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'.
Book review template designed to support KS1 narrative intervention work (who, where, when, what happened). Used with a small group of KS1/KS2 learners with autism but also useful for mainstream learners who are beginning to learn the key elements of a story.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
All resources developed for use with primary children with significant autism. Also suitable for KS3.
Ancient Greek Intro - where was Ancient Greece? What does 'ancient' mean? What was the Greek alphabet?
Gods and Godessess - Basic introduction, simple language
Gods and Goddesess - Going to the Temple
Simple comprehension - 2 versions, one is colour coded to support learners in finding the answers in the text.
Describing Zeus - picture and word mat to support a writing activity (describing Zeus)
Greek alphabet - activity
Simple Orion story for primary children with SEN / autism
We read the story together on the PowerPoint.
The word document was cut into strips and we sequenced them as a group.
We then made our own telescopes from cardboard tubes to look at the Orion constellation (used our telescopes to look at a square of card with pin pricks to show the 'Orion constellation').
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.
Resources created for an SEN group, aimed at learners with autism, mixed KS1/KS2, during an Indian topic.
Included are visual supports and structured activities.
As our topic was India with a Geography focus, the blockbuster game also includes land-form questions. Questions are very simple due to the needs of the group, questions also include questions about the identity of Jungle Book characters.
The Indian animals booklet is more of a 'tiger fact-sheet' to go with the 'Tigers' power point. I had planned to create a booklet about Indian animals but ran out of time on the topic.
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.
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Minotaur 'describing words' word mat
Keyword matching activity - 2 versions included
Keyword activity to assess / reinforce children's knowledge and understanding of words in the text.
Describing words word mat to support children's use of adjectives in their writing - words selected are relevant to the Minotaur.
Used for mixed age primary group of children with autism.
This is a simple worksheet I made as part of out Ancient Greek topic, for a mixed aged / ability group of children with autism. Children used a sheet containing the ancient Greek alphabet to complete the worksheet.
Human Body introduction, leading to an investigation for children to investigate the impact of exercise on the heart rate.
Table for children to complete to record their heart rates. Sheet to record the investigation process.
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.
I made this resources to introduce similes to a mixed KS1 / KS2 group of students with autism.
There is a mindmap used to introduce the idea - think of something that is white, think of something which is white. Children used these to complete sentences I wrote on the whiteboard (we were reading The Little Polar Bear).
There are 2 worksheets for children - identify a simile from a choice of 4 names pictures.
There is a final 2 sheets using a visual mindmap to suggest alternative words for 'cold' and 'worried'.
Saved in PDF and in Publisher.
Used in primary but also suitable for SEN / KS3.
Various winter topic activities. We have been reading Little Polar Bear so have learnt about the North Pole / Arctic and what adaptations polar bears have in order to live where they do.
Activities include picture of a polar bear / cards for children to stick on sheet to label (polar bear physical appearance)
Jungle / Arctic sorting table with 2 sets of cards for children to sort (set one - facts about the areas, set two - animals)
Polar bear adaptations worksheet / facts to stick. Two different versions of this, one is simplified.
Short North Pole PowerPoint
I have included resources in publisher and PDF format.
Used for children in KS1 and KS2 with autism. Also suitable for mainstream pupils / older pupils.