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Sensory Circuits

Sensory circuits are physical activities that help to alert, organise and then relax the senses of the pupils so that they are ready to take part in class activities.  Participating in a  short sensory motor circuit is a great way to alert or calm pupils and settle them into the school day. 

Sensory circuits are available to all pupils from 9am-10am. Many pupils have a personalised 10metable to allow them to also access regular sensory input throughout the day as required.


Aim of circuits

  • To focus concentration in readiness for learning
  • Encourage the development of sensory processing skills
  • Support the development of self-regulating arousal levels


Sensory Circuits

At Millstead School we run up to 35 lunchtimes clubs each week. Each time a child attends a club of their choice they earn Children's University 'credits'. At the end of the year these credits are totalled up and children graduate. They get to wear a cap and gown family and friends are invited to the special ceremony to help them to celebrate. In 2014 27 children graduated. Since moving to our new building in Everton with all our extra facilities we were able to offer extra clubs to cater for all interests and tastes. That meant that in 2015 101 children graduated. We needed to host the two ceremonies just to get everyone in!


Communication in school is the most important building block for our pupils. The ability to attend and regulate oneself is paramount to engagement. Many of our pupils find it difficult to return to a calm state after an emotional outburst. Mindful breathing is a simple and transferable skill which is introduced throughout the school and offers support to pupils well-being.