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Sensory Curriculum

Oak View has a sensory curriculum that has been carefully designed and developed to give pupils the best opportunities to develop. It focuses on early communication and cognitive skills, which, which are the basis for all future learning abnd and crucial to an improved quality of life.

We provide environments where pupils feed safe and secure and can learn by using their senses and exploring  the world around them. The sensory approach comes in many forms, including:

  • sensory rooms
  • dark room
  • visual communication and objects of reference
  • sensory activities and toys
  • exploration
  • ball pool
  • hydrotherapy pool
  • fine motor skill activities
  • gross motor skill activities

These sensory sessions are fun and stimulating, but have a purpose behind them. 

The sensory activities benefits pupils with PMLD and pupils with autism. In each case, it is tailored to their individual needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report

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  • Autism friendly shopping hour at Morrisons (@morrisons) supermarket - every Sat morning, 9 to 10. Dim lights, no music, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps.

  • Thank you to all the people who made the music festival a success. Thank you to: the mayor, Stephen Murray, who opened the event; all the parents and friends who gave us so much time and effort. More 'thank you's to follow! Photos on the website https://t.co/8qVe2qr0Qh https://t.co/eG9668cvVU

  • @eefnews @MurrayEFDC A big thank you to Stephen Murray for supporting @OakViewSchool on Saturday at our music festival. he gave a lot of time and talked to many staff, parents and carers, and pupils. Thank you.

  • Getting ready for music festival tomorrow (14th). England WC game will be shown in the hall. We have lots of cold drinks and ice!

  • Great sports day for lower school (morning) and upper/middle (afternoon). https://t.co/pPamHdowaK

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