to provide a blended curriculum offer that remains in line with our CORE curriculum. The Remote Learning Offer is available for families to access and engage in together.
At Heatherwood we have a range of offers to meet the needs of our learners.
Safeguarding protocols are in place both for parents and teachers in relation to the delivery of the online sessions.
Regular contact by teachers will be made with parents to provide an opportunity to discuss their child’s learning.
Parent Agreement for Remote Learning Sessions
Student Agreement for Remote Learning Sessions
Covid remote Learning Offer:
Family Activity Packs
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. As part of their resources for safe online education , they have produced a range of family activities. Each of these family activity sheets have a selection of short conversation starters, practical tips and fun tasks to do as a family. Please take a look at them and use them as you feel is appropriate for your young people.
Family Activity Sheets
Live Music Now is a wonderful organisation with whom we have had a long standing link to. They have produced a fantastic website to continue to bring music to students of all needs whilst at home in the lock down period.
On their website you can find a set of inclusive, participatory concerts recently recorded by some of the young professional musicians that work with Live Music Now. The videos are inspired by their work in SEN settings and are designed to be inclusive for children with additional learning needs.
Please do explore all their videos and try to enjoy live music in your living room.
MOONY'S SONG WRITING CHALLENGE
Join DARTs for Moony’s songwriting challenge, created especially for pupils attending Doncaster’s special schools!
Moony, is a favourite amongst pupils attending our All Aboard after schools clubs and family sessions. Moony has been a little bored, and he’s stuck for ideas of what to do in lockdown! He wanted to create a bespoke song to cheer us up and get us thinking about what we can do if we too get bored.
Below you will find his video challenge ‘What shall I do today?’
He needs your help and lots of your ideas of what to do today to help him finish the song!
Watch his video, suggest your ideas in the comments box on the weblink
or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch out for your ideas, as Moony gives them a try and sings them back to you in his next video!
Thinkuknow internet safety
The Thinkuknow organisation have created some resources that you might find useful at this time. The sheets are pitched at mainstream age ranges but please use as appropriate .
Activities for 4-5 yrs
Activities for 4-7 yrs
Activities for 5-7 yrs
Activities for 8-10yrs
Space related educational resources for home schooling
The UK Space Agency have created a set of resources in conjunction with the government.
If you’re looking for space related learning activities to try out at home during lockdown, have a look at some of the ideas. Some of them may be appropriate and of interest to some of our more able students.
DARTS online and at home.
Our friends at Doncaster Arts have put some material online for all the young people they support in the special schools around Doncaster. Follow the link to loads of activities and Sing and Sign videos of some familiar songs.
TACPAC is a great session that many of our students love in school. We have found out that you can get a FREE Set 5 pack by purchasing using the CODE: 8Q7A3TXS. To get your own set to use at home follow the link:
Please note, the Tacpac resources are downloadable, streamed or accessed via their app. You don’t have to wait for the postman to deliver anything!
Each Set contains
- 6 videos taking you through each activity
- Streamed music that has been specifically composed for each activity
- TACPAC Activity Sheet
- Record Keeping Guide and Template.
- Access to the Tacpac Community Forum for all things Tacpac
By downloading the Tacpac APP, you can enjoy offline versions of the composed music for each activity, simply download and login to your account (which you create on purchase of the Set (s))
Shabang sessions online
Shabang music sessions in school have been a favourite for many years. We are happy to share that you can join in with sessions by the creators of these interactive music sessions online.
Please pop over to their Facebook page - @ShabangHuddersfield - where you can find details of what is happening.
The Sensory Project has project packs for inclusive learning
Move and Learn at Home
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Various links and resources for learning activities and ideas:
Here are some more sensory activities that you could use to engage and entertain your young people.
Tactile Awareness Activity Ideas
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Bear Hunt Ideas
Link to the youtube video:
Twinkl: Sensory Resources and Sensory Ideas
Help children explore the world through touch, sound, smell, sight and taste with this collection of sensory resources for primary school children. Discover sensory maths and English ideas, or choose from our range of creative activities to help children learn through engaging the senses. Highly important for brain development, these sensory resources provide a great foundation for children to begin learning a variety of skills, such as language development, problem-solving, gross motor and social skills.
- General sensory activities:
- Getting stuck in with Play Dough:
- Here are some websites with some creative ideas for activities that parents can do with their young people.
- Make a sensory story to share with your youngster and maybe bring back to school.