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I teach young people with social communication difficulties, including autism.
New class, back to school

New class, back to school

Bundle of resources worth £16 if bought individually. Save 50% through buying as a bundle. Presenting your Learning and Classroom Weather Chart suitable for classroom routines and expectations. Various 'About Me' activities including a game, booklet and craft activity. 'My Summer Holiday' structured worksheet to support recall of holiday activities. Activities designed for learners with SEN, including autism but also suitable for mainstream class.
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My Summer Holiday - worksheet

My Summer Holiday - worksheet

A4 worksheet to prompt pupils to recollect what they have done over the summer holiday. Designed for pupils with autism but also suitable for mainstream pupils.
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Theseus and the Minotaur storyboard

Theseus and the Minotaur storyboard

Storyboard - designed for children with autism to reinforce their understanding of the story. Children sorted the order of the text as a group before drawing their own accompanying pictures. With my group of children (mixed aged KS1/KS2) I kept the text on the worksheet but I have included a publisher version so this activity could be adapted to a cut and stick activity, or children could write their own sentences.
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Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, seaside topic, KS1, SEN, ASD

Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, seaside topic, KS1, SEN, ASD

This is a pack of Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch resources I have used during a seaside topic with a mixed aged (KS1 / KS2) group of learners with autism. It includes a planning sheet to think about the lighthouse keeper's cottage, differentiated TEACCH style structured sheets to support writing about the Grinling's cottage, and images of the cottage for pupils to stick in their books before writing about the cottage. There is also a word mat to support spellings and jog memories. There is a mindmap type sheet to encourage pupils to reflect upon what the Grinlings thought about the naughty seagulls. There is a symbol supported powerpoint about lighthouses and a lighthouse fact sheet for children to complete. There are also differentiated grammar sheets for learners to decide whether to use 'and' or 'but' in a sentence.
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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.
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Victorian Schools - PowerPoint presentation and TEACCH style questions (ASD)

Victorian Schools - PowerPoint presentation and TEACCH style questions (ASD)

This PowerPoint was designed to use with a Year 7 class of students, all with autism. A question sheet is included - this is set out in a 'TEACCH' style. This is an ASD specific strategy ensuring students are aware of what they have to do, how much they have to do and how to tell when they are finished. Students need to cross off each question as completed. The questions and PowerPoint are also suitable for mainstream pupils.
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Continent sorting activity

Continent sorting activity

Activity created for primary SEN group. Children cut and pasted a map of the continent and a picture of that continents animals into the appropriate box. Some animal pictures are on a map of the continent to give children a visual clue - because of this I gave them the strip of maps and the strip of animal pictures separately to avoid confusion. I let the children cut out their pictures themselves to promote fine motor skills.
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Simple Visual Fractions

Simple Visual Fractions

Cut and paste activity to visually reinforce simple fractions - halves, quarters and eighths. Created for KS3 students with autism.
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'Feelings' PowerPoint. Autism, SEN, Social Communication

'Feelings' PowerPoint. Autism, SEN, Social Communication

This is a very basic PowerPoint about 'happy' and 'sad'. Created for Y7 pupils with significant autism. After explaining the 'clues', pupils hold up either a 'happy' or 'sad' card before the answer is displayed. They responded well to this activity.
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Y3 length, designed to coordinate with White Rose

Y3 length, designed to coordinate with White Rose

8 A4 pages with differentiation. Meters and centimeters - converting each way, comparing. Centimeters and millimeters - converting between, comparing, ordering Table: measure classroom items and record results in millimeters and centimeters / millimeters. Subtract length from meters Subtract length from meters (bar models)
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My Summer Holiday - worksheet

My Summer Holiday - worksheet

A4 worksheet to prompt pupils to recollect what they have done over the summer holiday. Designed for pupils with autism but also suitable for mainstream pupils.
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Seaside topic, rainbow fish, KS1, SEN, ASD, autism

Seaside topic, rainbow fish, KS1, SEN, ASD, autism

Resources used with a mixed age group of children with autism when reading the Rainbow Fish during our seaside topic. Sheet to generate describing words before writing about the Rainbow Fish, a wordsearch, 'feelings' activity for children who struggle to imagine how a character may feel, grammar activity (identify if a sentence needs a question mark or full stop). As there is a starfish in the book, we also learnt about starfish, using a symbol supported fact sheet to answer reading comprehension questions (differentiated).
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Feelings / emotions activity for social skills

Feelings / emotions activity for social skills

A resource I made for a mixed group of ks1 / ks2 children with autism / social communication needs. Aim is to develop greater understanding of feelings and to begin to develop awareness of other's feelings, also turn taking and attention and listening. Resource includes a feelings poster and 18 cards describing situations that have happened to an imaginary child - e.g. 'She has a wobbly tooth'. We discuss the various feelings an how children are feeling today. Cards are placed face down and children take turns to turn cards over. They consider how the person may be feeling. More able groups could be prompted / questioned to consider would everyone feel that way in that situation (some people can't stand having wobbly teeth, others get excited...) further developing theory of mind and understanding that people can feel differently about situations.
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Victorians - presentations, SEN, autism

Victorians - presentations, SEN, autism

This is a bundle of resources based on a Victorian topic I delivered to a group of young people who all had autism and were in Y7 . Most presentations are structured and some include TEACCH style structured questions. Areas covered: Victorians and Christmas, Children and toys, Schools, Queen Victoria. By buying all resources as a bundle, buyers save 49%.
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People Who Help Us, visual memory, attention and listening game,

People Who Help Us, visual memory, attention and listening game,

2 x 15 symbol cards of people who help us. These can be used as a paired memory game, or as a small group attention and listening activity (show learners a number of cards, remove 1 card without learners being aware which card - can they remember which card has been removed). Coloured orange to fit with colourful semantics, 'who' words. Made for Community topic for children with autism, learning difficulty but also suitable for mainstream KS1.
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Victorians - End of Topic

Victorians - End of Topic

Presentation and mind-map template - to assess student's learning at the end of a topic. Could also be used s a formative assessment tool at the beginning of the topic, with students adding their new learning to the mind map at the end.
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My Family is Fond of Gadgets Poem and sorting task

My Family is Fond of Gadgets Poem and sorting task

Poem with images as prompt. For 'My Family' topic SEN Y8 - students who struggle to find information in text. Cut and stick activity - identify which gadgets different family members like. Very simple to encourage independent thinking. Cutting and sticking for motor skills.
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