Sensory regulation

In the ISC we follow a bespoke curriculum incorporating regular sensory activities across the day. Whilst we might not be able to access some of the popular places we usually visit like parks or swimming pools, there are still lots of sensory activities that can be completed in the home environment. Some sensory activities can include energetic physical movements like running or using a bike. Others can involve opportunities for quiet breaks such as listening to calming music or using a blanket to create a den.
If you are not sure which sensory activities to try, or would like more specific details regarding sensory activities that might be suitable for your young person, please contact me at and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Sensory Literacy

Topic - Daffodils

This term in sensory literacy we have been reading ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth. If you would like to read the story please see the link below. Suggested sensory activities can be found at the bottom left of each page.


Topic - Enterprise

In PSHE we have been exploring the topic of ‘enterprise’ by making different items ready for our annual school enterprise event. As part of that we have been working together to create our own flapjacks. During each session we have washed our hands and work areas, prepared and weighed out ingredients and followed a symbol based recipe. If you would like to make your own flapjack, please find our lesson resources of our ingredients list, equipment information and recipe below. Enjoy!

Living skills

Independence is key area of focus in the ISC, with students working towards developing their self-help and living skills at all possible opportunities.
Below are a range of activities that we work on during school time that you could try at home.

Washing up and drying items such as plates, cutlery and the kitchen environment following a meal or cooking.

Sorting clothes (clean and dirty), using the washing machine, putting clothes on a hanger/in the wardrobe and folding items.

Making a basic snack e.g. making toast and buttering it using a knife or choosing and cutting up fruit.


In the ISC we focus on developing our communication skills using a variety of techniques including Makaton signing. Our current topic is ‘objects’ following the Derbyshire Language Scheme of vocabulary. If you would like to try the different signs for some common objects, please see the power point below. There are many videos available online showing different Makaton signs, with the video below showing some practical first Makaton signs that might come in useful.

Food technology


This half term in food technology we have been learning how to make risotto. Each session we have worked to develop our independence skills whilst completing a range of food technology based tasks, from preparing the ingredients to washing up afterwards. If you would like to make risotto at home, please find the utensil list, ingredients and recipe below. Whilst completing food technology we also work on communicating and sharing our preferences for different ingredients e.g. by selecting peas or mushrooms to add to our risotto, so feel free to change or add any other ingredients that you might have in stock at home!