The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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SEND during Lock Down and beyond

Term 4 2021 -

We look forward to welcoming you all back on 8th March 2021.  I have posted some links which you may find useful.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any concerns about your child. b.metcalfe@villageacademy.co.uk

Dyslexia Support

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about

www.dyslexia-east-kent.org.uk 

Autism 

www.autism.org.uk 

www.kentautistic.com 

Speech & Language Services Kent 

www.kentcht.nhs.uk/home/our-services/childrens-speech-and-language-therapy-kent/

www.ican.org.uk 

Parent Supports - Information, Advice & Support 

www.kent.gov.uk/iask

SNAAP - Special Needs Advisory and Activities Project 

http://www.snaap.org.uk

Kent Local Offer

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/about-the-local-offer

 

Term 3 2021

So we begin another phase of lockdown.  For some, this may be a very unsettling time.  I will continue to post useful information for our SEN children and their families on this page.  If you need support or advice, please do not hesitate to contact me: b.metcalfe@villageacademy.co.uk

BBC SEND Bitesize

Young Minds

SEN Resources for home

Multi skills PE Challenges - I'd love to see your photos and scores, please send them to me on the above email.

Parental Support - Emotional Well Being

Well done everyone, we have all been looking at your fabulous home learning that you have been putting on Tapestry.  Keep up all the hard work, we are very proud of all of you.

 

 

Term 2 2020

Healthy Bodies

 

Term 1 2020 

We done to all the children for coming back to school with such a positive mindset.  We have all been delighted with their attitude towards learning.  Please take a look at the resources below, there is a broad range of support available for all children and parents.  If you have concerns regarding your child, please contact the SENCO b.metcalfe@villageacademy.co.uk 

 

May 2020 - Lockdown

Firstly, a big well done to all of you.  I have been so impressed with the work that parents have shared through emails with both myself, Mrs Deysel and the class teachers.  I want to just remind you, that what you are doing is enough.  You are raising your children at a time when they are trying to process what is happening to their world.  Whether it be taking time to talk to them, spend time outdoors, making and creating, baking or just relaxing together, these are all great ways to promote positive mental health, education doesn't just have to be completing a maths activity or researching a topic. 

Keep up the great work and keep sending in photos of the activities your children are enjoying.

 

Below are some links that you may find useful to support education at home:

https://www.themathsfactor.com/   (This is a free site during lockdown.)

https://www.nessy.com/uk/   (Ideal for dyslexia - reduced price during lockdown.)

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/memory-games.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

/docs/Enrichment_during_lockdown.pdf

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Home learning SEN C&L Suggestions for Primary School

 

Don't forget to follow your class page/home learning for timetables and curriculum activities too!

 

Download a free book for children, explaining Coronavirus.

https://youtu.be/fCjDo9SskQU

 

Useful information for parents:

Primary_Transition_Parent_guide.pdf

Sensory_Differences_pamphlet_-_Publisher__1_.pdf

ASD in Girls_Primary Pamphlet_2020.pdf

PDA_pamphlet.pdf

Anxiety.pdf

https://www.autism.org.uk/

https://www.morethanwordscharity.com/

http://www.therapystreetforkids.com/index.html

Understanding Dyslexia

 

Looking for Speech & Language Resources? Please click the link below for some great resources and information:

Therapy_Referral_Information.doc

https://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/services/therapies/therapy-services-children-young-people/children-and-young-people-therapy/speech-and-language-therapy/information-and-resources/

 

Preparing your child for school:

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/dressing-and-undressing/

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/how-to-help-your-child-and-have-fun/

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/meal-times/

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/childrens-therapies-the-pod/occupational-therapy/pre-writing-and-writing/

 

Emotional Well-being resources:

 https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/coronavirus-support/

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

https://www.familylinks.org.uk/free-downloads-for-parents

 

Just for fun:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

https://www.typingclub.com/

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chesskid-for-parent

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/rainy-day-activities-kids/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/diy-forest-school-activities

 

Videos for returning to school:

https://vimeo.com/423947586/df8c7f7e3e