Holy Family Catholic School

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SEND Information


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo): Miss Sarah Scott email sarah.scott@salford.gov.uk


There are four broad areas of need: communication and interaction, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and sensory and physical need.


SEN Support for Parents - Click link for websites and advice regarding various areas of SEN.


SEN Home Learning - Resources below to support children across the four main areas of need.


Communication and Interaction

Advice and resources regarding Speech, Language and Communiction can be sought from NHS Speak Up Salford



Speech and Language (SaLT) Blank Level Guide

The following Blank Level Home Learning Packs have been produced by Salford's Speech and Language Therapy service.

SaLT Blank Level 1

SaLT Blank Level 2

SaLT Blank Level 3

SaLT Blank Level 4

SaLT Level 4 resource inference

SaLT Level 4 resource why? because


In addition to the above, links and resources below are useful to support language and communication skills:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people - recommended by Salford's NHS Speech and Language Service

Try the free app Bitsboard.

Visit http://www.do2learn.com

Have a look at the resources on: https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/free-materials/

Colourful Semantics have a wealth of resources for free to support early language and sentence construction: https://integratedtreatmentservices.co.uk/our-approaches/speech-therapy-approaches/colourful-semantics-2/

The Communication Trust has many links to different resources for parents as well as schools (some free) as well as offering some free training which is very interesting: https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/

 Silly sentence maker

Name 5 things

Inference cards


Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Get moving with Joe Wicks' PE sessions or Cosmic Yoga each day.

Dough Disco is great for fine motor skills - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw

BBC Dancemat supports typing skills - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Take a look at a range of activities and resources below:

Fine Motor Skills


Scissor Skills


Pencil control


Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills-2


Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

Information about Mental health in children: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people

Mental health and wellbeing resources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/teach/childrens-mental-health-week-2019/zk37bdm

Wellbeing apps can useful to teach children calming strategies: https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-wellbeing-apps-for-kids

Brilliant wellbeing activities below are suitable for all:

Wellbeing pack

My 'I can' Journal

If i'm-feeling...I can...

Mindfulness challenge cards

Feelings chart

I am an amazing person

Emoji Self-assessment

Feeling anxious cards

A Jar of Courage

Grounding technique


ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition)

Many of the activities found under the SaLT, SEMH and Motor Skills headings may be useful too.

Free sensory planning with multisensory activities and messy play can be found here: https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources-1

www.timestables.co.uk is a great alternative to TTRockstars. There is no requirement for login details and children do not have the time pressure that some find tricky.

Social Thinking can provide free resources: https://www.socialthinking.com/free-stuff/books-thinksheets

Resources below:

Visual Timetable

Calming Myself Poster

Emotions sorting

Emotions game

Food Idioms

Animal Idioms

Sensory Break Dice

Sensory Activities

Colour Hunt

Spring Hunt

Meeting Sensory Needs


Cognition and Learning

Dyslexia and Processing

SOS Spelling is a Dyslexia friendly approach to learning spelling. Follow the link for a useful guide: http://bettertuition.co.uk/simultaneous-oral-spelling/

www.timestables.co.uk is a great alternative to TTRockstars. There is no requirement for login details and children do not have the time pressure that some find tricky.

Complete some of the listen and do activities which support memory. 

Listen & Do-2-word

Listen & Do-2-word (2)

Listen & Do-3-word

Listen & Do-3-word (2)

Listen & Do-4-word

Listen & Do-4-word (2)

Listen & Do-5-word

Listen & Do-5-word (2)

Listen & Do-Advanced

Listen & Do-Advanced (2)

Listen & Do-Advanced (3)

Listen & Do-Advanced (4)


Maths and English KS1 (Basics)

Look at the activities below for basic skills practice.

Maths -Number Formation

Maths - Ordering to 20

Maths - one-more or less up to 10

Maths - Number bonds to 10 or 20 challenges

Maths - I spy and add to 20

Maths - Create your own addition

Maths - Number bonds to 10 or 20 challenges

Maths - Counting to 10

Maths - Addition-to-10

Maths - Counting in 2s

Maths - Counting in 10s

English Reading Comprehension

English Reading Comprehension - 2 key words

English Reading Comprehension- 4 key words

English Following instructions game

English -100 high frequency words

English -Alphabet Matching

English - Writing a story prompts

English - Letter Formation

English -CVC booklet

English - CVCC and CCVC booklet


Maths and English KS2 (Basics)

Look at the activities below for basic skills practice.

Maths Revision booklet

Maths Revision booklet -answers

Maths - Addition-and-subtraction

Maths - Multiplication and division questions

Maths - multiplication and division -answers

 Maths Division - questions

Maths Division -answers

English Spring English booklet

English Spring English Booklet -answers

English Picture Writing Prompts

English - Correct the Sentence

English - Spelling Pack

English -Spelling Wordsearch


SEND Information

 SEND Information Report

SEND Policy

SEND local offer

To access the Local Authority Local Offer pageclick here 


Salford’s ‘Local Offer’ for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities

If you have children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, visit www.salford.gov.uk/localoffer You’ll find a huge range of information on things like health services, things to do, support and advice, travel and transport, getting involved and having your say and much more. Every council in the UK has a Local Offer to help you take more control over how your child’s needs are met, keep you informed and help you make the most of services and support in your area.


SEND Coffee Mornings

We held our first SEN Coffee Morning on 3rd October. Thank you for joining us, we hope you found this useful and informative. Our Coffee Morning's are to be informal gatherings for parents, staff and even parents of future Holy Family pupils to discuss what we do for our SEN children in school and as an opportunity to chat to other parents and share advice / tips. 

We will update the page with a date for our next coffee morning in the New Year and looking forward to seeing you then.