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Addington School

COMMUNITY LINKS

 

Sensory Toy Library

 

One of our parents runs a not for profit (free to use) Sensory Toy Library - that any of the school families at the school can use (if they can collect and drop toys back to Bracknell). They have a catalogue at www.bracknellsensorytoylibrary.com and email bracknellsensorytoylibrary@gmail.com 

 

Wokingham Hot Air Balloon Trail

 

Please click here to view a poster giving information about a Hot Air Balloon Trail taking place during half term.

 

Free Half Term Event at Eton College Museum

 

Please click here to view a poster about a free half term event at Eton College Museum.

 

Parenting Special Children Support Groups

 

Please click here to view information about Community Parent/Carer Support groups run by Parenting Special Children.

 

Halloween Event

Please see attached poster for details of a Halloween Event on 30th October being held by Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare.

 

Reading Museum Half Term Activities

 

Please see the attached leaflet for details of October Half Term 2021 activities at Reading Museum - Further information can be found at the following link:  Holiday Fun | Reading Museum

 

Charity Firework Display

 

Woodley & Earley Lions Club Firework Display - 6th November 2021

Laurel Park, Lower Earley, RG6 3DZ

Gates open 5:30pm / Display Starts 7pm

Tickets £10 adults / £5 children 

 

Float Video

 

This short Pixel film was written by Bobby Rubio who has an autistic child and wanted to share his experiences as a parent.

 

Wokingham Children’s Book Festival

 

If you have a bookworm in your house, then make sure they know about the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival on October 16th/17th. 

It’s a weekend of fun with both in-person sessions in the Town Hall and live online. We have big names and local talent stopping by for fun, laughter, and storytelling. They’ll be armed with advice and inspiration to get your young ones writing too.Looking forward to welcoming Keiran Larwood, Joshua Seigal, Holly Webb, Hannah Lee, David Melling, Anabelle Sami, Krina Patel- Sage, Benjamin Dean and Swapna Haddow live from New Zealand! 

To book your sessions at https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest/. 

 

October half term activities

 

Please the following links to view information about October half term activities for children and young people with SEND:  Play sessions (aged 5-7) and Multi Sports camps (aged 8-16).

 

Reading Rockets half term SEN Basketball sessions

 

Please click here for information about SEN Basketball sessions being held during October half term.

 

Promise Inclusion

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion September newsletter and here to view a flyer about a half term trip to Lazer Quest for Siblings.

 

Swings and Smiles Youth Club

  

Please see attached poster about the Swings and Smiles Youth Club in Thatcham which is aimed at children aged 11 and over who attend a specialist school or unit. This group is suitable for children who are able to communicate their needs and are independent in their personal care.  Youth Club runs every other week on a Friday evening from 6.00 - 7.30pm. If you would like more information please email office@swingsandsmiles.co.uk

 

 Active Travel Competition

 

To link in with Bike to School Week and International Walking Month (October), Wokingham Borough Council have launched an Active Travel Poster Competition:  please click here to see a poster giving further information.

 

Health Day - 1.10.21

 

Please click here to view a poster about a Health Day taking place on 1st October.

 

 

October Half Term SEN Theatre Workshops

 

Please click here to view information about October Half Term SEN Theatre Workshops

 

Care for the Family Online Events

 

Please click here for details of online events being offered by Care for the Family.  These include courses for parents to learn tools to help with challenging behaviour.

 

Cycle Festival - Sunday 12 September 2021

 

Please click here to view a poster about a cycle festival being held on 12th September.

 

SEN Basketball

Please click here to view a poster about SEN Basketball sessions.

 

Promise Inclusion July 21 Mailing

 

Please click here to view information from Promise Inclusion for July 21.

 

Covid Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds with Down Syndrome and other learning difficulties

The Down Syndrome Association have shared an article about Covid Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds with severe neurodisabilities, Down’s syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities.

