Sensory Circuits Intervention
At Cranfield Church of England Academy, a sensory circuit group runs four times a week. The sessions last between 20 - 25 minutes each. 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 for the last 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 a number of Teaching Assistants and the activities are currently planned by Mrs Green on a weekly basis.
The first activity is designed to wake up the brain, followed by some type of organisational task and finishes with a calming activity.