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Ideas shared by Positive Eye
Here is a fabulous idea for a Tactile Wall Panel generously shared with Positive Eye by a teacher of VI from Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College in the UK
Each panel is a square of mdf, mounted on another piece as a backboard that then slots into the frame that the caretaker kindly put on the wall. Each panel slots into the runners at the top and bottom. I can swap the order round or, as and when I make some more, swap new ones for old.
The mouse in the “skirting board” (below) came from the pet aisle in Sainsbury’s – I added a squeaker. The socket is fake!
The jeans (below) came from Primark children’s dept – £2. We hide different things in the pockets for our youngsters to find. The clothes pegs aren’t fixed so children can play with them as well.
The flower and sea ones both have a bit of quilt wadding behind the fabric to make them easier to feel. The soil for the flower is a bit of towelling. The roots of the plant were a lucky find – a bit of cushion trim that you could unravel into strands that were themselves just string with thread bound round them.
The flower and sea panels (above) both have a bit of quilt wadding behind the fabric to make them easier to feel. The soil for the flower is a small section of towelling.
The concentric circles (below) have got various tactile things in the furrows in-between – pompoms, ric-rac, necklaces, PVA with sand in, etc.Our Design Technology teacher cut the shapes out of mdf on a laser cutter so I used the cut-out bits to make a negative version of the original.
Number line resource shared by a teacher of VI from Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College UK
Colour-coded number lines with added braille and bumpons.
The tens numbers have got a large bumpon – the rest are small ones.
The bump ons are used as markers to count along the number line.
Everyone in the class can use the same ones.
Understanding the concept of theThermometer
A brilliant and very simple idea shared with Positive Eye by a creative Teacher of VI from Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College. This is an ingenious idea to teach the concept of how a thermometer works
The thermometer is made from a yellow bead threaded onto a length of dowel, mounted on a board that is painted.
The red/blue bead at each end of the dowel is a square wooden bead, drilled through to screw everything in place.
The numbers are mounted on a strip of fridge magnet so that you change them to suit your topic. For example, you could make the scale go from 0 to100, -10 to +10, use decimals etc.