Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Secondary Pathway 2

Secondary Pathway 2

Students that are expected to be working at Secondary Pathway 2 will be following topics taken from Primary Pathway 1 and 2. The units will be planned, adapted and taught using a sensory approach to meet the needs of these pupils. Primary Pathway 1 creates a sound learning platform for the units taught in Primary Pathway 2. The units in Pathway 2 are broken down and this will suit the capabilities and needs of students working within this level. Teachers are given the freedom to amend the plans to suit the learning styles of their individual groups of pupils.

Each of the Primary Pathway 1 units have links to well-known fictional stories and have relevance to the topic being taught, such as Once We Were Giants and Handa’s Surprise which have links to Animals and Humans, Jack and The Beanstalk- Plants, Three Little Pigs- Materials, One Year With Kipper- Seasons, The Gruffalo- Animals, Iron Man- Magnets and Forces and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- States of Matter.

Learning science through stories enables children to explore science through imaginative and exciting contexts. It provides the pupils with a hook and meaning.

Supporting resources are STEM Learning, BBC Learning Clips and PurpleMash.

Each unit has a contextual focus so that children learn in a practical, investigative and purposeful environment. Each unit has a variety of knowledge and skills based lessons with great web-links, books, and ideas for display and role play areas.

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Secondary Pathway 2

Students that are expected to be working at Secondary Pathway 2 will be following topics taken from Primary Pathway 1 and 2. The units will be planned, adapted and taught using a sensory approach to meet the needs of these pupils. Primary Pathway 1 creates a sound learning platform for the units taught in Primary Pathway 2. The units in Pathway 2 are broken down and this will suit the capabilities and needs of students working within this level. Teachers are given the freedom to amend the plans to suit the learning styles of their individual groups of pupils.

Each of the Primary Pathway 1 units have links to well-known fictional stories and have relevance to the topic being taught, such as Once We Were Giants and Handa’s Surprise which have links to Animals and Humans, Jack and The Beanstalk- Plants, Three Little Pigs- Materials, One Year With Kipper- Seasons, The Gruffalo- Animals, Iron Man- Magnets and Forces and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- States of Matter.

Learning science through stories enables children to explore science through imaginative and exciting contexts. It provides the pupils with a hook and meaning.

Supporting resources are STEM Learning, BBC Learning Clips and PurpleMash.

Each unit has a contextual focus so that children learn in a practical, investigative and purposeful environment. Each unit has a variety of knowledge and skills based lessons with great web-links, books, and ideas for display and role play areas.