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I am a sensory teacher keen to share carefully prepared and thought through resources that I have developed and successfully shared with a range of sensory learners.

I am a sensory teacher keen to share carefully prepared and thought through resources that I have developed and successfully shared with a range of sensory learners.
Hare and Tortoise Sensory Story
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Hare and Tortoise Sensory Story

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A simple, photo based retelling of this Aesop fable designed for sensory students with PMLD or SLD across all age ranges. Optional links to music and short videos from YouTube are embedded in this PowerPoint. The story includes ideas for different sensory props to include and involve your students.
Bee Sensory Science
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Bee Sensory Science

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Use during bee week in October :) A similar slide show was successfully used with SLD and PMLD sensory learners in KS3 and KS4. It could be used with students in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 or any pre-entry level learner. This is a photo based powerpoint. It outlines very basic facts and includes sensory ideas throughout. Each slide consists of one simple phrase with a corresponding photograph and multi-sensory activity suggestion. There are some YouTube and fungoooms website links included.There are opportunities for making vocalisations, early counting, colour sorting, mark making, simple interactive screen challenges, responding to one keyword questions, making simple choices and showing simple preferences. We used a similar slide show over several weeks in the sensory science sessions and focused on different sections each week or repeated activities that captured interest and engagement. Please edit, adapt and extend this slide show for your own student group.
Penguin Sensory Science
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Penguin Sensory Science

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This is a photo based powerpoint. It outlines interesting facts about penguins and includes a bunch of linked sensory ideas over twelve slides. Each slide consists of one simple phrase with a corresponding photograph and activity suggestion. There are opportunities for learning body parts, making simple choices and showing simple preferences. The slide show was successfully used with SLD and PMLD sensory learners in KS3 and KS4 as we explored our big theme topic: ‘Polar Adventures’. It could be used with students in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. We used the slide show over a few weeks in the sensory science sessions and focused in on the parts that captured the greatest interest. Edit, adapt and extend the slide show.
Babushka: A Russian Christmas Sensory Story
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Babushka: A Russian Christmas Sensory Story

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A simple, photo based retelling of this traditional Russian story designed for sensory students with PMLD or SLD across all age ranges. Music tracks from YouTube are included at the end of this PowerPoint. The story includes ideas for different sensory props to include and involve your students.
Octopus Sensory Science
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Octopus Sensory Science

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This is a photo based powerpoint. It outlines interesting facts about the octopus and includes a bunch of linked sensory ideas. The slide show was successfully used with SLD and PMLD sensory learners in KS3 and KS4 as we explored a pirate topic sourced from PMLD units on the website: http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/curriculum_microsite/SEN_PMLD_thematic_units/index.asp We used the slide show over a few weeks and focused in on the pages that were most interesting to the student group. We spent one week making ink jet pictures using syringes; be ready for a mess, but it was lots of fun. We spent another week exploring lots of different stretchy materials including some homemade slime :) Check what resources you have; we also had squigz sucker toys that were great to use in these sessions. Edit, adapt and extend the slide show; an octopus is also very slimy, but I haven’t included this as I couldn’t find a licence free photo to fit :)
Koala Sensory Science
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Koala Sensory Science

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The slide show was successfully used with SLD and PMLD sensory learners in KS3 and KS4 as we explored our big theme topic: ‘Australia’. It could be used with students in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.This is a photo based powerpoint. It outlines interesting facts about koala bears and includes sensory ideas throughout. Each slide consists of one simple phrase with a corresponding photograph and activity suggestion. The slideshow concludes with a hyperlink to a short relaxing koala YouTube film . There is a short animal recognition quiz included. There are opportunities for learning body parts, early counting, colour sorting, responding to one keyword questions, making simple choices and showing simple preferences. We used a similar slideshow over several weeks in the sensory science sessions and focused in on the parts that captured the greatest interest. Edit, adapt and extend the slide show.
Sensory Phonics: Bb
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Sensory Phonics: Bb

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Over 24 photographs of things that start with B with lots of sensory ideas attached to the notes page for all sensory learners; EYFS, SLD, PMLD across all key stages: KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4. Mainly nouns but also some adjectives and verbs. Used successfully over a half term period, focusing on a few each week. The slide show is by no means exhaustive. i have for example, only added blue as a colour, but you could add in black, brown and beige for that matter :) You may also have children or staff in the class or at school whose name begins with that letter, or have it in their name. Also include your class or school name if relevant. You may also have a birthday to celebrate, in which case add it in.This slide show can be edited and changed to fit your student’s learning needs. We often ended with a phonics song from Storybots on YouTube; it is quite fast paced; go to settings and slow down the speed to 0.75 and it works fine.
Sensory Phonics: Tt
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Sensory Phonics: Tt

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Sensory phonics for sensory learners. Here are over 20 photographs of things that start with the letter ‘T’. The resources looks at parts of the body, things to smell and taste, animals, musical instruments, and household objects. Ideas and suggestions are attached to the notes page, including links for relevant audio and visuals from YouTube. This is for all sensory learners; EYFS, SLD, PMLD across all key stages: KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5. The slide show is by no means exhaustive. This slide show can be edited and changed to fit your student’s learning needs You may also have children or staff whose name begins with the letter ‘T’. Also include your class or school, location name if relevant. We often ended with a phonics song from Storybots on YouTube; it is quite fast paced; go to settings and slow down the speed to 0.75 and it works fine.
Weather Sensory Poem
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Weather Sensory Poem

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Short rhyming verses describing each type of weather by sight, sound, smell and taste. There are verses on snow, fog, wind, rain and sun. There are sensory prop suggestions, photographs and song ideas included. Use the whole poem or just focus the the day’s weather. Some weather’s have more than one verse; choose the one that you prefer or suits you student group the most. For all sensory learners of any age.
Free Sensory Apps
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Free Sensory Apps

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Here is a list of over twelve free sensory apps for sensory students with PMLD or SLD at any age. Great for sensory IT sessions, great to embed across your teaching day. There is a very brief description about each app and icon app image to help you locate it when you go to the App Store. This list was checked at the start of April 2021.
Crocodiles Sensory Science
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Crocodiles Sensory Science

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This is a photo based powerpoint that looks at many interesting facts about crocodiles together with some sensory based ideas to further explore the topic. Each slide consists of one simple phrase with a corresponding photograph and activity suggestion. There are opportunities for learning simple body parts, making choices, basic sorting and matching. I have included some short films from YouTube at the end; please watch through first to check they are all suitable for your student group. You can edit, adapt and extend the slide show, maybe to include symbols which I am not licensed to use.
Sensory Phonics: Pp
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Sensory Phonics: Pp

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24 photographs of things that start with P with lots of sensory ideas attached to the notes page for all sensory learners; EYFS, SLD, PMLD across all key stages: KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4. Mainly nouns but also some adjectives and verbs. Used successfully over a half term period, focusing on a few each time. Also consider adding verbs including pluck, pull, push. The slide show is by no means exhaustive, you may also have children or staff in the class or at school whose name begins with that letter. This slide show can be edited and changed to fit your student’s learning needs. We often ended with a phonics song from Storybots on YouTube; it is quite fast paced; go to settings and slow down the speed to 0.75 and it works fine.
Sensory Phonics Mm
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Sensory Phonics Mm

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Over 30 photographs of things that start with M with lots of sensory ideas attached to the notes page for all sensory learners; EYFS, SLD, PMLD across all key stages: KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4. Mainly nouns but also some adjectives and verbs. Used successfully over a half term period, focusing on a few each time. The slide show is by no means exhaustive, you may also have children or staff in the class or at school whose name begins with that letter. This slide show can be edited and changed to fit your student’s learning needs. We often ended with a phonics song from Storybots on YouTube; it is quite fast paced; go to settings and slow down the speed to 0.75 and it works fine.
A Bear Hunt Sensory Story
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A Bear Hunt Sensory Story

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A simple, photo based retelling of this story designed for sensory students with PMLD or SLD across all age ranges. The story includes ideas for different sensory props to include and involve your students. Choose a polar bear, brown bear or panda for your story!
Mr Magnolia. Text with added sound effects and prop ideas.
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Mr Magnolia. Text with added sound effects and prop ideas.

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A very simple retelling of the story, with added sound effects. Each page has one line of text and sound effects when possible. Sound effects include a stag for a dinosaur, and a frog croaking for the pond scene. There are a couple of embedded YouTube links for the sisters flute playing and a tap dancing video clip to end. Sound effects are all set to start when the sound icon is clicked on and will loop until you move to the next slide. You can change these in the playback settings. Sound clips were found on the sound bible website, a great site for free sound downloads. :)
Snails Sensory Science
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Snails Sensory Science

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This is a photo based powerpoint. It outlines interesting facts about snails and includes a bunch of linked sensory ideas . Each slide consists of one simple phrase with a corresponding photograph and activity suggestion. There are opportunities for learning body parts, making simple choices and showing simple preferences. The slide show was successfully used with SLD and PMLD sensory learners in KS3 and KS4; we also looked after three pet snails for the term that we focused on this topic in our Science work. . It could easily be used with students in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. We used different parts of the slide show over a half term period in the sensory science sessions. The students loved watching the snails and taking responsibilities to look after them by giving them fresh food and using a water spray to keep their fish tank home moist.
Sensory Phonics: Dd
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Sensory Phonics: Dd

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For all sensory learners of any age; a fun experience-rich way to learn letter shapes and sounds. Over thirty photographs of things that start with the letter ‘d’ with embedded audio clips and hyper-links to short relevant video clips sensory ideas added at the end. Be ready to add people or places personal to your school :) This slide show can be edited and changed to fit your student’s learning needs.