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At Home with Special Educational Needs

Suggestions for home learning and support at home

On this page, you will find ideas for supporting children with Special Educational Needs while they are learning at home. These include a range of websites which can be accessed by clicking on the pictures below. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Stanford via email ( if you have any queries regarding any of these suggestions or if you would welcome further advice.


A free information book, illustrated by the Gruffalo illustrator, has recently been released. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

  • What is the coronavirus?
  • How do you catch the coronavirus?
  • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
  • Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
  • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
  • Why are some places we normally go to closed?
  • What can I do to help?
  • What’s going to happen next?

A free copy of the book can be downloaded here, or by clicking on the picture above.

Support with learning

Nessy offers a range of resources to develop phonic understanding, including dyslexia friendly computer games. A free home trial is available and Nessy are currently offering a discounted parent pack:

Phonics Play is currently free to use while schools are closed:

Some free ebooks are available on the Oxford Owl Website:

Click on the Suffolk Local Offer link to find a wealth of home learning suggestions and advice.

Ideas to support learning with Dyslexia

Mrs Cook (Specialist LSA for Dyslexia) has recommended the following activities:

  • Make a set of alphabet cards and use them to spell words.
  • Use wooden letters, plastic letters or magnetic foam letters to play games linked to spelling words.
  • Make the alphabet and practise putting the alphabet in order.
  • Practise spelling the days of the week and months of the year
  • Play memory games (any memory games are good) e.g. ‘I packed my bag’ and matching pairs

There are lots of resources and suggestions online such as on the ‘Dyslexia Ideas’ Facebook group. 

Crossbow Education (a supplier of tinted paper products to support Irlens Syndrome) have a selection of Dyslexia Friendly, free downloads ready to use at home or school. Covering a selection of English skills, they can be found by clicking on the link here: 

Speech and Language support

An exciting new parent portal has recently been set up, offering parents free speech and language advice, resources and activities.

Support linked to Wellbeing and the Autistic Spectrum

In addition to the resources which are available on the National Autistic Society website, there are a number of resources and social stories available online to help children on the spectrum to understand and manage the current situation.

For example: 

Read the story of Dave the Dog to explain the current situation to children



There is a wealth of information and guidance available via Mrs Carol Naunton, our Family Liaison Officer:

Access Mrs Naunton's Page here.

home learning Advice from Suffolk virtual school

Please take a look at this useful document by clicking on the picture: