This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties, especially receptive language. Its aim is to help improve the pupil’s ability to process information and follow two-step directions. There are 20 cards in this pack.
Each card contains six cartoon images of farm animals. There is a two-step instruction at the top of each card, asking the pupil to peg one animal first and then to peg a second one. Some pupils can find this a difficult skill as it requires the pupil to either read/listen to the instruction, process it and then carry out the instruction.
Pupils will need to be familiar with farm animals before engaging with this activity.
Cut out all of the 20 cards in the pack and laminate them. Present the pupil with one card at a time. If the pupil is able, they can read the instruction at the top of the card. Alternatively the teacher/SNA/supporting adult can read the instruction to the pupil. The pupil should then carry out the instruction in the given order.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but who can read and comprehend, therefore it is a way for them to demonstrate this understanding. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
This pack could be split into two separate packs.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what language topic we were currently working on.
This activity would also work well as an independent task to be completed by the pupil in their work station.