Sensory 5 is a post primary aged class of pupils with complex needs and is part of the sensory department. We follow a sensory based Curriculum which focuses on developing skills for communication and social interaction. We also focus on sensory development and the development of physical and motor skills. We use a creative approach to the Curriculum through activities such as; drumming circles, process art, mini me yoga, tac pac, sensory stories, story massage and holistic music. We follow the Hanging Out Program in our class which provides social experiences for each pupil and gives them valuable one-to-one time with a staff member to work on these skills. The intensive interaction approach underpins all of the work in our class while our thematic units allow for an age appropriate experience for our pupils. Our first theme this year is Autumn. We have had great fun going on autumn walks and collecting materials for our class work. We are looking forward to the rest of the school year and seeing how the pupils’ skills and relationships in the classroom develop.