A sensory garden is a garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses.
It engages senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. These gardens are beneficial to those who have sensory processing issues, including autism and other disabilities.
Following our ‘Forest School Day’ staff were keen to have a sensory Garden. The PSFA is busy fundraising for the garden which is estimated to cost £6000. We hope staff, parents and pupils will help set it up and maintain it.
Pictor Academy caters for children aged 2 – 11 with special educational needs arising from a range of conditions. A large number of pupils have an autistic spectrum disorder. This means that they have difficulties communicating and interacting with others. They will also have difficulties with play and imagination. Some of our pupils have physical difficulties whilst others may have a language disorder or have a general developmental delay.
We promote achievement for all and an enjoyment in learning for life
We help each pupil to succeed through a challenging curriculum, innovative teaching and highly trained, experienced staff
We build effective and engaging learning partnerships between school and home
We are now able to offer the following outreach support to settings:
• observation and advice on meeting the needs of a targeted pupil including strategies, differentiating the curriculum and developing Individual Education Plans
• training packages to support a school in meeting the needs of a targeted pupil