Sensory circuits are physical activities that help to alert, organise and calm the senses of pupils so that they are ready to engage in learning.
The sensory circuit usually takes approximately 15 minutes and involves completing short motor activities in a specific order.
Aims of sensory circuits
- To focus concentration in readiness for learning
- To support the development of sensory processing skills
- Support with emotional regulation
- Sensory motor development
Examples of activities for Sensory circuits:
Alerting - trampoline, bouncing on a therapy ball, jumping up and down.
Organising - stepping stones, scooter board, throwing and catching, throwing at a target, animals walks, hopscotch
Calming - ball squashes, wall push ups, yoga, massage and calming music.