Learning Loft

Welcome to the Learning Loft 

At St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary School we want all children to prosper, please find below items that may help you and your children.

If you would like any additional help or information on a specific subject/issue please contact your childs class teacher at school or Mrs Brown our SENCO via the school office or by email emma.brown@st-marymagdalens.lancs.sch.uk. You can also contact Mrs Sneddon at school who works in our Learning Loft Supporting children through interventions to enable them to reach their full potential.

Communication and interaction ( including speech and language issues and ASD)


Oak Academy has free online Speech and Language Sessions to help your children develop understanding of language to help them to learn in school.


Oak Academy online sessions to support KS2 children with becoming more indpendent.


Zac Browser is a totally free software package. It is the first Internet browser developed specifically for children living with variants of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, PDD not otherwise specified and PDD-NOS, also called atypical autism. Zac Browser is software that allows your child to access games, activities, (based on diverse interests) along with videos (that allow a stimulating experience and encourages children to talk). All games, activities and videos are specifically chosen for their positive effect on children with autism.


A collection of simple games concerned with faces, ages and mood reading. The activities were primarily intended for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders or who have general difficulty with faces and mood reading


Free Speech and Language Therapy Resources for Parents and Teachers supporting children with speech difficulties.


Talking Point give sparents and carers the information they need to help their children develop there communication (talking, listening and understanding) skills. If your son or daughter has difficulty with speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in school. With the right help with talking and listening, they can develop the skills they need.  If you are concerned with your child’s speech, language and communication, you can check the progress of their development with the Progress Checker.

My Child Has Glue Ear Factsheet

Speech Sounds Factsheet

Cognition and learning (including specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia)


IDL is used in school to support children who are finding literacy or Numeracy challenging. Children who reguarly use IDL  demonstrate real improvements. If your child uses IDL in school they can also access it at home. If you need there login details please contact Mrs Brown.


Early development language learning sessions for young children. Oak academy offers ideas and sessions to support home learning for young children who are below KS1 standard of learning.


Numeracy sessions designed for children who are having difficulties with basic mathematics principles. The sessions focus on the areas of number, money, time, measurement, position and direction and shape and space.


OpenDyslexic is a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles.

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (including  ADHD and Attachment disorder)

The following websites and resources offer resources for parents to support children with mental health difficulties.




www.physioroom.com  One of the cheapest places online to buy wobble cushions and seating wedges to help children sit up and improve concentration on the carpet and in a chair. Also great for children with poor core muscle tone.

Sensory and/or physical needs (including visual or hearing impairment)


Fun, active sessions focusing on improving physical development. A great way to get your children moving and improve their gross motor skills.


Theraputty for hand strengthening exercises which aid handwriting.

Theraband elastic band to tie round chair legs to aid fidgeting.

General SEN


Creative Art sessions designed to improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, communication and interaction as well as music, art and drama.



SEN Teacher has printables, specialist links, free software downloads and search tools for all types and levels of special and remedial education. SEN Teacher is also used by many parents and teachers of younger students and children without special needs. Most printable resources can be adapted to suit a variety of individual needs. All SEN Teacher resources are free to use at school and in the home. 


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