We are holding an open morning for parents/carers in regard to potential places for September 2022 on Tuesday 11th May at 10.00am.

We are requesting that face masks are worn on the school site at all times and only one person per household comes for the tour.

Please contact Karen Hayward on khayward@linksec.org.uk if you would like to book a place.

Remote Home Learning

During the period of lockdown, in addition to work/activity packs being sent home on a weekly basis, daily remote on-line sessions are taking place via zoom for all students (as deemed appropriate for their needs and ability to access).

These include:

·       Subject specific lessons from all teachers at all key stages

·       Therapy sessions led by therapists including SLT and OT specialists

·       Mindfulness sessions

·       Whole-school social sessions

All sessions are supported by our team of Special Support Assistants and students also have access to various online learning platforms; Purple Mash, Lexia, Mathletics and Mathseeds.

Timetables and Zoom sessions

Timetables and details for Zoom sessions are accessible via ParentMail on a daily basis.

If you have any questions regarding remote home learning please contact Karen Hayward on 020 8688 7691 or email admin@linksec.org.uk .

Guided Image Readings

We have been looking at how our bodies feel at certain moments and different ways to help ourselves become soothed, relaxed and calm – to ‘self-regulate’.

In week one we practised the ‘5 step self-holding positions’, using our hands to hold our head, neck, chest and tummies to relax us.

In week two we practised listening to a reading, with music, which guided us to create a picture in our minds with our imagination.  This picture was our very own and helped to calm us and bring us peace.

The recordings will take you through the activities we have done during our workshops – if you would like to carry on and practise them at home that would be great!

Remember – everybody is different, not every activity will fit or work for everyone and that is okay. Take your time, and if you need to stop please do. Do not feel that you have to do any of these if you don’t want to.

Good luck and enjoy!

Guided Image Reading 1 – The Treehouse

Guided Image Reading 2 – The Forest Pond

 

Self Regulation Activities 

Click here for a series of self regulation and emotional expression techniques.

Therapy Newsletter

Every week we are going to send you some things to do at home. You can choose the activities you think you will enjoy. You don’t have to do all of them. When you have finished you can show your family, tell us about it during Zoom therapy sessions, ask a family member to post a photo or comment on Twitter or send a photo to the school admin.

The Zones of Regulation

Therapy Newsletter 1

Therapy Newsletter 2

Therapy Newsletter 3 

Therapy Newsletter 4

Therapy Newsletter 5

Therapy Newsletter 6

Therapy Newsletter 7

Therapy Newsletter 8

Therapy Newsletter 9

Therapy Newsletter 10

It’s story time!

Come and enjoy a story with the Therapy team!

Story time is a way to help develop attention and listening and auditory memory skills, using a fun and enjoyable activity.

After you have listened to the story, can you answer the questions below?

This week’s story is called ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

The story is about aliens coming down from space to steal your pants!

Now listen to the story and then answer the questions:

Are there any underpants in space?

Why do aliens fly down to earth?

Which are their favourite pants?

What games do they play with the pants?

Where do they wear the pants?

Would you like to meet an alien? Why?

If you enjoyed the story, click here for some fun alien activities!

It’s story time!

Come and enjoy a story with the Therapy team!

Story time is a way to help develop attention and listening and auditory memory skills, using a fun and enjoyable activity.

After you have listened to the story, can you answer the questions below?

This week’s story is called ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ by Julia Donaldson.

The story is about a little dinosaur who is in the wrong nest. He may look small and weedy but Tyrannosaurus Drip is very brave and very clever!

Now listen to the story and then answer the questions:

What dinosaurs live in water?

What do they eat?

What does Tyrannosaurus Rex like to eat?

How did Tyrannosaurus Drip trick them?

Who is your favourite dinosaur in the story?

Why do you like them?

It’s story time!

Come and enjoy a story with the Therapy team!

Story time is a way to help develop attention and listening and auditory memory skills, using a fun and enjoyable activity.

After you have listened to the story, can you answer the questions below?

This week’s story is called ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson.

The story is about a monkey who loses his mum. A butterfly finds the upset monkey and offers to help. But the butterfly keeps on getting it wrong! Will monkey ever find his mum?

Now listen to the story and then answer the questions:

1. Name 3 animals in the story.

2. Which animal has a tusk, a curly trunk and great thick baggy knees?

3. Which animal has feathery wings and squawks?

4. Which animal slithers about and says ‘hiss’?

5. What is your favourite animal in the story?

6. Why do you like it?

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 

 

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