Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Government SEND Guide for parents and carers

Letter from DfE-Changes to SEND

Introduction

Some children find it much harder to learn than other children or they may have a disability which prevents them from accessing the curriculum in the normal way.  They may need support which is additional to or different from other children in their class.  These children may be said to have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Below are some links to websites which can be used to support literacy and numeracy learning at home.  They have all been checked and are recommended for children as well as giving valuable advice for parents.

Literacy

www.wordsforlife.org.uk  the National Literacy Trust have an amazing website to support your child with reading.  It is great for parents and children alike, and has books, activity sheets and fun games as well as milestones and tips to support your child with reading.
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading  has lots of free ebooks and activities.
www.storylineonline.net an American site but has wonderful storytellers.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize activities to support literacy for all ages.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy activities to support literacy for all ages.

Numeracy

www.ictgames.com variety of maths games for KS1 and lower KS2.
www.crickweb.co.uk activities to support math for all ages.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize activities to support maths for all ages.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths  activities to support maths for all ages.