Many of the pupils who attend Haysholm are diagnosed with Autism. The Coronavirus situation is very challenging due to the massive change in routine that it has caused. If you can create some sense of routine and structure and home, this will help tremendously. Use of visuals will help your child know and understand what is expected of them.
There are some excellent resources on our website in the ‘For Parents’ section that you can use to help support understanding and predictability including the school closure kit. If you would like a hard copy of this or any other visuals for home, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can deliver.
Meantime, let’s celebrate the skills, talents, unique abilities that our pupils do have … every single one of them brings a smile to our faces.
Happy World Autism Day
Hi everyone, I hope you are all staying safe.
Here is a great resource shared by Mrs Ward from James McFarlane school that you may wish to explore.
This is a site we use in Arran and Bute Class quite often. The company have offered a free subscription for 90 days if anyone is interested. It has games which can be controlled by touch/ switch/ mouse, cause and effect activities, stories and creative games (art/ music/etc).
Copy the link at the bottom into the address bar and the voucher code is Games100.
If anyone would like to use this and needs any support, please e-mail me
Here is a link from TacPac that offers parents set 5 of Tacpac free of charge for 3 months to use at home. Thought this would be useful for some of our children who enjoy Tacpac sessions at school. They are also compiling a series of short training videos on Facebook to help everyone get started and to get the best out of the sessions. Parents should click the link below and at checkout add the code 8Q7A3TXS. Once done direct parents to www.facebook.com/TacpacLtd to watch the short video.
Tacpac draws together touch and music to create a structured session of sensory communication between two people
I hope you and your families are all doing ok. I know Mrs Bennett has gave you things to do for Easter but I found a nice version of the Easter story for you to watch. Take care and stay safe.
Good Morning Kingsley, Stuart, Kai, Landon and Graham
Hope you and your families are all well.
As we would be stopping for our Easter holidays this week i thought we would do some Easter activities… but first
Did you make rainbow pictures and put them in your window? (if so can you send me a photo)
Can you sit a teddy bear at your window ( so when people are out having a walk they can pretend they’re going on a bear hunt) (send a photo if you can)
How did you get on with tasks last week? did you manage to make your snack/ breakfast?) if so send a photo
Home economics – boil an egg
Art – decorate the egg
Fit 15 – when out your daily walk find a hill/ slope and roll it down (dont forget your photo)
HWB – Being kind to others
Art – make an Easter card and post it through a neighbours door
Mrs Bennett xxx
Now that your child has had time to process that they are out of their routine and no longer at school for the moment. Here is a simple social story that you can share with them. Most of our children and young people are familiar with Boardmaker symbols and this is the symbol system that we will be using in our new school.
You can use the story along with the calendars that you were sent home. Marking off the calendar each day with a X is a helpful way of learners being able to identify what day of the week it is.
Remember you can email your child’s teacher for any support or advice during these challenging times.
Thank you so much to Makaton Kris who has shared this lovely signed story with us, if you didn’t see it via Twitter just click to share with your child.
Everyday in Jura class we have 15 minutes where we listen to music before we start our afternoon tasks. The boys really enjoy this playlist. Hope you all enjoy it.