Support for Learning have put some useful apps, websites and learning activities on Glow as well as the school website for pupils to access at home, during this time of absence from school.
The staff would like all pupils to know that they can contact us at anytime, by following the instructions below:
- Go onto your Glow Account (any problems see Mr Stratton’s post on the web homepage or the school twitter account)
- Download Microsoft Team App
- Join or create a team
- Join a team with a code
- Use code cgkux5d
Support for Learning have requested that staff support Dyslexia Awareness Week by:
- Wearing the dyslexia ribbon.
- Attending the coffee morning on Friday.
- Reading the issued booklet with gives information and advice on dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
- Accessing Dyslexia Scotland website where they will find a variety of resources as well as free Online Dyslexia Modules, offering a great CPD opportunity.
- Referring to the strategies advised by Dyslexia Scotland for 13-17 year olds. See link below: https://unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/info-and-support/strategies-for-1317-years
- If they have a desire to do anything with their class they will find additional activities at the bottom of the PHSE Lesson. Various video clips are also accessible on the server under staff share/public/dyslexia.
Support for Learning have planned a variety of activities for pupils, which will take place during PHSE, to raise awareness of Dyslexia:
- Dyslexia Scotland – Children’s Presentation (Attached to email)
- Video Clip – ‘See dyslexia differently’ (Use link below)
- Dyslexia is known as a ‘hidden disability’. ‘Hidden dyslexia’ colouring activity is attached to the email, print the number required for your class and ensure you have colouring pens/pencil at the ready. The worksheet can also be download from:
S5/6 (For seniors we are encouraging a more independent approach particularly for the first activity which requires the use of computers/ipads)
- Access Dyslexia Unwrapped https://unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/ a website for children and young people with dyslexia aged 8-18. Direct the pupils to 13-17 years where they will find articles and information about living with dyslexia including; passing your driving test with dyslexia, mental health and self-esteem, studying and exams, a guide to my mysterious dyslexic quirks, what is it like with dyslexia. Individually or in pairs/groups read through the various topic areas.
- Read the messages from our ‘Young Ambassadors’ and watch the associated video clips unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/info-and-support/young-ambassadors. If you cannot access the video clips they can be found in staff share/ public/ dyslexia/ambassador clips. This lesson can be done individually or as a whole class.
- Famous People Quiz (see attached). An additional information sheet is attached with quotes from the famous people which can be given out AFTER the quiz has been attempted.
- So, you’ve got dyslexia… what is it anyway
- Dyslexia – it’s NOT an illness
- Just for Fun/Wired Differently