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JFK Special School

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Home Learning Guide


In addition to the guide above, we have also created a learning guide for our formal curriculum learners, which can be accessed via the link below.

JFK Formal Learner- Home Learning Activity Pack.


Sensory Exploration and Play

Sensory exploration and play is a great tool for creating and developing interaction and communication opportunities. It also has many other benefits, including supporting Physical Development, through both gross and fine motor skill movements.
For some, participating in sensory play and exploration will also support emotional regulation. Pupils at JFK across all our sites often enjoy participating in sensory play and exploration and find these activities highly engaging.
The following guide below has been created by JFK teachers to support ideas for creating these sessions at home.

JFK staff have also filmed a series of short clips, demonstrating how to interact when playing with a range of sensory and messy play resources, all of which can be set up at home. Enjoy watching through the video links below.

JFK: Sensory Exploration Ideas at Home

JFK Sensory Exploration Video: Making Saltdough 

JFK Sensory Exploration Video: Saltdough Play

JFK Sensory Exploration Video: Cupcake Play

JFK Sensory Exploration Video: Cornflour Play

JFK Sensory Exploration Video: Fizzy Fun


Attention Autism

Access the link below to watch a video from Christos Papagrigoriou, Senior Teacher at JFK and an Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner. In the video Christos is demonstrating a Spring themed  Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the programme. In this video, you can explore vocabulary and items that are linked to Spring and watch something fascinating with pupils at home. The adult's role while watching with the pupils is to show excitement and not prompt the pupil with questions or requests. You can find more on the strategies for Attention Autism on YouTube (Gina Davies Autism Centre) if you wish to practise at home.

Attention Autism Video 1- Spring

Attention Autism Video 2- Cocoon Story


Newham Language Communication & Interaction Services (LCIS)

Newham LCIS have created and shared a range of learning guides and activities, covering a range of different topics to support home learning during the period of school closure. Please read the support pack below first before accessing and downloading the remaining links.


Useful Website links: 

Occupational and Speech and Language Therapy Services- Parent Sessions Flyer

Department for Education- COVID-19 Education Resources

Inclusive Teach- Sensory Learning Ideas

Twinkl Resources- Parents Hub

National Autistic Society Website

National Autistic Society- COVID-19 Tips for Families

BBC Bitesize- SEND Parents Toolkit

The Sensory Projects- COVID-19 Educational Resources for Home Learning

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Support Service