own-philosophy-boxes-lessons-p4c-p4k-11463227A complete selection of Philosophy Boxes lessons can be found here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=philosophy+boxes+godwin86This PSHE course is based around the topics listed on the BBC Bitesize Resources for KS1 & KS2 PSHE (their content can be used alongside these resources to bolster your PSHE provision, though this download does not require additional preparation or resources) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqtnvcw]

By godwin86

Pets

Pets

A collection of pet themed resources.

By sarah277

How Do You Feel? A3 size wallchart.

How Do You Feel? A3 size wallchart.

Wall Chart for the 'How Do You Feel? - Picture Book' by the same author. The book and chart have been especially created for children on the Autistic Spectrum. They use a simple emoticon type character to present visual cues for reading emotions. Digital jigsaws on the same theme are also available.

By kellyocs

Social story friendship and listening bundle

Social story friendship and listening bundle

Resource includes two social stories with visual/picture prompts to promote good listening and good friendship skills.Social stories are fantastic for children who need extra visual support with social skills.

By zvlovegrove

ABC - Surviving Ofsted of an Extended SEN Provision

ABC - Surviving Ofsted of an Extended SEN Provision

If the whole idea of having your SEND provision inspected seems daunting, then this easy guide (presented as a power point to help with CPD) will be an invaluable help. It provides simple easy to follow points, requirements and checklist of evidence trail, so that everything is to hand when they arrive.

By teachmomo

Anxiety and Worries Group intervention

Anxiety and Worries Group intervention

The interventionWho is if for?This Anxiety and Worries Group intervention is for a group of up to six children and is led by a teaching assistant. The focus age range would be 7 to 11, although older pupils would probably benefit from this intervention. Children who worry a lot would be a good focus group for this intervention. It runs for approximately 40-60 minutes, weekly for six weeks.What does it cover?This Anxiety and Worries Group intervention covers emotions, relaxation, calming down techniques and learning objectives around anxiety and worries. Children will learn about emotions during each session and will also learn relaxation and calming techniques through the ‘relaxation time’. This knowledge and these skills will help them to become more emotionally literate. The warm-up games teach a variety of skills such as co-operation, team work, taking turns, communication skills, friendship, self-esteem and confidence. The coming together of a group fosters a sense of belonging and therefore raises self-esteem. Every opportunity should be taken to promote belonging and friendship. Relaxation exercises will help children to manage their anxiety and these are visited each session.Information on Anxieties and worriesIt is important to mention that anxiety is such a big problem and affects people in different ways and at different things. Sometimes there appears to be no reason for the anxiety. This intervention is about giving children the knowledge to help themselves and to gain a little understanding about what anxiety is. It is NOT about fixing children’s problems but about supporting them through their problems. Anxiety work needs to be done by professionals who have training in counselling or psychology. An ELSA or TA can offer knowledge and support and it is important that this line is not crossed and boundaries are clear. By giving children the self-awareness, knowledge and some relaxation skills you are empowering them to help themselves cope. If you are ever worried about a child then please do refer them on to professional services so they can get the help they need.What’s included in the pack?A planning booklet with 6 session plans.Circle time rulesWarm up games for circle-timeAssessmentsEmotion wheelsEmotion wordmatCertificatesFive Star Breathing posterNEEDS to know PosterEmotion cardsNEEDS to know cardsAnxiety physical symptoms cardsWhere in your body worksheetAnxiety cardsCoping strategies posterWorry treeThought bubbles (ants)Changing those thoughts worksheetZap anxiety posterMy Five a day planELSA/Teaching Assistant notes

By Elsasupport

Mindful Activity Cards for Developing Emotional Intelligence

Mindful Activity Cards for Developing Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Warren’s Mindfulness Activity Cards were created based on the current research on emotional intelligence and social emotional learning, and they can be used in classrooms or therapeutic sessions to help develop emotional intelligence, resilience, and community. In addition, they can be used to teach authentic dialogue and develop self esteem. They are ideal for individual sessions, round table discussions, and circle groups.Mindfulness-based approaches to learning are attracting more attention by teachers and administrators. These methods help students, as well as their teachers, learn how to manage and minimize stress, enhance memory and learning, improve classroom climates, focus attention, and even develop supportive communities. Mindfulness-based practices empower students to self-regulate, develop emotional intelligence, and gain a sense of control over both their minds and bodies.Students today are faced with innumerable distractions including electronic devices, competitive classroom environments, ever-increasing administrative expectations, and both real and virtual violence. Additionally, many youngsters interact with others through their electronic devices, and they are not learning to read important social cues. As a result, their emotional intelligence suffers. Neuroscience also supports a holistic approach to cognitive, social, and emotional development. Recent research shows that the prefrontal cortex, which manages higher-level cognition, also plays an important role in processing and regulating emotion. Thus, learning involves both a cognitive and affective framework. So what does mindfulness have to do with emotional intelligence?Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and those of other people. It involves the following three skills: emotional awareness, emotional application, and emotional management. Some believe that mindfulness is the foundation of emotional intelligence. By exercising our attention through mindfulness, we can actually teach the brain to become more emotionally astute. As an added benefit, people with high levels of emotional intelligence usually display high levels of resilience, experience more trusting relationships, and they are better able to manage their social interactions, attitude and temperament.

By ericawarren

Dog (2): Animals and Pets: Colouring Page

Dog (2): Animals and Pets: Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students learn about animals and pets. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Exciting Lesson and Quiz Pack 2, Horror and Quiz Pack

Exciting Lesson and Quiz Pack 2, Horror and Quiz Pack

Exciting Lesson and Quiz Pack 2, Horror and Quiz Pack• The Haunting Horror Story• Bakerfield Lodge, Horror lesson• The Big Fat Quiz of 2016Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish