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** Please Note **

We have now moved away from regular online content and are supporting our remote learners with a blend of physical resources delivered on a weekly basis and live streaming sessions with class teachers.

 

Please scroll down to find our online 'Home Learning' resources which are organised into our most recent suggestions, followed by previous content archived under curriculum headings.

Alternatively you can use the quick link buttons below to navigate to further support pages that may be of interest.

(some of these are in the process of being updated)

Support for Parents and Families The Zones of Regulation

Messages from our Teams Lockdown Galleries 

Free 'Twinkl' Support 'Able2B' Classes from Home

Coronavirus Information

 HMS Twitter Feed  HMS YouTube Channel

Home Activities and Learning Support

Home Learning Structure and Planning

  • Thank you Ruth for creating a daily diary planner template and supporting symbols which could be used at home to either plan or report on each day in a number of ways (ideas contained within the document) if you your child is having to learn from home for any period of time.

Daily Diary Planner Sheets

Spring Term Home Learning Ideas and Activities

Our friends at 'The Norfolk School Games' have set everyone a challenge to keep active over half term! Can you complete 60 minutes of activity every day over the holidays to be in with the chance to win £50 in sports vouchers?

Further details, how to enter and your activity tracker sheet can be found in the information below!

Half Term - Get Active Challenge Planner

Social F.I.E.L.D is a locally based youth club specifically for young people with inclusion difficulties such as ADHD or ASD funded by Children in Need to support young people aged 10-18 in developing their social and communication skills to increase their confidence and independence. During the pandemic they are offering weekly online sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6pm.They ask that all new members register their interest first by emailing the group on info@lolastaffordconsulting.co.uk and further information can be found on the leaflet below.

Zoom Social F.I.E.L.D Club Flyer

Sam and the Purple Class team have been producing some Attention Autism activity videos to share with their home learners which can be found below.

      

Valentina from Yellow Class is reading a topic themed story below!

Here are some sensory tray ideas from Claire in Cullum Lodge!

     

Class Specific Support Pages

If for any reason your child is required to self isolate, or is subject to a COVID-19 related absence, you will find a small selection of class appropriate resources below. These links and activity sheets are not necessarily related to our current school topic but are designed to provide an accessible form of home learning for all ages and abilities.

Please also look at your child's class page, where you will find your class's 'continued learning at home' document for this topic, which contains ideas for home and any other class specific resources from teachers.

As always, if you would like any specific support / resources that cannot be found in the list below, then please contact your class teacher directly

  • Please find a sheet of home learning ideas covering each of our curriculum areas for our Foundation Stage group (Yellow Class). For further information or support regarding the ideas contained please contact your class teacher via the usual channels.

Home Learning Support for Yellow Class - Foundation Stage

  • Please find Home Learning Support Ideas for KS2 (Red and Blue Class) below. For further information or support regarding the ideas contained please contact your class teacher via the usual channels.

Home Learning Support for Red and Blue Class - Key Stage 2

  • The sheet below contains a small selection of links and ideas for any pupils needing to learn from home from Green Class, which is our primary department Autistic Resource Base (ARB). Please contact your class teacher for support or additional resources.

Home Learning Support for Green Class (Primary ARB)

  • Below is a sheet of home learning ideas suitable for any pupils based in White or Orange Class which are our KS3 and KS4 classes. The literacy and numeracy resources regarding the upcoming secondary pantomime (below) may also be suitable for many of these students. Please contact you class teacher directly if you need any support or further resources.

Home Learning Support for Orange and White Class (KS3/4)

  • You will find a selection of links and activities suitable for the pupils in our Further Education class (F.E.) below.  The literacy and numeracy resources regarding the upcoming secondary pantomime (below) may also be suitable for many of these students. Please contact you class teacher directly if you need any support or further resources.

Home Learning Support for F.E. (Further Education)

  • Below is a sheet of home learning ideas suitable for any pupils having to self-isolate from our secondary 'Autistic Resource Base' classes (Purple or Lodge). Please contact you class teacher directly if you need any support or further resources.