 

Thames Valley Police "Kicks" Football sessions

Thames Valley Police are running "Kicks" Football sessions for young people in July.  This is what they say:

We are running a sporting activity run with Reading FC to help engage with the community and to get young people active and involved in sports this summer rather than causing anti-social behaviour.

We are hoping to promote the “Kicks” program run after schools but also throughout the summer by attending the session on Friday 23rd of July between 6-8pm at St Crispins School.  We are also planning to have a friendly kick around on the “Goals” football fields in Woodley on Saturday the 24th of July between 6 – 7pm.

If you are interested please drop on by to the events as both are walk in sessions and do not require prior booking.

 

Head2Head Sensory Theatre

This is what Head2Head Sensory Theatre say about themselves:

Head2Head Sensory Theatre is a small, volunteer-led charity that makes theatre fully accessible and inclusive for all. 

All young people have the right to enjoy the magic of theatre, experience the sights, sounds and scents of a different world and become part of that world. Our immersive and multi-sensory productions are lively and full of fun.  Our actors use Makaton signing and our films are captioned. 

Please can you let your families know about our Awesome August events (click link)?  We have virtual and live shows on offer as well as zoom sessions and films.  Everything comes with an advance pack to prepare for the activity.

 

Flower Stall - Thursday 29th July 11-1 pm

 

Please see attached poster inviting families to come and support Addington Sixth Formers running a flower stall in Woodley to raise funds for Addington Association and The Ridgeline Trust.

 

Lions Summer Fun Day - 15 August

 

Please click here to view a poster and an invitation and further information about a Lions Summer Fun Day and here to view the registration form.   It is a free day out for children with disabilities/special education needs their families and helpers - something we all need this summer!

 

Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge

Wild World Heroes is the Summer Reading Challenge theme for 2021 at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Libraries.

To join just pop into your local library and collect your starter pack or join online Summer Reading Challenge

Read six library books and collect your finisher pack with medal and a certificate when you complete the challenge.

 

SEND Summer Sports Camps

 

Please click here to view information about SEND summer multi sports holiday camps. taking place during the summer holidays.

  

Soundabout

 

Soundabout are running an online live music festival on 17th July, please click here for further information.

 

Promise Inclusion Information

 

Please click the links below to read information from Promise Inclusion:

 

June 21 newsletter

Auction Catalogue

AGM Agenda – 22 July 21

 

Disabled Living Venue to Virtual Event - w/c 28.6.21

 

 

Disabled Living’s free virtual event is dedicated to people of all ages with a disability and/or additional needs, their families, carers and those who support them

 

Raise a Reader Course

 

Please click here to read information about a "Raise a Reader" course being offered by Wokingham Borough Council Adult Education.

 

Wokingham Libraries Teen Reading Challenge

 

Please click here to see information about a Teen Reading Challenge being run by Wokingham Libraries from July 1 - September 1, 2021  

 

Information from Reading Elevate

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Elevate about supported internships and post 16 opportunities for SEND students.

 

Autism Berkshire Workshops

 

Please click here to view information from Autism Berkshire about free workshops, about understanding benefits, being held in June and July.

 

Reading Families Forum

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum.

 

Wheelchair Basketball Taster Day

 

Please click here to view a poster and here to read information about a free Wheelchair basketball taster day 

 

Service User Network (SUN)

Please click here to view a poster and here for further information about the Service User Network (SUN) peer support group for people suffering from complex emotional difficulties or personality disorders.

 

 

Care for the Family

 

Please click here to view Care for the Family website

 

Sleep Course -  16 June 21

 

Please click here to view information about a "Sleep Matters" course being held in on 16th June.  Please click here to access a registration form (Word document).

 

Information from CLASP

 

Please click the links below for further information:

 

Learning Disability Week – 14- 20thJune

Coffee zoom drop-ins – June 21

Mental Imagery Research Invitation

Mental Imagery Form

Wokingham Recovery College June newsletter

Skittles and dinner night 24.6.21

Take Notice – CLASP campaigning group

Lung cancer easy read poster

CLASP website

 

Promise Inclusion Information

 

Please click here to view the May 21 newsletter from Bracknell and Wokingham Promise Inclusion and here to view information about a carers' lunch.

