At Wood Bank we run a sensory circuit every morning as part of our timetabled Physical Development hour. A sensory circuit is a series of exercises that a child works through in a specific structured order. It is intended to focus concentration to prepare the child for learning. The circuit may be specifically tailored to an individual child if it is felt they need more stimulation in a certain area.
There are 3 types of exercise which are clearly defined in zones. Children spend around 3-4 minutes in each area before moving on to next area.
Zone 1) Alerting
- To wake up the body and the senses.
Zone 2) Organising
- Requires the child to organise their body, plan their actions and do more than one thing at a time.
Zone 3) Calming
- Provides sensory input to the body to calm and ground the child.