Home Learning Support for Purple and Lodge Classes (Secondary ARBs)

Topic Themed Activities (Magic and Mystery) and Other Resources

  • Below you will find the resources you need to make your own optical illusion spinning discs at home.

Optical Illusions Activity

  • Have a go at this 'magical milk art' activity, which can help to develop an understanding of colour mixing.

Magical Milk Art Activity

  • Below you will find the instructions for a Science activity to create your own lava lamps, something many of our children have enjoyed doing in class as part of their topic work.

How to Make a Lava Lamp

  • It is vitally important that we make sure we wash our hands at the moment and this Cosmic Kids hand washing story and yoga activity is a great way to explore this idea at home.

Hand Washing Story Activity

  • On the sheet below you will find some links to yoga videos with 'magic and mystery' themes.

Magic and Mystery Themed Yoga

  • Here are some links to exercises linked to our topic you may enjoy throughout the day at home

Magic and Mystery Exercise Links

  • Monika from Red Class has recorded some story readings, all with a 'magical theme' which we hope you will enjoy listening to at home.

     

                                       The Gruffalo                                        The Little Unicorn

Mrs Blackhat

  • Below you will find a lovely interactive story reading of 'The Magic Train Ride' from Valentina, our Yellow Class teacher. We have also added the 'singalong' YouTube version Valentina mentions too!

  • Here is a Magic themed follow along at home craft and counting activity, created by our very own 'Magic Maz'! Please take a look at the resources list that you will need to gather before joining in at home!
To Make Magic Wands 

Branches, glue, paint, glitter, wool, a paint brush, glue stick or brush 

To Make Broom sticks

Card, pipe cleaners, scissors, beads

  • Becky has produced a page of ideas to support fine motor skills development that could be reproduced at home.

Fine Motor Skills Support

Secondary Pantomime Themed Resources

  • This year the secondary department will be working together (in socially distanced ways) to produce our own version of the story of Aladdin! Below you will find some numeracy and literacy and art lesson ideas themed around 'pantomimes' which your child may enjoy.

Theatre Royal Pantomimes - Literacy Activity

Aladdin - Counting - Numeracy Activity

Aladdin - 3 Wishes - Literacy Activity

Aladdin - Magic Carpet Ride - Literacy Activity

Aladdin - Magic Carpet Paint Dabbing / Mixing - Craft Activity

Colour Mixing Support Page

Aladdin - Magic Carpet Tissue Paper - Craft Activity

  • Maz has created a fantastic 'Aladdin themed' cooking video! We hope you enjoy it!

(The quality has been reduced to enable upload - apologies for any inconvenience caused)

Aladdin themed activity sheets including dot to dot and spot the difference games

Aladdin Themed Activity Sheets

Christmas Activities

  • The website 'helpkidzlearn' have just added a series of Christmas themed resources to their website, including interactive stories and counting games. These can be accessed by setting up a free account. For more information or to create an account, please click on the link below.

'Help Kidz Learn' Website

Boxathon Videos 

  • On Friday 27th November many of our students took part in a sponsored 'Boxathon' event to help raise money for a local charity 'Able2B'. There were 3 different videos which we had a go at and we thought you may want to try them too if you are currently learning at home....

   

  • The event marked their two year anniversary and many of our students have joined them on their journey and taken advantage of the fantastic service and support they provide. Below you will find a video, which shows a little bit about what 'Able2B' are all about and a link to their 'Just Giving' page linked to the 'Boxathon' event. Please do consider giving a donation if you are able to!

'Able2B' Just Giving Page

Autumn Term - Themed Day Activities

  • You will find a selection of Children in Need themed activities below ready for the big day on Friday 13th October. All kindly added from Twinkl

Addition to 10 Activity

Addition to 20 Activity

Code Breaker Maths Challenge

Subtraction to 10 Activity

Subtraction to 20 Activity

Pudsey Colour by Numbers

Colouring Pages

Pudsey Mask

Recipes and Baking Ideas Page

Spot the Difference Game

Pudsey's Spots Finger Painting Activity

Pencil Control Sheets

  • Please find below some resources linked to Remembrance Day which may be topical and of interest to share with your child at home. These activities are for a range of interests and abilities, all reproduced with thanks from Twinkl.

