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Kingsham Primary School

General support for lockdown

 

Setting a routine at home

It’s normal for a lack of routine and structure to make children feel anxious and upset, especially if they have special educational needs and disabilities. If your child’s no longer going to school, creating a routine is helpful.

It’s important to include your child when thinking about how you structure the day. Examples, which can be found at the bottom of the page, include: 

  • Now, Next, Then' board using pictures to show what’s happening now, next and then. 
  • A visual timetable, using pictures to plan the day. If the whole day is too much to focus on, a timetable could be made for a morning or an afternoon instead. 
  • A weekly schedule or timetable, to show key things to look forward to on different days.
  • A reward chart - this can be used to praise your child when completing activities. 

Parental support

During the pandemic, it can be challenging and isolating for parents or carers. Online communities such as Reaching Families can be a great way to connect with other parents and carers while staying at home. You can sign up to Reaching Families' Facebook page here. 

Worrying about your child’s care is natural. If things are tough, don’t struggle alone. If you’d like to talk to someone for advice at school, please get in contact with your child's class teacher, SENDCO or senior leader.

You can also access support through West Sussex services. These include:

Family Information Service

Providing up to date information to all families on activities, services and childcare.

Contact details for partners: 01243 777807 family.info.service@westsussex.gov.uk and for

Contact details for staff:  EarlyHelpCentral@westsussex.gov.uk

 

Other useful website links: