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As a school, we work with students who have communication or feeding difficulties. This involves working closely with Natalie and Nicky, our Speech and Language therapists, school staff and parents / carers to develop students’ communication or feeding skills within the school day. Students have the opportunity to work individually or in groups to develop specific skills, whilst another aspect of our role is to promote communication strategies throughout the school.
Speech and Language Therapy Arrangements for your Child
Please read Speech and Language Therapy School Arrangements document with relation to COVID-19
Home learning pack April 2020
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Good Days And Bad Days during Lockdown
Summer Hill Speech Therapy
Speech And Language Resources
The Communication Trust
Colourful Semantics Starter Pack
Tool Box Free Apps for Writing Communication
Please find attached the resources for the colourful semantics pack you requested for Farmyard Hullabaloo! The full video is on our YouTube channel so you can use it alongside the pack in teaching/therapy tasks, link
Many pupils at Regency High School have an ‘Eating and Drinking’ mat which are used as placemats at lunchtime and all staff have access to the eating and drinking mats of all pupils. This ensures all staff follow the advice from professionals about the eating and drinking requirements of all the young people.
We will be sharing this across school next week. The data will be used as a baseline in the rapidly changing environment of the Indian Ocean, where climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution are major threats to coral and the life it supports.
At Regency High School, we know that the ability to communicate – to say what you want to say and to understand what other people are saying – is fundamental to life chances.
Vocabulary at age five is one of the most significant predictors of the qualifications pupils achieve when they leave school. We therefore prioritise the development of pupils’ language and vocabulary as we strive to provide a learning environment in which all of our children can succeed, and ensure that they are well-prepared for working life once they leave education.
Using ambitious texts in our English lessons to increase children’s exposure to high-level and varied vocabulary
Identifying and planning key words to teach with each new topic or text
Displaying focus words of the week around the school
Praising and rewarding pupils who use newly taught words
Engaging pupils in word meanings. We explicitly teach children the meaning of new words, using a multi-sensory, interactive approach such as ‘Star Word’.
Talking to and reading with your child are two terrific ways to help them hear and read new words.
‘The quality of parent-child interactions is one of the biggest factors influencing vocabulary, so it’s vital to talk to your child and expose them to different words.
Try naming objects, using number words, and introducing words that explain emotions: the more words they understand, the more they will be able to use.’
(Alice Penfold, National Literacy Trust)
Make reading a routine with a regular slot each day
Read widely – follow your child’s interests and encourage them to read for enjoyment
Keep reading aloud to your child, even once they’re able to read on their own: children love to hear stories, and you can build their vocabulary by choosing books that would be too difficult for them to read themselves.
I Spy, Scrabble, Boggle and Bananagrams are just a few of the huge range of word games that will help your child learn new words. By
introducing new vocabulary through games, language-learning becomes interactive and fun for children.
Introducing a new word each day will boost your child’s vocabulary by 365 words every year, and is an activity that the whole family can get involved with.
As well as word a day calendars, there are numerous websites and apps that generate words of the day.
The Amber Trust
The Amber Trust offers a free music scheme for families of children with a visual impairment and PMLD
“For the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children’s choir concerts in the world. Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert and we believe passionately in inspiring the next generation to find their love for music. Each night, between 5,000-8,000 children perform as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends… Our aim is to inspire a love of music and create memories for the children that will last a lifetime”.
Each child at Regency High School involved with Young Voices will receive a letter containing a code that can be used to log on to Young Voices Childrens Music Room so songs can be rehearsed at home.
Using apps to support speech, language and communication
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