Remembrance Day Writing Pages

Remembrance Day Colouring

Remembrance Day Dot to Dot

Poppy Biscuits Recipe

Poppy Paper Crafts

Remembrance Day Soldier Outline Cutouts

Acrostic Poem Activity

Design a Medal Activity

Fill in the Blanks Remembrance Day Activity Sheets

Mindfulness Colouring Sheets

Wreath Activity

Remembrance Day Reading Comprehension

Wordsearch Sheet

Poppy Templates

Handprint Remembrance Day Wreath

Harford Manor School Home Learning Back Catalogue 

Below you will find a wide range of home learning activities and resources, organised under our new curriculum headings

(we have adopted a 'best fit' approach to this system, so you may find some resources under slightly different headings than you would expect)

My Communication

  • Whiteboards can be a great and flexible tool to support home learning. Depending on your child and their level of understanding these can be used a variety of different ways, such as a 'Now and Next' board, a flexible 'visual timetable' in conjunction with some of the symbols provided above, or a doodle or writing surface to complete number work or practice hand writing skills.

Whiteboard Ideas

  • Gina Davies uses these boards during her Attention Autism sessions and two videos showing how this is done, and why this strategy is so important can be seen by clicking on the links below. Gina Davies is a leading figure in this particular area, and many more tips can be found by looking at her Facebook page (Gina Davies Autism Centre) and her website (ginadavies.co.uk).

Gina Davies - Drawing and getting the Message Across

Gina Davies - Drawing and Making Things Easier for the Children

  • We have also added some videos of one of our class teachers explaining why whiteboards can be a useful tool and demonstrating a few of the ways that it could be used to support your child at home.

    

  • Some of our students can struggle at times of transition and a 'Now and Next' board can really help with this.'Now and Next', is a particularly useful strategy if your child or young person is struggling to cope with a larger timetable, it can be used to break down smaller pieces of information/ work/ jobs for your child. They can also add motivation to a task; for example 'now writing, next iPad'.  One of the videos below explains how the whiteboards could be used for this purpose, but below you will now also find a paper version which may be easier for some.

Now and Next Board

  • We have created a small bank of symbols specific to current circumstances which parents may find useful to help create routines or explain certain situations to their children. There is also a simple symbolised schedule which some parents may find useful to follow.

Communication Symbols - Sheet 1

Communication Symbols - Sheet 2

Simple Visual Schedule Example

  • We want to support our pupils and families individual needs. So if there are any particular symbols that you think you need to help to support your child at home that you cannot find here, then please email our communication lead, Trina, on cmacleod4nrp@nsix.org.uk and she will be able help with finding the images that you need.

  • Alternatively, you can create your own 'Widgit' account using the link and the details below which will provide new users with free and unrestricted access to 'Widgit Online' and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days. To create your own account, click on the link below and enter the code 'WIDGIT30'

Widgit Online Free Account Offer

  • We have created a visual timetable schedule based around the use of a storybook (any one from the home setting your child enjoys would work) that may be useful to help provide structure for some parents. The timetable and an explanation sheet written by one of our class teachers can be found below.

Editable Visual Timetable Example

Timetable Explanation and Ideas Sheet

  • The Signalong Charity have created a free training booklet to help support parents with signs at home and this includes instructions on how to produce 27 different signs. The booklet can be found using the link below.

Signalong Training Booklet

  • The Oak National Academy offers online lesson content based around a specialist curriculum including tutorial and lesson videos in the following areas; 'Communication and Language', 'Creative Arts', 'Independent Living', 'Numeracy', and 'Therapies'. Their is a variety of content, much of which should be suitable fr our students. A link to their site can be found below.  

The Oak National Academy - Specialist Archive

  • Our Signalong Tutor Trina has put together a short video (below) of the 15 most commonly used signs in school which we hope may help at home.

  • In the video below, Georgie reads one of Blue Class's favourite stories, "Pete the Cat -I Love My White Shoes", we hope you enjoy listening to it and maybe joining in too! There is also a link to the 'Pete the Cat' website where you will find games, activities and more stories to share.

