At Thomas Bewick School we all participate in a movement activity every morning and afternoon! Movement helps to keep us regulated and ready to learn! Join in with this movement activity at home, as part of your home learning!
At Thomas Bewick School we participate in circle time very morning to start off our school day! In circle time we find out who is in school that day, what the date is and what the weather is like. We also chat about our feelings. Join in with this circle time video every morning as part of our home learning routine!
At Thomas Bewick School we have snack time at least once per day! Snack time is a great opportunity to build up our communication skills, including PECS use! Can you use PECS/Makaton/verbal language to request your favourite snacks at home?
We all love to play number bingo at Thomas Bewick School! Watch this video to see how three of our students participated in a recent game of Bingo! Why not play a game at home with an adult to start off your maths lesson each day? The link for the bingo generator is below!
Many of our pupils really enjoy song time! Song time is a great way to practise our number skills and improve our communication! Watch this video of song time at our Broadwood site! Can you join in with these songs at home as part of your daily maths lesson? Maybe you could think of your own number song to sing with an adult?
Here are some of our pupils participating in calm time! Calm Time helps us to regulate our emotions before the next activity. Participate in calm time at home before and after every lesson at home! Try to stay as quiet as possible for 5 minutes whilst listening to relaxing music and holding a fiddle toy!
At Thomas Bewick School, we learn best when science is practical, fun and engaging! Copy Sarah at home to participate in this skittles experiment! Can you create your own rainbow?
At Thomas Bewick School, we learn best when science is practical, fun and engaging! Copy Sarah at home to participate in this balloon experiment! Can you hear the 20p moving inside the balloon?
Bubble Snake Experiment
At Thomas Bewick School, we learn best when science is practical, fun and engaging! Copy Sarah at home to make your own bubble snake! How long can you make your snake?
Here is a short video clip showing you how a single symbol is exchanged for an object. Teach your child new symbols using this method!
Phase 2- Distance from book
Here is a short video showing how you can encourage your child to travel to the PECS book and then back to the communication partner to make a request with a single symbol.
Phase 2- Persistence
Here is a video showing how you can help your child persist when exchanging a single symbol to the communication partner.
Phase 2- travel to communication partner
Here is a short video showing how you can encourage your child to travel to the communication partner to make a request.
Phase 3- Discrimination
A short video showing how you can encourage your child to discriminate between two symbols to request the motivating object.
Phase 4a- Forming whole I want sentence
Here is how to form an ‘I want’ sentence from scratch to request a motivating item.
Phase 4a- I want on sentence strip
Here is how to form an ‘I want’ sentence when the ‘I want’ symbol is already on the sentence strip.
Phase 4b- Attribute
A short video modelling how to add an attribute to an ‘I want’ sentence.
4 step error correction
Here is a short video showing how to correct your child if they choose the incorrect symbol when requesting a motivating item.
This video shows someone making a request for a motivating item, when responding to the question ‘What do you want?’
Can you practise our Makaton signs of the week at home?