Weblinks for Home Learning - SEND

Speech and Language, Communication and Interaction 

OAK Academy communication and language lessons

https://en.commtap.org/primary – A directory of activities and resources to support development of specific speech and language and communication needs. Searchable by age, phase, subject, target and level of attainment. 

The Communication Trust – A range of resources to help parents develop children’s speech and language needs. 

I can. org – Games and activities to support speech and language needs. 

Call Scotland – A guide to android apps to support complex communication needs. 

PECS – Activities to support children and parents using PECS (Picture Exchange) 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 

ELSA– A range of resources, games etc. to support different areas of mental health; anxiety, anger, emotions, mindfulness etc. 

Managing Change– Resources aimed at autistic pupils but could be used with others to support change, particularly around COVID 19. 

Social Stories – A range of social stories and resources around a lot of different life issues, including COVID 19, that can be used to support children’s understanding. 

Book of Beasties – Create a free account to access activities and resources to support mindfulness and wellbeing. 

Young Minds – Resources, information and a Parent Helpline to support children with mental health and wellbeing. 

Anna Freud – help and support for children and parents. Useful resources include a self-care guide for parents and carers.

Understood.org – A selection of games to play to build children’s social and emotional awareness. 


General Links

Doorway Online: https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/

Doorway Online is a collection of free and highly accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently. Each activity has a range of accessibility and difficulty options. Options include Literacy, Number, Time and Money, Typing, Memory and Matching

SEN Teacher: https://www.senteacher.org/

SEN Teacher online includes downloadable, accessible and differentiated resources. All for free!

Shiny Learning: http://www.shinylearning.co.uk/freegames/

A variety of online games designed to strengthen hand-eye coordination, understand cause and effect games, increase focus and attention etc.

Ian Bean: https://www.ianbean.co.uk/senict-multisensory/

Links to multi-sensory stories and teaching resources.


Accessible games and activities. Choice to use characters from film and tv.

British Council – https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

LearnEnglishKids has a number of interactive resources, including games and videos.


The cBeebies website has a ‘Topics’ section with lots of resources for different areas of the curriculum linked to popular cbeebies characters. There are also ‘Puzzles and Quizzes’ and ‘Make and Colour’ sections with lots to do.


Phonics Bloom – https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Follow the links for free game and activities for Phase 1 to 5 phonics in line with the National Curriculum

Please ensure that if your child is online that they are supervised especially if they are carrying out internet searches. School recommend that you use Safe Search Kids https://www.safesearchkids.com/