Pete the Cat Website

  • Below you will find some links to reading comprehension worksheets and activities (Thanks to Twinkl) all about 'British Wildlife' and 'Beach Safety' which link to some of the work in the 'Blue Class Bubble' this week that you may like to try at home.

Doorstep Wildlife Reading Comprehension

Bats Reading Comprehension

Shark Fact Files

Sun Sea and Beach Safety Information Sheets

  • Below you will find some English based activities including a word search, fact cards and a reading comprehension exercise all about minibeasts that may be suitable for some of our pupils to try at home.

(Thank you to Twinkl for producing some of the resources)

Minibeasts Word Search

Bee Fact Cards

Honeybee Reading Comprehension Pack

  • 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman is one of our students favourite stories. Below you will find a reading of the story along with some dinosaur related activities to try at home.

(Thank you to Twinkl for producing some of the resources)

 

Dinosaur and Colours Ideas Sheet

Dinosaur Colouring Sheets

Dinosaur Counting Worksheet

  • Here is a reading of the book 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister and below you will find a selection of activities, including colouring sheets and making your own 'rainbow fish' out of playdough.

A Letter from the Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish Collage Template

Rainbow Fish Playdough Activity

  • Jane Fielding is a Portage 'home visitor' and she has created her own YouTube channel, where she will be posting regular videos, which can either be shared directly with children at home or be a source of ideas for parents. We have added some of her most recent videos below, where you will also find a link to her channel. We hope you find them useful.

Jane Fielding - Play a Little, Learn a Lot YouTube Channel

  • Here are a few seaside themed worksheets which will help to develop some simple phonics (phase 4) skills. (with thanks to Twinkl for creating these resources)

Phase 4 Phonics - Missing Sounds At the Seaside

  • 'Family' are a Danish based company who specialise in 'Early Years' solutions and they have produced this fantastic booklet that included the '50 Top EYFS Activity Ideas', many of which would be suitable and beneficial to use with our students.

The EYFS Activity Library - Top 50 Activities

  • Many of our students use a typing programme called 'Symwriter' when at school, which uses a combination of words and corresponding symbols to aid understanding whilst typing on a computer. If this is something you may like to try at home then a trial version can be downloaded free of charge for 21 days using the link below.

Symwriter 21 Day Free Trial

  • The Attention Autism approach can be used to introduce or teach almost any subject material, and below Hannah has produced a series of videos which uses these Attention Autism 'attention builder' techniques to explore different themes, including emotions and the Zones of Regulation system.

  • A big thank you to one of our staff members, Leah, who has produced the video below showing you some more of our students favourite Attention Autism attention grabbing activities!

  • Below you will find some lovely story readings from our music therapist. Jon, including 'The Gruffalo', The Gruffalo's Child' and 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Each story has it's own unique style and we hope you enjoy them!

   

 

  • Scholastic are offering a range of free resources and activity packs to support books by one of our favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. These are available to download using the link below.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Resources from Scholastic

  • Ian and Hannah have been working hard to produce some fun Harford Manor School Quizzes! We hope you enjoy them. Add up your correct answers and ask parents share your scores with school next time they speak to us!

 

COVID-19 Literature and Support

  • Below you will find a social story about the school closure, and two other stories linked to the current situation. One is called 'The little gnome who had to stay home' which is designed to explain why children are being asked to stay home at this time which also has a set of linked symbols which could help explain the content. The other, #Covibook, is written from the perspective of the virus and aims to reassure young people who may be worried about what they are hearing.

School Closure Social Story

The Little Gnome who had to Stay Home

The Little Gnome who had to Stay Home Symbols

#Covibook

  • One of our teachers, Georgie has also recorded her own story, explaining about the Coronavirus, why we are being asked to stay at home and the steps we can take to help keep ourselves safe and healthy, which you can watch below.

  • Below you will find a lovely video story, 'While We Can't Hug', which tries to explain social distancing to children and why they may need to act differently around their friends and loved ones during the pandemic.

  • Two more story links below from an Italian author Francesca Dall'Ara, who has written a book to explain the coronavirus to children called 'Story of the Coronavirus'. There is a version made with 'Symwriter' too.

