This is intended to be a collection of resources ideas and advice for any or all of us who are at home during the coronavirus isolation period. I’d welcome any and all suggestions for things to put in!
Our aim is to support pupils, schools and parents in their use of visuals to support children and young people in their learning and daily lives.
Free RWI Phonics lessons at home during school closures
From Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will restart our free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch at home.
One lesson at each level will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours.
- Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling: for children in Reception and children who are new to English.
- Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 (and those in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds.)
- Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling: for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds.
- Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
- Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Year 1.
- Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y2.
- Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
- Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)
Who we are
Phone us when you’re feeling low
We are a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
We are here in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and providing information.
It is our belief and hope that by empowering people, they will have the resources to recover.
In the last decade, rates of anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have steadily risen, particularly in girls. Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise — from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns.
Whatever the causes, Dr. Lisa Damour has hopeful news for parents and teens: first, some degree of stress and anxiety is not only normal but essential for human growth. And if those levels become untenable, there are tested strategies for reining anxiety back in
Deep in a Japanese forest, a wooden xylophone plays the music of JS Bach.
This is the most beautiful video. (via Touchwood SH-08C)
A universal lifelong learning service in Dumfries & Galloway which supports independence, self-confidence, and essential skills for life & work.
Lots of resources to support home learning.
If you have a physical disability, learning disability or mental health condition, you can get extra support when applying for a benefit from Social Security Scotland.
The support you’ll get will be from a person known as an advocate.
What an advocate does
An advocate will listen to you and try to understand your point of view and what you want to happen.
They can help you to:
- apply for a benefit
- speak up and make sure your views are understood
- be fully involved and able to make decisions
- ask questions and get the information you need
- understand your rights relating to Social Security Scotland benefits
- express your rights, views, and wishes including what you want to achieve
They will not:
- give you advice
- make decisions for you
- speak for you if you’re able to speak for yourself, unless you ask them to
- give their own views or opinions
An advocate cannot be a friend or family member.
If you need an advocate, you should contact Social Security Scotland. They’ll be able to help you find one.
You can ask for help from an advocate at any point before, during or after applying for Social Security Scotland benefits. Was this helpful?
We deliver emotionally engaging programs which provide evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience and become happier. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia.