Speech and Language Centres

Coronavirus school closures - Home learning tasks

Dear parents/carers, below is your child's weekly home learning grid. This will be updated every Friday. You can also download using the 'download document' link underneath. Please don't hesitate to email your child's teacher if you have any queries regarding any of the given tasks. 

Below is a list of free links to a wealth of fantastic online tutorials, workouts, ideas and activities should you wish to support your child's learning further at home.

KS1 SLC (Please scroll down to find home learning below KS2 SLC) 


Please find below the last home learning grid for the week beginning 13th July which is on the continent theme 'Europe'. Please also see suggested maths, reading and PE activities below. All the documents you need are available to download. 

Please continue to send us via email any photos of your research projects. We really enjoy seeing what you have been doing and we would love to continue to share your photos on the school website. 

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Paddenburg and Mrs Leinster 

 Europe research ideas.pdfDownload
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Maths - Summer Term Week 12

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There are lots of free home learning resources for all subjects and levels on this site. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS to create a free account and access resources. 

Use this free website to practise phonics www.phonicsplay.co.uk Username: march20 and Password: home


We would love to see photos of all the exciting things you and your family have been getting up to at home. Send your pictures to our email address and we can upload them onto the school website. Our email addresses are:




Please find below the LAST home learning grid for the week beginning on Monday 13th July.  All the documents you need are available to download underneath. There is no expectation for you to do everything on here.  Do as much as you are able to but please don't worry if you can't do everything - these are just some suggestions for you.  Equally if you have been enjoying learning and finding out about different things that are not on here, of course that is okay too. We hope you have enjoyed the different activities - we have really enjoyed seeing your photos of everything you've been up to whilst you haven't been at school.  If you need to get in contact with us, our emails are: 

sarahlegresley@carden.brighton-hove.sch.uk         and             catherinebone@carden.brighton-hove.sch.uk  


Take care 

Mrs Le Gresley and Mrs Bone


 Decorate a tree - Art activity.pdfDownload
 Fox information.pptxDownload
 Green group activity 1 Woodland animals - descriptions.pdfDownload
 Green group activity 2 - woodland creature maths.pdfDownload
 Home learning WB 13th July 2020.pdfDownload
 How to do animal yoga.pdfDownload
 KS1 PE stuff.pdfDownload
 Make a hedgehog house.pdfDownload
 Make own binoculars.pdfDownload
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We would love to see photos of all the things you and your family have been getting up to at home.  They don't have to be from the work we have set.  Maybe you did some drawing, painting, cooking or writing about something different? Send them to us and we'll put them on here for every one to see.  Our email addresses are:



Useful information if your child has any worries at the moment.

The document below has some suggestions and activities about ways to support your child if they are feeling anxious or worried about the current situation. 

Useful Educational Links

Please see below a list of useful educational links to different ares of the curriculum.  There is no expectation for you to look at them all, they are there as a guide for you if you would like to explore further aspects of learning with your child. 

Useful Resources to Help Your Child's Learning

We have uploaded some visual resources to help your child plan their day and support their learning.

 Blank Levels Bookmarks.pdfDownload
 first next last grid for website.pdfDownload
 Signs and Symbols to support Narrative.pdfDownload
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The video link below may provide tips on how to support  your child during isolation.


Suggested Activities for Speech and Language Therapy

While children are unable to attend school and work with Marina Stubbs the Speech and Language Therapist, we recommend that you work through the activities on the Speech and Language Programme that has been sent to you.  If you wish to access further resources we recommend that you go to the website below. 


Please find below some other documents which have suggestions for activities and strategies to support your child's speech at home. 

Speech and Language Centres

At Carden, In addition to our mainstream provision we also have a Speech and Language Centre with places for twenty four Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils from Brighton and Hove, who have Speech, Language and Communication Needs.  

These Centres provide specialist, intensive and collaborative speech and language teaching and therapy. The admission process is administered via a multi-disciplinary panel at the Local Authority.  

The Speech and Language Centres are integral parts of the whole school, allowing our pupils to access the EYFS and the National Curriculum, whilst also appropriately differentiating to the child’s needs.  The pupils and their parents have full access to the range of social, recreational and extra-curricular activities and facilities offered by the school.  Pupils’ emotional, social and behavioural development is enhanced by peer group interaction in mainstream classes.  Each pupil is provided with experience of carefully planned and monitored inclusion into a host mainstream class.  To ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their potential, there is a whole school commitment to Makaton signing and Cued Articulation.


Makaton Centre of Excellence Logo

The Makaton language programme is used to support speech & language development for all pupils. It supports the acquisition and comprehension of vocabulary and concepts and focuses attention and listening. All staff use Makaton and we are very proud to be a Makaton Centre of Excellence.

With the school commitment to use of Makaton, the co-ordinator of the Speech and Language Centre is a Regional Makaton Tutor.  All staff including office and all domestic staff, parents and governors are given the opportunity to undertake training.  It is an expectation at interview that all staff undertake training.  In addition some time is devoted to enhancement of skills at weekly staff meetings.  At present the plan is working on key concept vocabulary across different curriculum areas.  In addition there is a weekly Singing Assembly where all pupils and staff learn to sign new songs.  A new addition is the introduction of basic French vocabulary supported by the Makaton sign.  This is also a whole school approach with signs/ words of the week.  Staff use sign to support the weekly theme with pupil participation by joining in a key sign.  The school choir is also developing signing skills.  Carden also has external links with other schools. 

Cued Articulation

Cued Articulation is a specialist system of simple hand signs to provide a visual representation of each English speech sound. It supports memory and recall of spoken information and reading and writing development.  Developed by Jane Passey, it was devised to help all those who find it difficult to perceive, pronounce or sequence the sounds of spoken English and has proved to be very useful in a wide variety of settings.

Click here for further information about Cued Articulation


Curriculum Overview

Click here for Key Stage 2 Speech and Language Centre Autumn 2018

Click here for Key Stage 1 Speech and Language Centre Autumn 2018



Click below to see what we have been learning about ....  

Reception & KS1 SLC

Click below to see what we have been learning about .....

Key Stage 2 SLC