Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of the curriculum. Here you'll find resources and activities suitable for all children, but particularly relevant for those with SEND. Further links can also be found on the SEND Information section of this website.

Latest news

Families can now use direct payments to help with home learning resources. More info here.

Children with autism or a learning disability can now exercise more than once a day and beyond their local area. More info here.

Up-to-date information from Devon County Council about a range of SEND needs, provision etc can be found here.

Cognition and Learning

If your child has been given a login, they can access nessy.com here.

Letter Join is an online tool which can model and support your child's handwriting development. 

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Click on this guide for steps to access Letter Join from a computer, tablet or iPad at home.

Your child will know if they have school access to reading eggs. 

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Even if they don't, as a parent, you can also sign up for a 2-4 week free trial which your child can try!  Click on the image to try today! 


All children have access to  times table and division facts via their TT Rockstars login (this is the same as their numbots login).

The British Dyslexia Association has home home learning resources and a webinar about supporting children with dyslexia at home.

Numbots is a fantastic maths app which supports addition and subtraction! You can download onto tablets, phones and ipads. Once logged in, children can play & develop their maths skills independently. 

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Mathletics offers structured step by step instructions of Year 2 maths targets. 

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Whilst schools are closed, phonics play are offering free access to parents & carers. This is a great site to support your child's language development.

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Whilst schools are closed, white rose maths, which we follows as a school are offering free home learning and resources.

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BBC Bitesize has lots of resources for children of all ages and abilities.

The National Maritime Museum has regular live interactive talks/videos/tours.

Lots of museums/galleries/zoos/theme parks are offering free virtual tours. See a selection here.

TTS has some free home learning packs with lots of hands-on/practical activities.

Communication and Interaction

Developing speech sounds

Developing understanding and vocabulary

Attention and listening games

Speech and Language Link (the programme we use in school for speech and language interventions) are offering free activities and resources to parents. A great resource!

World Autism Awareness Week took place on March 30th - April 5th. Access a range of resources here.

Social, Emotional, Mental Health

Mindful brain breaks

Coronovirus social stories - EYFS/KS1

Coronovirus social story - KS2

Mindfulness challenge cards

Helping children cope with anxiety

Cosmic Kids has loads of great yoga and mindfulness sessions for kids. 

Here's a social story about coming back to school after the closures.

Here's some information and resources about supporting children who have lost a loved one.


Here's lots of activities to build fine and gross motor skills.

Fine motor skills

Proprioceptive activities

Scissor skills

Using both sides of the body

Handwriting activities

Ball skills

Balance activities

Core stability

Learning Through Landscapes has loads of outdoor learning ideas for different ages.

Real PE login details

Our school PE scheme Real PE has opened up it's bank of daily and weekly resources for all ages for parents/carers to use at home! Click on the logo for more info, plus a useful video can be found here.

Check out BBC Dance Mat and Doorway Online for free typing practice.

The National Maritime Museum's You Tube page has a number of relaxing videos showing fish with calming music.

Visual resources

Weekly timetable

Daily timetable

Now/next taskboard

Emotion cards/visuals

We use Widgit Online for our visual resources in school. They currently have a free 21 day trial for parents, or email sendco@southmead.devon.sch.uk and we'll happly email you any visuals that you need.

Here are some Widgit visuals related to Coronovirus. Contact us if you would like them in a different size/format.

Devon Information Advice and Support (DIAS) has a Coronovirus FAQ page for information about SEND support while your child is not at school. 

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