When teaching scientific concepts and vocabulary it is essential that pupils are given access to concrete practical experiences first.
The use of symbols supports pupils learning of scientific words and understanding of abstract vocabulary.
- Symbol support aids understanding of concepts such as push/pull, heavy/light, light/dark
- Games provide pupils with opportunity to over-learn specific vocabulary by much repetition
- Games using symbol support to consolidate learning are more appealing to a learner and are therefore more motivating
SIP Resource Packs
Y1 1A Ourselves
Y1 1C Sorting and Using Materials
Y1 1D Light and Dark
Y1 1E Pushes and Pulls
Y2 2D Grouping and Changing Materials
Y2 2E Forces and Movement
Y3 3C Characteristics of Materials
Y3 3D Rocks and Soils
Y3 3E Magnets and Springs
Y4 4C Keeping Warm
Y4 4D Solids and Liquids
Y4 4E Friction
Y5 5C Gases Around Us
Y5 5D Changing State
For a full list of symbol resource packs visit: www.widgit.com/resources
QCA Learning Objectives
Resources in all the Science Packs relate directly to the Learning Objectives in the QCA schemes of work.
The objectives are clearly listed in the contents of the pack.
For more details: www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/schemes2/science/