1st Edition

Access to Science Curriculum Planning and Practical Activities for Pupils with Learning Difficulties

By Claire Marvin, Chris Stokoe Copyright 2003
    168 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

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    This accessible and practical teaching resource focuses on access to the science curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties. Within an inclusive framework of participation and achievement for all, the core of the book provides support and ideas for the effective planning and implementation of well-differentiated science-focused activities.

    The book offers activities that are designed to motivate and challenge pupils with diverse individual needs; guidance on differentiation in early years and across all key stages; suggestions for teaching early developmental skills through sensory science; defined learning outcomes that demonstrate progression in curriculum content and experience; assessment and recording opportunities; and guidance on how to incorporate science in a cross-curricular way.

    Written by authors who have direct experience in the field, this book will provide practical help to all those working with pupils with learning difficulties in early years settings and in mainstream and special schools.

    Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1. The importance of science for pupils with learning difficulties, 2. Teaching approaches, 3. The practical planning materials-how to use them, 4. The practical planning materials-what they are, 5. Practical materials-scientific enquiry, 6. Practical materials for Key Stage 1, 7. Practical materials for Key Stage 2, 8. Practical materials for Key Stage 3, 9. Practical materials for Key Stage 4, 10. Planning for progression, Conclusion-meeting the challenge, Resources, References Index


    Claire Marvin, teacher of children with severe learning difficulties at Leyland School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Chris Stokoe, senior teacher and science curriculum manager at Leyland School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.