Story of the Coronavirus Book

Story of the Coronavirus Book - Symbolised Version

  •  Please find a new set of signs from the Signalong Charity linking to COVID-19 to help with pupil understanding.

COVID-19_Signalong Signs

  •  Georgie has kindly recorded a story reading of 'The Invisible String' written by Patrice Karst, which contains a lovely message for all of our students about how we are always connected to the people we love, no matter what... We hope you enjoy it.

My Thinking

  •  Summer themed sorting and matching activities

Summer Pairs Matching Game

Winter and Summer Clothes Sorting Activity

  • Perhaps you could enjoy some 'Hide and Seek' using topic themed symbols hidden either outside (weather permitting) or around the house. They have to tick each symbol off a checklist as they find them and you will find both the symbols and checklist below to download. 

Summer Themed Symbols

Hide and Seek Symbols Checklist

  • Below you will find some money and time telling (quarter to and quarter past) worksheets which have been shared with some of our families to support learning at home which may be of interest

Counting Mixed Coins Activity

Drawing on the Times - Quarter to and Quarter Past

  • Here are a few seaside themed worksheets which will help to develop some simple money and time telling skills. (with thanks to Twinkl for creating these resources)

How Much do the Ice Creams Cost?

Telling the Time - Match the Ice Creams

Telling the Time - Summer Themed Questions

  • Please find below a selection of matching activities which can be printed and cut out to use at home. There are picture to picture matching, picture to word matching and colour matching games  and remember, you can always start with a few at a time and add more options as your child becomes familiar / confident with the task. Thank you to Hannah for producing them.

Pet Matching

Shape Matching

Teddy Matching

Transport Matching

Weather Matching

Wild Animal Matching

Car Colour Matching

Farm Animal Matching

Number Matching

Fruit Matching

Body Part Matching

  • TTS have produced several online activity books which contain a wide variety of ideas which are suitable for many of our young people. These can be downloaded using the links below

TTS Pupil Activity Book 1

TTS Pupil Activity Book 2

  • Cooking is a great way to develop thinking skills, such as following instructions, sequencing and measuring. With this in mind, 'Cooking with Claire' is here! Below you will find a selection of videos to follow along with at home!

Cookies Recipe

Rocky Road Recipe

Soda Bread Recipe

  • Claire has also created a recipe book containing many simple recipes which can be followed at home (see link below)

Harford Manor Recipe Book

Many of our pupils love to cook! Therefore we have also created a selection of symbolised recipe sheets and sequences that you may like to try too!

Cheese Straws Recipe

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Fruit Scones Recipe

Gingerbread man Recipe

Pancakes Recipe

Pittabread Pizzas Recipe

Rice Crispie Cakes Recipe

Smarties Biscuits Recipe

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Vegetable Soup Recipe

My Creativity

  • Below you will find a selection of summer based craft activities from Twinkl to try at home. Thank you to Twinkl for the resources!

Hand Print Sunflower Craft Instructions

Paper Plate Sunflower Craft Instructions

Ice Cream Cone Craft Instructions

Seaside In a Bottle Craft Instructions

Citrus Scented Rice Recipe

Summer Matching Connecting Bricks Game

Summer Sensory Bottle Instructions

  • 'Wool Web Spiders' are great fun to make combining a range of natural materials. All you need is 6 large sticksstring and some wool. Position the sticks and lash together with string in the middle then use the wool to weave in between and around the sticks to create a spiders web design. You can then add your own spider by either making a wool pom pom or by using a pine cone with stick or pipe cleaners for legs.

    

  • 'Chalk Silhouettes' are a really simple idea and can be adapted to fit any interest or topic. All you need is a pack of coloured chalks, some black paper and some white paper. Simply cut out a simple shape or patter from the white paper and place it on top of the black paper (securing with a little tac if available). Ask your child to colour / mark make over the top of the shape, then after a while simply peel away the white card to reveal the outline of the design created by the chalk strikes on the page.