 

Reading Families Forum Updates

 

Please click here to view updates from the Reading Families Forum for the week beginning 24th May 21.

 

Feel Inspired Golf Academy

 

Please click here to view a poster about the "Feel Inspired" Golf Academy which offers golf sessions to SEND children and young people aged 8-21.

 

 

Disabled Living Magazine

 

Please click here to read the May 21 Disabled Living Magazine.

 

SEND Local Offer reminder - Information from Reading Family Information Service

 

Please click here for information from Reading Family Information Service.

 

Wokingham Libraries Virtual Events 

 

Please click here to view virtual events, for children and young people, being offered in June by Wokingham libraries.

 

 

 

Reading Families Forum - for Reading families

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum for the week beginning 17.5.21.

 

CAN Network May 21 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the CAN Network May 21 Newsletter

 

Sleep Courses - May and June

 

Please click here to view a poster about a "Sleep Matters" online course being held in May and a "Waking Up to Healthy Sleep" course being held in June.  Please click here to access a registration form (Word document).

 

May half term SEND camps

 

Please click here for information about SEND Camps (for ages 8 years to 16 years) being held at the Avenue School during May Half Term.

 

Reading Rockets Basketball

 

Please click here for information about Reading Rockets Basketball sessions being held in May half term.

 

Association Family Quiz Night

 

Please click here to view information about a virtual Family Quiz Night being run by the Association on Tuesday 18th March.

 

Reading Families Forum - for Reading families

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum for the week beginning 10.5.21.

 

Elevate Post 16 Opportunities

 

Please click here to view a poster from Elevate about Post 16 Opportunities.

 

Reading Families Forum

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum dated 5.5.21.

 

Disabled Living Newsletter

 

Please click here to read Disabled Living's April 21 newsletter

 

Promise Inclusion Information

 

Please click here to read the Promise Inclusion April newsletter and here to view a poster about a SMILES FOR SIBS Day Trip to Windsor

 

Wokingham Libraries

 

Please click here to view events being offered in May by Wokingham libraries.

  • Saturday May 8  - Teen Writing Author visit with Lesley Parr from 10.30am to 12noon. Suitable for young people in Year 6 and above.
  • Tuesday May 25 - Virtual Storytime at 11am. We will be sharing some Springtime stories.  Suitable for families with children aged 7 and under.

·         Friday 28 May - Elmer Virtual Storytime at 11am to 11.15am. We will be sharing Elmer stories with downloadable activity pack.  Suitable for families with children aged 7 and under.

All sessions will be on Microsoft Teams, To sign up just email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk with the session you would like to attend,  your name and library card number and you will be sent details of how to join the day before.

 

Reading Libraries

 

Sent on behalf of Reading Libraries: 

Did your child miss out on their Bookstart Baby or Treasure Pack in lockdown? During our opening hours you can pick up a pack from the Central library or from Battle, Caversham or Tilehurst Libraries.

You can check out our opening hours here 

Just call 0118 9375950 to arrange a collection time! (there is currently no drop in service, therefore please do call prior to collection)

 

Reading Families Forum Online session for parents

 

Please click here to view information from the Reading Families Forum about an Online session for parents being held on 13th May.

 

Reading Families Forum Information - 20.4.21

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum.

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual Event 28 June – 2nd July

 

Kidz to Adultz at Disabled Living are holding a week long virtual event from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2021 for people of all ages with disabilities and additional needs, older people, relatives, parents, carers, and the professionals who support them.  Please click here to go to their website.

 

Veg Power 60 Lunchbox Hacks

 

Veg Power's on-going mission is to encourage the UK to eat more veg and to make it easier for parents and carers to add more veg to children's lunchboxes they have developed some lunchbox hacks (click link to view).

