SOCIAL STORIES FOR CHILDREN RETURNING TO SCHOOL - 29/5/2020
Hello, I hope you are all safe and well.
Some of you will be preparing for your child's return to school in the next few days and it is likely to be a very anxious time for you all (although hopefully it may be quite exciting too!). I have included some social stories which you can use/watch with your children and it may help with some questions and worries you or they may have. Feel free to use these as discussion starters with your child or it could be used to introduce or remind your child that the time is getting closer to returning to school.
These resources are available on Dojo too.
We are all looking forward to seeing you all very soon, thanks,
I really hope you are all keeping well. Below is a wealth of information, resources and signposting to additional support for children with SEND. If you require any help or further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or by leaving a message via the school office.
Under the 'General' tab below there are resources to support you and your child in the following areas: reward charts, social stories aimed at explaining the Coronavirus pandemic in a child-friendly manner, developing independence and routine and 'one page profiles' which may help structure conversations with your child around how they are feeling.
Resources to help with your child if they are feeling anxious and stressed are included in the SEMH resources. Here you will find suggestions and resources from the Relax Kids website to help children to express their fears and worries and find an outlet for them to be able to work through these and ease them during this time of change in their lives (see last point for extra information too).
The resources below are split into the four areas of need including:
SEMH - struggling with managing their emotions and behaviour, often showing inappropriate responses and feelings to situations, including severe anxiety.
Communication and Understanding - find it difficult to listen, process and remember what has been said or shown, including following instructions and memory skills.
Cognition and Learning - learning at a slower pace than their peers.
Sensory and Physical - poor gross and fine motor skills. Sensory, visual and spacial awareness difficulties.
For resources for children with ASD or ADHD, there are many sources of support in all of the folders, although the bulk of resources can be found under SEMH.
Mental Health and Well-Being: this is a Word Document with many links to Coronovirus related advice from Childline and other online support including: videos, information sheets and other activities to inform and help children during this time.
Please contact me for further information or support,
~ Mrs Knowles.
Link to the Rotherham Local Offer aimed at supporting children, young people and families who may be feeling anxious or worried about being off school.
Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS