Science In My Pocket is an exciting set of structured science activities for teaching assistants to use with children who need emotional and behavioural support.
Science In My Pocket offers an invaluable addition to a teaching assistant’s toolkit. Schools have a critical role to play in supporting children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The classroom can be a challenging place for many children and it often falls to a teaching assistant to supervise them and support their learning on a one-to-one or small group basis.
Science In My Pocket consists of a box of ten cloth pockets, each containing carefully designed and simple activities that can be used with children from nursery up to year 6. They can be used once or repeated multiple times. They can be used indoors and outdoors, and most involve moving around which suits the needs of many children.
The benefits of using Science In My Pocket include:
- children become better at self-regulating their behaviour, enabling them to return to a whole class setting more ready to learn and participate.
- children’s social skills improve as the resource provides a context for the child to communicate positively with their peers.
- increase in the confidence of teaching assistants to engage children in scientific discussion.
What is in the box?
- 10 numbered drawstring cloth pockets, each containing a set of instruction cards. Each pocket is based on a particular theme
- A guidebook for teachers and teaching assistants
- A poster to guide teachers and teaching assistants with choosing a pocket
NB The science equipment (all inexpensive everyday items and listed in the guidebook) needs to be added to the pockets before they are ready to use.
Nina Spilsbury and Michele Grimshaw
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Primary Science Teaching Trust Trading Ltd; 1st edition (Jun. 2016)
Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.5 x 30 cm