          

  • 'Leaf Rubbing' is an activity many of you will have tried before but it is a great activity to explore nature either in your garden or further afield. All you will need is some paper and wax crayons to find objects with different textures and then simply place the paper over the top and rub over the top with the crayon. This can either be done whilst out and about or you can bring objects back home to create your artwork with.

    

  • More summer holiday themed activities (Thank you to Twinkl for the resources).

Summer Activity Booklet

Seaside Themed Colouring Sheets

  • Manu has kindly filmed the video below, showing how to create a sailing boat using recyclable materials. Why don't you have a go at building your own. We would love to see the pictures of your creations!

  • Here is another 'make it' video from Manu.... this time she is creating a castle using just some cardboard, paper and Pringles tubes that can then be used for some imaginative role play at home with some small world toys.

  • Below you will find a quick video with instructions about how to create your own 'blow football' game to enjoy at home.  

  • In Art it can be great fun to use common objects for unusual purposes and in the video below you will see how you can use a wax candle to draw 'invisible pictures' that are revealed when sprayed or washed over with water based paints!

 

  •  Monika has been getting creative with ice, making her own 'break out' treasures buried in ice, which can provide lots of fun and develop fine motor skills as you try to dig to the treasure and find out which toy is hidden inside! She has also been freezing a paint and water mix to use for ice painting (however you may wish to add a little more paint to the mix)! You will find the instructions and some examples in the videos below! 

     

  • 'Twinkl' have released a sound sensory bottle pack which would could be great fun to try at home. Thank you again to 'Twinkl' for the instruction sheets below!

Clink Clank Sound Sensory Bottle

Ding Dong Sound Sensory Bottle

Rustle Rustle Sound Sensory Bottle

Splashy Sound Sensory Bottle

Thud Thud Sound Sensory Bottle

  • Becky has created a two sheets of simple ideas based around our one of our school topics, 'summer'. One is full of art ideas and the other is sensory based. Have a go at some of the techniques and share your experiences/masterpieces via email with your class teachers!

Summer Themed Art Ideas

Summer Themed Sensory Ideas

  • Manu, has created two short videos demonstrating how you can use objects found around your garden or on walks to create some lovely pieces of artwork! 

     

  • Below are some videos from Monika, who wanted to share some simple art techniques  which can easily be replicated at home.

     

  • For those 'rainy days' we have created a sheet of possible activities to keep our young people active and engaged inside. These ideas should work particularly well for primary aged students or could easily adapted to suit older needs. We hope you find them fun!

Rainy Day Activity Ideas

  • Some of the Blue Class team have recorded a few art videos to enjoy at home. Georgie explains how to make a magic rainbow (in true 'Art Attack' fast motion style) and Tracy has created two 'spinning top art' videos, which is a popular activity in many classes, one using pens and another using paints. They are strangely hypnotic and relaxing!

 

     

  • We have produced sheets with ideas for some homemade messy play and fine motor skills activities using household objects too

Homemade Messy Play and Fine Motor Skills Resources

Rubber Playdough Recipe

Coloured Rice Method

How My World Works

  • Some of our classes have been learning about creatures under the sea and below you will find a selection of linked activities, including fact cards and word searches. (Thank you to Twinkl for creating the resources)

Under The Sea Fact Cards

Under the Sea Questions and Answers

Under the Sea Word Search (Simple)

Under the Sea Word Search (Advanced)

Under the Sea Mindfulness Colouring Sheets

  •  Below you will find a lovely video story from Nick Sharratt called 'Look What I Found', all about a trip to the seaside and instructions about how to make a summer themed sensory bottle courtesy of 'Twinkl'. This could help develop an understanding of 'sealife' and habitats.

Summer Sensory Bottle Instructions

Summer Sensory Bottle Labels

  • Below you will find some ideas to try at home all about flowers including a scavenger hunt challenge and craft activities (with thanks to Twinkl for creating this resource) . 

Flowers Challenge Sheet

Flower Hunt Checklist

  • We have also added a wider nature themed scavenger hunt sheet below (with thanks to Twinkl for creating this resource).

Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt

  • Below you will find 3 different variations on a 'bug hunt' checklist to use either in the garden or when you are out and about enjoying a nature trail. There is a symbol version, a word version and a challenge sheet where you have to find a certain number of each of the bugs... Happy hunting!

