At Warden House Primary School, a sensory circuit group runs daily. The purpose of the circuit is to alert the child’s brain and enable them to engage in their learning more effectively in the classroom.
It has been working very successfully in our school over the past year and is often recommended by Occupational Therapists to help children concentrate in school. It consists of a series of exercises involving tasks such as bouncing, balancing, spinning and ball skills. The circuit is supervised by Mrs Tribe for KS2 and Mrs Luck for KS1. It takes place before school, starting at 8.30am.
The first activity is designed to wake up the brain, followed by some type of organisational task and finishes with a calming activity. The children are assessed at the beginning and end of term so that we can see the progress they have made. The activities are changed each term and children help decide which ones to do.