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) 


Easter Activity Ideas 

Stuck for things to do indoors over Easter? Here are 100 ideas and activities that will hopefully keep you going! 

 100-things-to-do-indoors-over-easter (1).docxDownload
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 KS1 Easter differentiated reading comprehension.pdfDownload
 KS2 Easter differentiated reading comprehension .pdfDownload
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Here are some some fantastic fitness activities from Mrs Day to keep your children active during the Easter holidays. 

This is a link to the Premier League Primary Stars programme, that also has lots of fun activities, for both KS1 and KS2, to keep you busy too. 


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

 Art sheet 2.pdfDownload
 Dancing raisin experiment.pdfDownload
 Ice Cube Experiment.pdfDownload
 Magic Box writing frame template.pdfDownload
 Magic Potion instructions.pdfDownload
 Magic potion worksheet.pdfDownload
 The Magic Balloon Science.pdfDownload
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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:




These are some activities for you to do over the Easter Holidays if you want to.  Please note, there is not any expectation for work to be sent in to teachers during the holiday.  The documents are listed below for you to download if you would like to or are able to do so.

 Blank game board -make your own game.pdfDownload
 cut and stick chick and rabbit.pdfDownload
 easter basket craft.pdfDownload
 Easter egg - spring designs.pdfDownload
 Easter egg nest recipe.pdfDownload
 Easter maths - within 10 - green group.pdfDownload
 Easter maths booklet -20 - green group.pdfDownload
 Easter themed maths booklet KS1 - orange group.pdfDownload
 Story about Corona virus - if parents are anxious.pdfDownload
 where does chocolate come from.pptDownload
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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 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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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. 


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

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Key Stage 2 SLC