Bug Hunt Symbols

Bug Hunt Words

Bug Hunt Quantities

  • Below you will find a link to a document published by Flo Longhorn titled 'Special Apps for Very Special Learners', which includes a list of recommended tablet applications that are user friendly and accessible for many of our students. She also shares ideas for  sensory play and fine motor skills development.

Flo Longhorn - Special Apps for Very Special Learners

Me and My Body

  • Active Norfolk have put together some resources to help people with a disability to stay active at home, which improves physical health as well as boosting mental wellbeing. They have a range of ideas and instructional videos on their website and the link for this can be found below.

Active Norfolk Home Exercise Help

  • Some of our families have been asking for some facial features and body parts symbols, so we have created the sheet below to help with this.

Body Parts and Facial Features Symbols

  • Yoga Gems is a local company dedicated to delivering tailored yoga and relaxation sessions for children to help them feel happy, content and comfortable in their own skin. They offer both online and open air sessions and more details can be found on their website below.

Yoga Gems

  • 'Mini Me Yoga' are offering free support  and professionals, so that we can help ALL children to stay balanced, focused and happy, together. They have created a FREE Facebook group which is open to ALL, where they will be sharing yoga games, breathing exercises, wellbeing activities, craft ideas, recipes, top tips and more. A link to this page can be found below.

Mini Me Mental Wellbeing Facebook Page

The Fizzy and Clever Hands Programme has been developed by therapists from the Kent Community NHS Trust. The programmes are recommended by occupational therapy for schools to use to assist in the development of motor skills for those children who find this challenging and they may be useful to try at home during the lockdown. It has three stages:

  • Beginners (level 1)

  • Intermediate (level 2)

  • Advanced (level 3)

Further information can be found by clicking  here  and the instruction and information leaflets for each of these programmes can be found below:

Body Awareness - Level One

Body Awareness - Level Two

Body Awareness - Level Three

Clever Hands - Level One

Clever Hands - Level Two

Clever Hands - Level Three

Ball Skills - Level One

Ball Skills - Level Two

Ball Skills - Level Three

Balance - Level One

Balance - Level Two

Balance - Level Three

  • One of our teachers, Valentina, has kindly recorded a video to explain and demonstrate 'Story Massage' with a example set to the rhyme Twinkle Twinkle.

  • Please find another update below from Valentina with some new 'story massage' techniques below.

  • Valentina has produced another 'story massage'demonstration, this time with a bedtime story, we hope you enjoy trying it at home. Further information and explanation can be found in her previous videos posted below.

  • The Anna Freud Centre have produced the booklet below with activities and ideas to help support and promote children's positive mental health. Some activities may not be suitable for all our pupils but could be a starting point or adapted to try at home. 

Selfcare Activity Pack

  • One of our parents has asked for some advice regarding supporting children with sleeping habits and bedtime routines, so we thought we would share some information leaflets from 'The Children's Sleep Charity' below. We hope others may find them useful too.

The Children's Sleep Charity - General Information

The Children's Sleep Charity - Sleep and Diet Information

The Children's Sleep Charity - Relaxation Tips for Bedtime

The Children's Sleep Charity - How to Create a Calm Bedroom

The Children's Sleep Charity Bedtime Routines

More information can be found on their website by clicking on the link below:

The Children's Sleep Charity - Website

  • Below you will find some 'Dancercise' videos from one of our staff members, Becky, We hope you all enjoy and join in with her videos!

  

  • One of our students is starting to shave and is learning about facial hair and body changes in puberty. Below you will find some links and resources we have shared with his family which may be of use for others.

(Please note due to the nature of this topic, some of the content or images below may not be appropriate for all young people)

Information for Boys about Puberty

Puberty Information for Boys (Twinkl e-book)

Web MD - Facts about Growing Facial Hair

* Razor review and test video included as this is the model the pupil this looking to purchase

  • Georgie has created the video below with a special song and some playdough fun to help develop our fine motor skills. We have also included the song lyrics and a playdough recipe too!

