Joydens Wood Junior School

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SEND Interventions - Suggested Home Learning


Communication & Interaction

Speech & language programme

Development of expressive and receptive language skills (see your child’s programme for specific targets)

- Use the Auditory Memory Games ideas to practise listening and auditory memory.

- Use the Conversation Practise Game / Conversation Cards to practise good conversation skills

- Use Question cards for conversation practise to practise verbal reasoning skills (you can adapt/make your own)

- Use What am I guessing game cards to develop questioning and thinking skills (you can adapt/make your own)

Vocabulary support
(aka. Pre-teach vocab)

Learning new vocabulary

- Use the Star words template to learning a new word – try one or 2 a week and revisit them often

- Use the Working on Vocabulary Pack for information of Word Finding and support ideas

- Use the Vocab Activity Pack to develop techniques to learn vocabulary

- You can access free vocabulary activities and games at Twinkl

Lego therapy

Listening skills

Communication skills

- Use the Lego Therapy Group Information Sheet / Lego Therapy Sentence Strips / Lego Therapy Useful Instruction Words to find out how you continue to provide support through the use of Lego/construction kits

Social skills

Friendship skills

Understand ‘social rules’ for behaviour

- ‘Social Detectives’ – Go through the Social Detective Language and Definitions. You could create mind maps with examples that are re-visited and added to over time

- Use the ‘Good Friend Sorting Cards to support discussion about friendship skills

- Search ‘social skills’ on Pinterest for more ideas to develop social skills at home



Congnition and learning needs

Handwriting practise

Correct formation of letters

Developing speed and fluency

- Use Handwriting warm-up exercise to support fine motor activities to improve handwriting

- Use the Handwriting User Guide for information on how to teach handwriting

- Use the Letter formation handwriting sheet to support your child to correctly form their letters, then build up to writing neat words (this can be linked to spelling practise also)

1:1 reading

Developing fluency when reading

Understand and talk about what has been read

- Try to read daily with your child

- Use the Reading skills questions to develop understanding of the text you are reading

- Remember it is important for them to listen to texts too – have story time as a family/listen to audiobooks

Personalised maths 

Development of key numeracy skills

- See below for learning packs that are set for lower age groups.

- Try other activities like:

Personalised English

Development of key literacy skills

- Online Literacy activities at:

- Search ‘writing activities’ at for more writing activities

- See below for learning packs that are set for lower age groups.

Memory skills

Develop visual/auditory memory

- Play online memory games at

Spelling support (aka. Precision Teaching)

Spell High Frequency Words

- Use the 100 HFW handwriting sheets to practise spelling and handwriting skills


Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

Self-esteem programmes

Describe things I’m good at

Develop positive qualities in myself

- For more ideas to develop self-esteem visit

- Remember to visit for further support

Nurture club

Turn taking skills


Resilience (e.g. losing games)

- Play a range of board games as a family

Emotional regulation support

Understand and recognise emotional states

Develop strategies to calm and regulate

- Use Emotions Face Discussion Cards to discuss different emotions and how to recognise them/when they might be experienced

- Use the Ways to calm down cards to create your own calm down kit. Use the blank ones to come with some of your own suggestions.

- Use the Mindfulness Challenge cards to help find ways to be mindful/calm –

- Use Managing Anxiety ideas to support your child manage their fears/anxiety at this time.


Sensory & Physical Needs

Typing practise

Locate letters on a standard keyboard at speed

- Typing practise at

- Further online typing practise at: or BBC dance mat typing

Clever Fingers

Strengthen finger muscles to improve pencil grip & handwriting

Development of fine motor skills

- Use the Clever fingers home intervention ideas to find different activities from the programme you can do at home

- Make your own fiddle toy by searching DIY fiddle toy on Pinterest for more ideas.

- Complete dot to dots

- See handwriting activities in the cognition and learning section (see above)

Sensory breaks


Sensory regulation

- Use Movement Break Visual cards for movement break ideas

- Read out Sensory Circuit Parent Booklet for more information and ideas of activities to set up at home

- Use Gross Motor Activity cards to develop body control

- Make your own sensory bottle by searching sensory bottle ideas on Pinterest



Some of our children may not be accessing age appropriate learning when they are normally in school.

Below are links to home learning for those working below age expectations that they can access and understand.



Year 1

Classroom Secrets Pack (Zipped Folder) - Year 1

White Rose Maths Free Online Home Learning - Year 1

Twinkl Home Learning Hub (select your child's age)



Year 2

Classroom Secrets Pack (Zipped Folder) - Year 2

White Rose Maths Free Online Home Learning - Year 1

Twinkl Home Learning Hub (select your child's age)