EYFS and Primary Sensory Curriculum

Sensory Curriculum

The Sensory Curriculum is taught in 2 sensory classes in Key Stages 1 & 2, Robins and Lavender. Children follow a thematic approach with adapted topics based on the KS1/2 National Curriculum.

The curriculum ensures a wide range of learning experiences, using progressive and specialist approaches for teaching. These include; TacPac, Intensive Interaction, Sensology and attention work. Each class has a topic per half term and there are ‘Curriculum Maps’ for each core area as well as RSE, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum.

Students medical and physical needs are supported throughout the day through the use of specialist equipment, physiotherapy plans and support from therapists and medical professionals such as the school nursing team.

Example weekly timetable:

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Curriculum Enrichment:

Our sensory curriculum offers a variety of opportunities for students to take part in a number of enrichment activities. These are designed to enhance the curriculum offer and support students to access a range of multisensory experiences.

Examples of enrichment activities on offer for our sensory learners include the use of our school hydrotherapy pool, soft play, Pets-as-Therapy dog visits, specialised music and dance sessions. 

These experiences not only enhance student’s curriculum experiences but also encourage them to develop their confidence, interaction, curiosity and engagement but also promote the exploration and enjoyment of the wider community environment.

 

Equality in our Sensory Curriculum

All students, regardless of their learning needs or profile have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum to equip them with the skills they need to succeed.

We ensure that this is embedded throughout the curriculum by:

  • Ensuring the curriculum is structured in a way that promotes equality of access for all groups of learners and best prepares them for their next stage. 
  • Using teaching resources that reflect the diversity of the school community and wider society, including race, religion and gender.
  • Providing a variety of opportunities for pupils to celebrate their own culture and learn about the culture of others. 
  • Involving parents and carers in the curriculum and encouraging them to be active participants in their child’s education. 
  • Celebrating differences and promoting attitudes and values that challenge prejudice and discriminatory behaviour.
  • Using teaching strategies that are personalised and inclusive of the learning needs of individual pupils.