Playdough Song Lyrics

Rubber Playdough Recipe

  • As long as COVID-19 restrictions allow, why don't you try the new 'Active Norfolk' Activity Finder, which helps you locate and preview a huge variety of different activities, which can be either accessed remotely from your own home or out in your local area.

Active Norfolk Activity Finder

  •  A big thank you to Georgia from 'Sensi' for this lovely 'yoga story version' of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We have also re-posted our Music Therapists animated version of the same story below. Enjoy!

  •  The 'Norfolk Virtual School Games' offers a variety of challenges based around different sports which can be tried at home. Take a look at the videos below for more details.

Norfolk Virtual School Games Challenges

  • At Harford Manor 'Sensory Circuits' are frequently used with many of our students and can be beneficial in helping pupils to be well regulated and ready to learn. Each circuit contains three sections, 'Alerting', 'Organising' and 'Calming' activities and these can be easily adapted to suit the particular needs of individual children. Below you will find some information about how the concept of sensory circuits is interpreted and used at Harford Manor School, along with a fantastic video from one of our team, Sammy, with some ideas and demonstrations. We hope you find this useful.

Sensory Circuits at Harford Manor

  

  • Following on from Hannah's explanation and Sam's demonstration video all about Sensory Circuits / Diets above, you will find some further information about this subject from Bill Nason below, who has published books and hosts a Facebook profile called 'The Autism Discussion Page' where these details were kindly shared. We hope many of you may find them useful. 

Sensory Diet Information from Bill Nason

  • Our P.E. lead Darren has recommended that those looking for some ideas to keep active at home take a look at the Norfolk Schools Sport Partnership website, as they have lots of free resources available. There resources are split into 4 main categories and links to each of these pages can be found below.

P.E. Home Learning

60 Second Challenges

Active Breaks

Health and Wellbeing

  • Our Play Therapist, Valentina, has created this 'creative visualisation' video for you to try at home, which should help you and/or your child have some mental and physical relaxation. We hope you enjoy it! 

  • 'Boogie Beebies' on the BBC website is recommended for our younger students, and a website called 'Go Noodle' has a range of work outs and activities suitable for many. This website is free for parents to sign up to. Both can be found with the links below.

Boogie Beebies

Go Noodle Website

  • We have now created an additional page of resources and activity ideas based around 'The Zones of Regulation' which some parents may find useful. This will be updated on a regular basis and a link has been added to the top of this page for easy future access. Alternatively you can click on the icon below.

 

My Community

  • Milo our school dog has been able to get out and visit his friends for a play date. You can watch his day of fun in the video below!

  • Ever wanted to Take a walk in someone else's shoes, well now you can in this fun video from Valentina.... Can you guess where she went?

  • Below you will find a short list of local Norfolk attractions that you may wish to consider visiting if and when current COVID-19 restrictions allow. Please plan your trips carefully and check websites / local information before visiting.

Norfolk Places To Visit

  • High Ash Farm is located just outside Norwich City Centre and is a great destination for walks and dedicated nature trails / conservation areas. Why not pay them a visit and follow one of their many walking trails to see what you can find? For further information, click on their logo below!

  • The Assist Trust have also published a list of links and ideas to help families keep active during the current restrictions. Their list of suggestions can be found below.

Assist Trust - Ideas to Keep Active at Home

  • Despite travel restrictions and lockdowns, with a bit of imagination it is still possible to visit many famous landmarks, zoos, museums, aquariums and even space from the comfort of your sofa using this list of 'virtual Tours' below. Destinations include the Tate Galleries, Barcelona;s Camp Nou, The Pyramids of Egypt and even Mars!

Over 60 Virtual Tours and Trips

  • For some of our parents, taking their children shopping is a necessity not a choice but this shopping can be a particular challenge for many of our young people. Below you will find some symbolised shopping lists which could be combined with pictures, words or food symbols as a visual aid to make this job more engaging and even an additional learning activity, asking them to match symbols to the products they see, or ticking off items as they go into the trolley. If you need any symbols to support with this then please contact Trina on cmacleod4nrp@nsix.org.uk with your requirements.

Shopping Lists