Head2Head Sensory Theatre presents the first episode of their new series, Sensory Squad, ‘Fun on the Farm’.
Join Sensory Squad as they visit Bocketts Farm in Bookham, Surrey, and meet Farmer Martin. Find out what sort of animals live on the farm, what they love eating and how to care for them.
With songs, craft activity and a checklist of things to find at home to help join in with ‘Fun on the Farm’!
Fill a rucksack with lots of fun sensory items to join in whilst watching Sensory Squad or take it along with you when you go to visit a farm.
Support our theatre charity and purchase your own Sensory Squad rucksack online now or donate via our website www.h2hsensorytheatre.com/donate
Special thanks to everyone at Bocketts Farm in Surrey https://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/
What is Sensory Squad?
Sensory Squad is a fun and educational Makaton signed and captioned YouTube series for children which enhances communication and offers learning experiences through songs, stories and repetition. The series aims to help families and children prepare for real world experiences such as farm, circus or museum visits.
Explore the world around us with the help of our friendly squad, including Rei. Inquisitive and helpful, Rei ‘zooms’ through life and wants to help everyone enjoy every moment.
Each episode includes an original song and a fun craft activity with instructions on how to join in with the use of the Sensory rucksack - a sack filled with fun, sensory items, which families and teachers can put together.
Children of all abilities will learn about different settings and feature activities that they can replicate using sensory moments e.g. getting grubby in the garden (grass) or exploring a local beach (bucket and sand)?
The Creative Team
Writer & Producer Amy Rhodes
Director James MacLaren
Director of Photography Martin Hodgson
Illustrator and Animator Claire’s Characters
Music ‘Fun on the Farm’ and ‘Sensory Squad jingle’ by Kayleigh Stratton
‘Rain, rain go away’, ‘This little piggie…’, ‘Mary had a little lamb’ by Erica Flint
SFX BBCRewind, Zapsplat
REI’s costume Mimics Productions
Sensory Squad Presenters Erica Flint, John Gregor and Ruth Spurr as Rei
Volunteer Guest Presenter Eloise MacDonald
Volunteer Crew Member Alex Pollard
Sensory Squad is a team effort made possible by fundraisers, marketing, production, administrators, board of trustees, volunteers and many, many more. A huge thank you to the team at Bocketts Farm for supporting us and many thanks to The Orpheus Centre for introducing us to our wonderful volunteers.
Sensory Squad is grateful for funding received from:
Alchemy Foundation, Douglas Arter Foundation, Gatwick Airport Community Trust, Lord Barnby's Foundation, St. James Place Foundation, The Childhood Trust, The Fence Club, The Friarsgate Foundation, The Worshipful Company of Grocers, John Horniman’s Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Pennington Manches Cooper Foundation, Alice Ellen Cooper Dear Charitable Trust, The National Lottery.
Head2Head Sensory Theatre is a registered special needs and disability theatre charity based in Oxted, Surrey. We are passionate about making theatre accessible to everyone and understand that families who have a child with a disability face many barriers. We raise awareness, share knowledge and develop new ways to make this happen. Our special needs and disability theatre charity provides opportunities for self-development and learning with a work experience programme to support students transitioning from education!
For information about Head2Head Sensory Theatre’s shows and films, please visit our website www.h2hsensorytheatre.com. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on either 01883 725264 or 01372 278021.
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