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Sensory Stories

We like to tell stories to each other. They can be about what has happened to us. They can be a way of sharing our culture and heritage. They can be a way of getting a message across. We enjoy sharing stories with other people. Sensory stories are a way telling a story to people who do not have good language skills. They use a range of different sensory experiences e.g. vision, smell, taste, touch and sound in a structured way so that the story is a multi-sensory experience. They enable the person to build up anticipation of what might happen next but also by following a set text can be reassuring. There are a wide range of different stories available. 

Websites for sensory story examples and ideas

Massage stories are also a brilliant way to develop and extend good communication pathways. 

Here are some links that you may find useful.

Complex Needs



Independence Skills- Cooking

What are we learning? 

We are focusing on spreading skill and learning to make toasts and sandwiches, as independently as possible. We are learning to recognise a range of cooking ingredients and equipment and know how to use them safely. 

Activities to do at home:

  • Help to prepare every meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Make own drinks
  • Use the recipe sheets attached to prepare meals that we have been making in school
  • Ask someone at home to challenge you to recognise and find kitchen equipment – chopping board, knife, toaster
  • Ask someone at home to challenge you to find ingredients needed for what you are cooking – bread, butter, jam
  • Wash up
  • Dry the dishes
  • Put the dishes away in the cupboards

M Group Stories

Elmer – I am Unique

Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham – I Like

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sensory Playdough Recipes

Sensory Ideas

Treasure Hunt


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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
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