Orchard Primary Academy

Primary Academy

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SEND Home Learning

On this page, Mrs Beckerson our school SENDCo will be adding items for those who may want some additional support for their children with additional needs, for example Speech and Language, motor skills, mental health support, basic English and Maths as well as support with routines at home. 


If there is anything that you specifically would like some support with then please either contact the Orchard Pastoral twitter page at: @TeamPastoral or contact the school office at : office@orchardprimaryacademy.org and put FAO Mrs Beckerson as your subject. 


Routines and Visuals 

Here is a video to explain how to use visuals with your child at home: 


Home learning visual timetable: 

Talking to your child about COVID-19 


 A useful story to teach your child about social contact and staying safe:

Speech and Language

Here is a selection of websites that are brilliant for resources to support your child's Speech and Language at home: 

Colourful Semantics have a wealth of resources for free to support early language and sentence construction: 


The Communication Trust has many links to different resources for parents as well as schools (some free) as well as offering some free training which is very interesting:


Activities to develop attention and listening


Ideas to help your child with putting things in order:



 Resources to help your child with prepositions:


Developing 2 and 3 word level activities:

Motor Skills Ideas 

Dough Disco is brilliant for developing your child's fine motor skills: 

Here are some resources to develop your child's motor skills:

Emotional Support

Here are some ideas for Well-Being apps for you to download: 



Understanding Emotions resources: 



Strategies to support your child cope with anxiety: 


English and Maths activities

At the moment there are lots of websites offering free trials: 


This is a great alternative to Times Table Rockstars and doesn't have the time pressures that some of our children find difficult: 


Resources to support: