FE – Personal Progress

29th June 2020 - Daily Activities
22nd June 2020

Sensory Circuits

Sensory circuits is completed by Personal Progress most days in F.E.

Students are familiar with the session and can complete with minimal support.

Sensory Circuits is a set of physical activities that provide regular and controlled input to specific sensory-motor systems enabling children to be energised or calmed so that they can get the most out their day. Download the track listing below, which also has links to the songs on Youtube and description of movements.

Download Sensory Circuits

 

Pegging Washing out

Pegging the Washing out – Download instructions

15th June 2020

Over the next few days, continue with the exact same routine as in the previous post. The only difference is that I would like you to change one of the three tasks that you have been doing. Don’t change the task you changed in the previous post as this task will still need repetitive practise. Swap a task that your child has grown in independence with and change it for a new one. This should mean you have two new tasks and one older familiar task for the next few days. This routine should include: 

A daily Sensory circuits session (preferably in the morning)

Three simple daily tasks that can be done in the home with increasing independence the more your child follows the daily routine e.g. making the bed, setting the table, washing pots (this can be adapted to a sensory activity of emptying and filling containers in a bowl of warm washing up water outside to prevent mess!)     

A listen and move session (preferably around 1pm – 2pm)

As previously advised, try to do this at the same time everyday so that your child will learn to anticipate when it will happen. This will also be excellent preparation for your child when we aim to return to school hopefully in the not so distant future as establishing a routine now with simple expectations and activities will ensure a smooth transition for your child. 

Download – jobs

11th June 2020

As in the previous post, continue over the next few days with the routine you should hopefully be establishing now. This routine should include:
A daily Sensory circuits session (preferably in the morning).

By now you should have established three simple daily tasks that can be done in the home with increasing independence the more your child follows the daily routine e.g. making the bed, setting the table, washing pots (this can be adapted to a sensory activity of emptying and filling containers in a bowl of warm washing up water outside to prevent mess!) I would now like you to change one of the tasks to a different one e.g.if your child is now really good at setting the table, change to a different task e.g. watering the plants. It is important that you keep the other two tasks the same so as not to introduce too much change in one go. Good luck.

A listen and move session (preferably around 1pm – 2pm).

As previously advised, try to do this at the same time everyday so that your child will learn to anticipate when it will happen. This will also be excellent preparation for your child when we aim to return to school hopefully in the not so distant future as establishing a routine now with simple expectations and activities will ensure a smooth transition for your child.

Download – Jobs

8th June 2020

As in the previous post, continue over the next few days with the routine you should hopefully be establishing now. This routine should include: 

A daily Sensory circuits session (preferably in the morning)

Three simple daily tasks that can be done in the home with increasing independence the more your child follows the daily routine e.g. making the bed, setting the table, washing pots (this can be adapted to a sensory activity of emptying and filling containers in a bowl of warm washing up water outside to prevent mess!) 

A listen and move session (preferably around 1pm – 2pm)

As previously advised, try to do this at the same time everyday so that your child will learn to anticipate when it will happen. This will also be excellent preparation for your child when we aim to return to school hopefully in the not so distant future as establishing a routine now with simple expectations and activities will ensure a smooth transition for your child. 

4th June 2020

For the next few days continue with the same routine you established as directed in the 21st May post with your three chosen activities at specific times. Continue to insert the daily Sensory circuits session as suggested in the previous post.

Now add in a Listen and Move session in the afternoon wherever suits your daily routine by following the instructions and CD given to you on the 20th March. As with the Sensory Circuits, try to do this at the same time everyday so that your child will learn to anticipate when it will happen.

1st June 2020

For the next few days continue with the same routine you have established in the previous post with your three chosen activities at specific times. In addition, insert a Sensory circuits session to do as part of your daily routine. Try to do this at the same time everyday so that your child will learn to anticipate when it will happen.  A good time to do it, is in the morning, as an energising and familiar activity. Please find the sensory circuits instructions and playlist below.    

Download – Sensory Circuits

21st May 2020

Over the next few days plan a routine with your child that will be suitable for how you as a family conduct your day.

Choose three activities from the enclosed sheet and arrange to do them at the same time each day e.g. 9am, 11am and 2pm. Make sure it is possible for you to maintain this routine for a whole week as these three time slots will be the foundation on which we will build other activities around in following posts.

Download – Practising routines

All activities are activities your child has done in previous posts or skills they have learnt at school so this is consolidation and over learning of skills. Pick activities for different reasons e.g. pick a walk if you want to do a family activity.  Choose an activity you know your child can do if you wish him/her to increase in independence e.g. setting the table, exploring different textures in a bowl. Perhaps select an activity they can do with a sibling e.g. playing catch with a ball for 5 minutes. Also included is a planning sheet to insert the 3 times in the day you wish your child to do the activities with a space to put the symbol of the activity your child is going to do at each allotted time. Remember to choose times that suit how you as a family conduct your day e.g. perhaps setting the table at a time when you have dinner – 5pm.   Choose activities you know your child will enjoy or be motivated by.     

18th May 2020

Over the next few days encourage your child to think about the environment by assisting with short daily tasks following the guidance below.

Download – Environmental projects

14th May 2020

This is a recap of daily skills and sensory experiences as first posted on the 26th March. 

Download – Daily tasks

Download – Sensory activities

Observe your child doing these activities:

Is your child quicker at doing the jobs now he/she is more familiar with the tasks? Is their independence in the task increasing? 

Is your child more responsive to the sensory activities? Are there any new responses? If so what are they?

11th May 2020

Sensory Circuits

Continue with the Sensory Circuits programme for the next few days in order to practise and consolidate skills. Please do this with your child daily in order to achieve the full benefit of the exercises. the playlist and movements can be downloaded.

Play dough

Your play dough from a few posts ago will need replacing by now so make some more play dough for your family members. Or simply enjoy it as a sensory task.

Please find written instructions with a set of useful communication in print instructions to aid your child’s independence. 

If kept in an air tight tub or bag the play dough should last up to a week.   

Download Make your own playdough instructions 

Download making play dough(Communication In Print instructions)

7th May 2020

Sensory Circuits

This is a recap of the 23rd March post in order to practise and consolidate skills. Please do this with your child daily in order to achieve the full benefit of the exercises. the playlist and movements can be downloaded.

Pegging out the washing

How many times this week can you peg out the washing? Download Instructions

4th May 2020

1. Reread the book ‘What is in the kitchen?’ with your child.

2. Then read it through a second time doing one of the following things whichever is most suitable for your child’s learning and ability:
• As last month, encourage your child to find the object from where it is in your house and place it on the photo and then return it to the correct place. Do you notice progress since last month?
• Handle each object with your child as you read the book with them, touch and feeling them saying the name of the object over and over.
• Read the book through and encourage your child to find that object on their AAC device or pecs book.

I recommend you do this every day in order to consolidate learning and so that these skills can be built on in the coming weeks.

3. Choose a kitchen task to do with your child using an object from the book. E.g. Grating cheese using a cheese grater, mixing a sauce using a bowl and a spoon. Do a different one each day or the same for a few days and then change it – whatever suits the learning of your child the best.

4. Help to make a simple snack or tea by using three skills e.g. stirring a mixture with a bowl and spoon, grate a food item with a grater and peel a vegetable with a peeler.

23rd April 2020

Make some play dough for your family members. Or simply enjoy it as a sensory task.

Please find written instructions with a set of useful communication in print instructions to aid your child’s independence. 

If kept in an air tight tub or bag the play dough should last up to a week.   

Download Make your own playdough instructions 

Download making play dough(Communication In Print instructions)

2nd April 2020 - Daily Activities
26th March 2020

Read the book ‘What is in the kitchen?’  with your child.

Then read it through a second time doing one of the following things whichever is most suitable for your child’s learning and ability:

  • Encourage your child to find the object from where it is in your house and place it on the photo and then return it to the correct place.
  • Handle each object with your child as you read the book with them, touch and feeling them saying the name of the object over and over.
  • Read the book through and encourage your child to find that object on their AAC device or pecs book.

I recommend you do this every day in order to consolidate learning and so that these skills can be built on in the coming weeks.

Choose a kitchen task to do with your child using an object from the book. E.g. Grating cheese using a cheese grater, mixing a sauce using a bowl and a spoon. Do a different one each day or the same for a few days and then change it – whatever suits the learning of your child the best.

23rd March 2020

Sensory Circuits

Sensory circuits is completed by Personal Progress most days in F.E.

Students are familiar with the session and can complete with minimal support.

Sensory Circuits is a set of physical activities that provide regular and controlled input to specific sensory-motor systems enabling children to be energised or calmed so that they can get the most out their day. Download the track listing below, which also has links to the songs on Youtube and description of movements.

Download Sensory Circuits

 

Pegging Washing out

Pegging the Washing out – Download instructions

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