 

Addington School Association Lottery

 

Addington Association has launched a lottery to raise funds for the school.  Please click here for further information and here to view a poster explaining how it works.

 

Care for the Family Online Events

 

Please click here to view information about online events from Care for the Family.

 

Promise Inclusion March Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap) March Newsletter.

 

Wokingham Libraries Children's Virtual Events - April 2021

 

Please click here to view information about Wokingham Libraries Virtual Events for children being held during the Easter holidays.

 

Reading SEND Newsletter and Easter Short Breaks

 

Please click here to read the Reading SEND Spring newsletter and here to read information about Easter Short Breaks.

 

Bobicats Football Sessions

 

Please see attached flyer offering football sessions for children aged 5-12 with disabilities.

 

Healthy Sleep Workshops

 

Please click here to view a flyer about Healthy Sleep workshops and here for a registration form.

 

Paediatric First Aid Courses

 

Please click here to view a flyer about Paediatric First Aid courses and here to book.

 

Wokingham Libraries Virtual Events

 

Please click here for information about children's virtual events being offered by the Wokingham Libraries in April 21.

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual Event

 

The Kidz to Adultz Virtual Event is available online until 31st March 21.

 

WBC Flyer - Walk or Cycle to School

 

Please click here to view a flyer from Wokingham Borough Council about the benefits of walking or cycling to school.

 

Zoom sessions from CLASP

 

Please see attached poster detailing zoom sessions being offered by the CLASP partnership

 

Red Nose Day Quiz 19.3.21

 

Please see attached poster about a Red Nose Day Quiz being offered by CLASP.

 

Learning Disability Acute Liaison Service for Frimley Park Hospital

 

Frimley Park Hospital have a Learning Disability Acute Liaison Service, please see the attached poster for further information.

 

Artwork for Autism Strategy

Wokingham Borough Council is inviting autistic people with artistic talents to produce some artwork for a new autism strategy that they are producing following a recent consultation process.  The attached poster gives more information.

 

Talking to your GP about Covid Vaccinations

The attached poster is an easy read guide to talking to your GP about Covid Vaccinations.

 

CAN Network newsletter and information

 

Please click here to view the CAN Network March 21 newsletter and here to view information about activities in the Easter holidays, SEND updates and information about Public Health Consultations.

 

Transition Conference for Preparing for Adulthood – 1.7.21

 

Please click here to view information about an online conference being run by Parenting Special Children and Reading Families Forum, on 1st July 2021. 

 

Venue to Virtual Event starts 1st March

 

A free online event dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support them!  Venue to Virtual will take place week commencing 1st March.

 

Promise Inclusion February newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion February newsletter

 

 

Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People - Free Course

Online training has been developed by Public Health England on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations.  The free course is available for all frontline workers and anyone who cares for or is regularly in contact with children and young people aged up to 25, including parents and caregivers. The course takes about three hours to complete and is split into three sessions that the learner can complete at their own pace.  To access this free online course, please follow the link here.

 

Sleep Course

 

The Family Intervention Resources and Strategies Team (FIRST) are offering a Sleep course for parents.  Please see attached flyer for more information and click here to access the registration form or email first@wokingham.gov.uk.

 

Sensory Integration Network Courses for parents

 

The Sensory Integration Network is offering 3 different online courses to parents /carers for £5.00 each. The 3 courses are aimed at parents of: children; teenagers and young adults; or adults with learning Disabilities.  Please click here for further information.

 

SEN Zoom Sports Sessions

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Rockets about Zoom Sports Sessions they are running for school aged children with additional needs, starting on 24 February.

 

Wokingham and Bracknell Promise Inclusion Leaflet

 

Please click here to view a leaflet from Wokingham and Bracknell Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap), which contains contact details for anyone who would like to contact them for information or support.

 

Wokingham Adult Education Courses

Please click here for information about free Adult Education courses for adults living in (or close to) the Borough of Wokingham.

