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Special Schools: Science

In this programme from Teachers TV Lisa Rees from Ysgol Erw'r Delyn, a special school in Penarth, South Glamorgan, presents her video Teaching Science through Stories to a panel to discuss.

Lisa's video looks at making science more accessible in a special school for children with profound and multiple difficulties, and children with sensory impairment. Activities shown include: matching symbols to fruit, developing exploration and teaching a visually impaired child tracking skills. All the activities stem from work on The Very Hungry Caterpillar book.

Presenter Xanthe Steen is joined in the studio by Lisa, education consultant Adrienne Jones and teacher Jacky Wood, to discuss the contents of the video. They talk about the approach adopted by Lisa to develop the children's understanding of the world through stories and the senses. The panel also reflects on how the use of video may be used by schools as a means of professional development.

The approaches used in this video could be used by teachers and classroom assistants when planning to meet the needs of special needs children within their classes.

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