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Non Subject Specific home learning

Sensory Stories

Sensory stories convey simple narratives using a mixture of text and complimentary sensory experiences. Each section of the story (normally just a short sentence or two in length) is accompanied by a sensory experience to help bring the story to life. For example, in a story where a boat is crossing a sea, water spray may be sprayed. When telling sensory stories, it is good to incorporate all the senses where appropriate so touch, smell, sounds, taste and visual stimuli. Sensory stories are appropriate for all learners in school and enable them to access stories in a many different ways rather than just auditory involvement.

A selection written by Pete Wells

A selection from The Bridge School

A selection from Springwell School


Sensory ideas for at home 

Sensory ideas to make at home

Childrens Mental Health Week

As part of mental health week we are holding inside out day today. Pupils and staff are invited to wear their clothes inside out, to draw attention to the fact that what people look like on the outside may not reflect how they feel on the inside. 

Also a work sheet below for you to do and send your completed ones to

Inside Out Worksheet



Singing Hands offer a weekly Makaton signed video, as well as access to all of their past videos of signed songs, stories and topic videos.

CBeebies Getting Started With Makaton

The Makaton Charity's Sign of the Week, updated weekly with a new sign to learn

Computer Activities

Shiny Learning Free games

SENict free activities (you need to register to access them)

HelpKidzLearn 20 free activities when you register