 

CAN Network

Please click the links below for information from the CAN Network:

 

CAN Network February 2021 newsletter

Parks and Nature Reserves around Wokingham

Health advice poster for parents

Free Fitness Class for Carers – 1.3.21

Online football sessions

Health and Wellbeing Survey - Over the next ten years, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy will aim to make life happier and healthier for everyone in Wokingham. They want to hear from as many people as possible about what is important to them to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual Exhibition

 

Kidz to Adultz are holding a Virtual Exhibition called “Venue to Virtual” which is aimed at families with children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs.  This free virtual event will take place during the week commencing 1st March 2021. The online platform offers visitors virtual access to the many exhibitors, companies, voluntary and support organisations who will be showcasing their products, equipment and outlining details of their services at various times during the week-long event.

 

Where's Wally Fun Run

 

Please click here for information about a "Where's Wally" fun run taking place virtually in over the weekend of 20-21 March.

 

Flipping great: Perfect Pancake Science

Please find attached the flyer and accompanying document (which includes the link to register) for a UK Food Science webinar.  This webinar will be live on Tuesday 16th February 2021 5-6pm and is aimed at KS3 students and families.

 

Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies is a free NHS service here to support the residents of Berkshire aged 17+ who may be struggling with difficulties including: low mood, anxiety and stress at this unprecedented time.

We are currently offering a 4 week Stress Less course which you can access via the comfort of your own home. Please see attached leaflet for more information. If you would like to book onto the next available course please click on this link.

To find out more about the services offered by Talking Therapies please visit our website. 

 

Promise Inclusion (Mencap)

 

Please click here to read the Promise Inclusion January newsletter and here to view a flyer about a zoom fitness class for carers. 

 

Stress, Wellbeing and Resilience Course

 

Please click here for information about a Stress, Wellbeing and Resilience course - this is free for parents

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual event

 

Venue to Virtual is dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers, and the professionals who support. This free virtual event will take place during week commencing 1st March 2021.  Please click here for further information.

 

Care for the Family Online Events

 

Please click here to view information about online events being run by Care for the Family.

 

Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat

 

Please click here for information about a Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat being held on 24th Februrary.

 

Online support for siblings with Swings & Smiles

Swings & Smiles are a charity which supports families that have children with special needs.  They have recently started a new group, SIBSChat at 2pm on Mondays, a weekly zoom call for siblings (of children with special needs) to catch up with one another, talk about any challenges they might be facing at the moment and bounce ideas off one another (and the team) on how to cope. For more information or the link to join the call, please email the team at sibsupport@swingsandsmiles.co.uk 

 

Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat

 

Please click here for information about a Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat being held on 29th January.

 

Parenting Special Children - Attachment Focused Parenting

 

Please click here to view information about a course on Parenting Special Children - Attachment Focused parenting.

 

Sleep Workshops

Please click here to view information about online workshops to help with sleeping problems.

Family Forum online video session 29 January

 

Reading Families Forum are holding an online video meeting on 29 January for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND and/or disabilities.  Please click here for further details.

 

CAN Network Christmas and New Year newsletter

Please click here to view the CAN Network Christmas and New Year newsletter

 

Sleep Workshop

 

Please click here to view information about a virtual sleep workshop being held in January.

 

Promise Inclusion December newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap) newsletter.

 

Santa Dash

 

Please click here to view a poster about the Santa Dash which students are taking part in during the last week of term.

 

The SEND Trainer

 

Please click here to go to the website of the SEND Trainer.

 

Challenging Behaviour Foundation

 

Please click here to read a newsletter from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and click here to visit their website which has information that you may find interesting and is relevant to many of us who deal with behaviours that challenge. 

 

 

Kooth Wellbeing Service – Free Online Counselling support for young people

Kooth offer free online counselling support for young people and are available to support young people.  Please click here to view a digital poster.  The service is available over the holiday season and even on Christmas day which can be particularly hard for some young people. 

 

Reading SEND Local Offer

 

Please click here to see information being shared by Reading SEND Local Offer on Facebook.