Yellow Room and Sensory Space
Our yellow room and sensory room was purposefully set up to support children in September 2022. The room includes a water and sand area, interactive reading area, writing and marking making area, construction area, role-play area and has an outside provision what includes a climbing frame, musical instruments and trampettes.
The sensory part of the room is a quiet are dedicated to stimulating, developing and relaxing the senses. The décor of our sensory space has been carefully designed and created to meet the needs of the pupils here at Kingsley. The room includes low lighting, massage rollers, a ball pit, sensory tent, mirrors and a bubble tube. It also contains a choice of comfortable places to sit, a variety of interesting objects to examine and features soft music.
Our sensory area aims to provide:
· A therapeutic environment for children with autism and other special educational needs.
· Sensory equipment that can be used to develop a range of physical skills.
· A calming space for pupils experiencing emotional or behaviour difficulties.
· Support for children learning to manage their emotions in a controlled environment, without feeling they are being isolated or punished.
All of us have different learning styles; some might understand new information better if they can absorb it visually, while others might require a more hands-on approach (tactile learning). Because of its multi-sensory approach, our sensory area is able to cater for all of these individual learning styles, providing an education that is tailored to our pupils’ needs.