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Written by Jan Thorn   
Science Days for Special Schools
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Teacher’s feedback. ‘The children responded even better that I expected to your show and talked about it afterwards.’ Springwell School in Southampton

At Timezones we believe that all primary children can gain greatly from exploring their world through science. We currently have two tried and tested projects available for pupils in Special Schools. An ‘Access to Science’ day will start with an interactive performance of either of the plays below. These are both aimed at KS1, and further details about the full content can be found via our Homepage. After the performance we take the subject further by working through the rest of the day with small groups doing hands-on work and experiments. There is flexibility in the content of these sessions, and we are happy to discuss delivery and content with teachers prior to our visit. We would also be very happy to offer our KS2 plays if the content seems more suitable for your curriculum.
In BUILDING BLOCKS pupils look at all the different jobs that go into building a house. They also examine the different materials used to build homes, and that they can find in and around their school.
In MEGA MECHANICS pupils explore forces by helping to design a fairground ride. This helps with understanding of movements, as well as light, sound and electricity.

Children watching these plays enjoy the story, and have fun watching their classmates help with demonstrations. We have many strategies for accommodating the different needs of pupils in Special Schools. For example, we can give full details of volunteer demonstrations in advance so that children can be pre-selected and prepared if teachers feel this is necessary. We can send photos and brief introductory messages to schools where pupils may be unsettled by something new. We are also happy to meet with pupils before the performance to explain what we’ll be doing, or to let pupils with sensory impairments explore the props and equipment.
Both Jan & Andy of Timezones have a great deal of experience, expertise and training in working with groups often thought hard to teach. We would like to see ALL children experiencing the excitement of exploring scientific concepts, so we welcome the challenge of creating exciting and accessible projects.
COST from £250
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Merstone School Materials Workshop.  Photograph ©
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:43
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