Sensory learning is very much at the centre of our provision at Kingsbury. Every child in every class has a wealth of opportunities and experiences throughout every day to learn, investigate and explore using all of the senses as appropriate. This developing the knowledge and skills required to process and respond to sensory inputs in the world outside school in everyday life. This multisensory learning is carefully planned and executed to be accessible and engaging whilst developing children’s core skills for development. This approach encompasses the nurture and development of all of the senses from providing calming, stress reducing encounters to highly stimulating proprioceptive activities to forming extensive investigative learning opportunities.
Some of the ways in which we do this include the use of indoor multisensory environments such as our light room with its magic carpet interactive floor projector, and outdoor environments such as our forest school area and sensory garden. Every planned session is hands on and learning through doing as appropriate to individuals’ engagement, enjoyment and need. Sensory baking, messy play, gardening, sensory art, outdoor pursuits, and bike riding to name a few, without forgetting to mention everything that our school dog Dougie brings to the picture!