As we continue to adapt and work together to navigate life and learning at home for the short term, we acknowledge that home is not school, and students and parents will need to adapt to a new style of learning.

SPELD SA have put together the following to support our community:

Free Daily Schedules 

SPELD SA has created two daily schedules to support parents and students to establish a regular and manageable structure to use within the home for Years R – 4 and Years 4 - 7. Download buttons can be found below.

They include a literacy and numeracy focus and provide opportunities for physical movement and independent activities, followed by a page with links to recommended websites to support each of the sessions.

At the bottom of the R - 4 schedule you will find a motivation chart. Younger students can negotiate to receive a reward when they have coloured all 3 stars as they follow their daily schedule and receive parent feedback.

Click here to download the R-4 Home Learning Schedule

Click here to download the 4-7 Home Learning Schedule

SPELD SA Tutors

SPELD SA has a register of private tutors who can work with individual students online. Tutors are registered teachers with additional training and expertise in working with children with specific learning difficulties and disabilities. Sessions are normally attended weekly for one hour. Go to our Online Tutoring Page to find out how to register.

Creating a Home Learning Environment

The following tips maybe helpful for parents faced with the task of educating their child at home.

One of the first tasks that you might do with your child is to create a home learning space. Here are some
tips and tricks for getting your learning space set up and ready to go to succeed!

  • It is important to pick a learning space that your child feels comfortable and can focus on their
    learning.
  • This space needs to be a quiet area and with minimal distractions, make sure the television is
    turned off during learning times!
  • It is important the home learning space is where you can support your child’s learning as much as
    possible and allow you to monitor their online learning.
  • Display a learning schedule – your child will be familiar with routines from school and this helps to
    provide some structure and predictability.
  • Ensure your child is organised before each lesson and wearing appropriate clothing.
  • Make sure regular breaks and opportunities for movement (if possible outdoor) are included
    throughout the day.
When creating a home learning environment, consider:
  • A table or desk to work at with a suitable chair
  • Access to the materials (pens, paper), resources that may have been sent home or technology that
    may be required for learning.
  • Remove items that may be distracting for example – toys, I-pad, mobile phone etc.
  • Choose a space that is less likely to be distracted by other household activities/noise
  • Create a clear space that is open and organized
  • Use a clock or timer nearby the learning space for students to self-monitor themselves.
If your child is accessing learning online or via video conferencing, ensure they:
  • Are aware and understand cyber safety protocols and video conferencing etiquette
  • Demonstrate respectful, responsible and appropriate conduct online as they would in the school
    environment.
  • Do not accept invitations from platforms they do not know the identity of the person making the
    request.
  • Do not post their own personal details or those belonging to others online.
  • Report any kind of online bullying or negative behavior to the school

e-Newsletters

Issue 1 Includes:

  • Includes articles from Core Knowledge Foundation
  • Free Readers and Maths Resources from Oxford Owl
  • Scholastic Learn at Home Free Resources
  • Magic Dice

Issue 2 Includes:

  • SPELD SA Music and Movement YouTube Channel
  • Free Resources from PLD
  • Typing Tutorials
  • Audible by Amazon free Access

Issue 3 Includes:

  • The Body Coach - Movement breaks for kids
  • The world of David Walliams
  • Department for Education - Our Learning SA
  • Little Learners Love Literacy Free Resources

Issue 4 Includes:

  • Calm Kids Central video for kids on coping with the worries about Coronavirus
  • Nessy educational YouTube Channels
  • Jolly Phonics Lessons App
  • Sounds~Write on Helping your child to Read and Write
  • "Captain Underpants" Dav Pilkey's "At Home" virtual classes on Drawing, Reading and more..

Issue 5 Includes:

  • Letters and Sounds - from the Department for Education UK
  • Phonics Play Comics - Free Access to Resources
  • The Gruffalo
  • Alphablocks & Numberblocks
  • Talk 4 Writing - Home School Booklets for Foundation to Year 8

Issue 6 Includes:

  • Phonic Books UK Free Decodable books and resources
  • State Library Free downloadable board games
  • Jolly Phonics Whiteboard - Free to use until 31 July 2020
  • ABC's Gardening Australia interview with Daniel, a young man with Dyspraxia

Have a look at the e-Newsletters to find many more resources and subscribe to our e-Newsletter HERE for future updates.

 

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SPELD SA would like to acknowledge the support of the Douglas Whiting Trust in the development of this website.

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