Cards to cut and laminate. These are designed to be used with clothes pegs - the child attaches the clothes peg to the correct answer.
Identifying written numbers (1 - 10)
Identifying the number 1 before or one after (1-20)
Identifying initial letter
Identifying last letter
Suitable for KS1, SEN, Autism tasks.
Basic literacy and maths reinforcement activity.
Resources made to support SEN group with autism. We read 'Little Polar Bear' by Hans de Beer.
Colour cards are orange 'who' words to support Narrative Intervention.
Structured visual (TEACCH) included to support students to write about Lars and Henry's journey. This is coloured red as this covers 'where' words.
Will work equally well for children who are not using narrative intervention - in which case the word colours could just be random. Could also benefit children without ASD who struggle with working memory, attention or writing activities.
Saved as PDF.
Resource created to support learners with ASD in understanding personality and appearance - this can be a real area of difficulty for learners with ASD.
Children should write outside of the first image, describing 'outside', they write inside the second image to help them understand that personality is on the 'inside'.
Resources made for Science Week with a focus on ‘Staying Alive’. We learnt about the difference between living and non living things, that animals including humans grow from babies into adults, that some animals grow inside their mother while others hatch from an egg, children kept a food journal for later learning about a balanced diet. Before learning about basic needs, children attempted to complete a mind map, adding to this later.
Living / Not Living / Never Lived sorting activity / workstation task
What do you call a baby… table to complete
5 day food journal - table for students to complete (Monday to Friday)
Egg or Mum? Sorting activity / workstation task - did this animal grow inside its mother or hatch from an egg?
Human basic needs - male and female mind map activity, pupils to add what is essential for human life.
Designed for KS1 / KS2 children with autism but also suitable for mainstream learners or older learners with SEN.
Sorting task designed for students with autism / SEN
This is designed to be used in different ways depending on ability level:
* cut and laminate cards, students sort into 'autumn' and 'winter' baskets.
* students write 'autumn' and 'winter' in books, they then cut and paste pictures under the correct heading.
* students write headings in book then use chart to write each fact into their books
* students write headings in book then use chart to write sentences, using each fact in a sentence.
Phonic peg cards - children attach a clothes peg to the correct sound.
ck, th, ch, ir, sh, er, ur
3 cards for each sound, apart from ‘sh’ which has 9 cards.
27 cards in total. Best laminated so cards stay intact with repeated use.
Practical activity, could be used as independent task.
Designed for SEN group but equally appropriate for mainstream.
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)
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.
10 pages of activities designed to co-ordinate with White Rose, Y1, Block 2, Place Value to 50.
Would also be useful to develop / reinforce basic maths skills with any age group or SEN / intervention groups.
Designed for my SEN / autistic learners who are mixed age but following White Rose Y3 (weeks 1 - 3, though likely to take my learners longer):
Multiply 2 digit number by 1 digit
3 and 4 times table peg cards. Chop and laminate. Children use clothes pegs, clipping the peg on the correct answer.
Domino groups of 4 - my children will stick in book then write which 4 x table sum matches the group.
x 2 and x 4 function machine - my children struggle to understand that multiplying by 4 is the same as doubling twice.
Designed for SEN / autism mixed age class but equally appropriate for mainstream / SEN.
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.
3 x table peg cards - learners attach clothes pegs to the correct answer for each sum in the 3 table.
Designed as a work task for learners with autism / SEN but equally useful for mainstream learners.
Chop and laminate cards to use.
Created for mixed age SEN class of children with autism, roughly following Y3 white rose scheme of work.
Children begin to explore grouping in 3, repeated addition, bar models, simple word problems (as my children particularly struggle with any form of worded question!) and drawing their own representations.
One sheet to introduce the idea of writing lists.
One sheet to support children to use the information from the list to write a sentence. This sheet ties in with Robin's Winter Song which we are beginning after half term but doesn't need reference to the book - it could just be an independent list of what animals eat.
Designed for KS2 children with significant SEN / autism.
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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.
A game I made for my small class of learners with autism. Suitable for any small group introduction - e.g. intervention group, speech and language, attention and listening. Learners throw a dice and move around the board. When they land on a question, they answer the question. I like to ask another member of the group a question relating to the answer, to encourage learners to pay attention to each other's answers - my children tend to have very little interest in each other!
Supports social skills, attention and listening, turn taking.
Used for specialist autism group but appropriate for any mainstream KS1 / KS2 group or older SEN group.
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.
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.
4 oval shapes for learners to draw - self portrait, things I like, my family, what I want to do when I grow up. When these are finished, ovals should be cut out and folded in half. Two halves should be stuck to one oval - making a 'cross' type shape when viewed from above. Apologies for my rubbish description! String can then be used to attach the 'basket' to the hot air balloon.
A lovely 'getting to know you' craft for the beginning of the school year. These look nice strung in a line across a window.
4 worksheets - 3 of these require learners to label pictures using positional language (e.g. behind, in front, under etc) 1 worksheet requires learners to correctly label coloured flowers.
Used for learners in autism provision but also suitable for mainstream KS1, EAL or older learners with SEN.
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).