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STEM at Mesty Croft Academy

VISION

 

At Mesty Croft Academy we believe:

 

  • STEM activities will allow our children to explore, investigate, design, build, experiment and question the world around them – and beyond!
  • STEM links into our core values – inspirational, inclusive and collaborative. We will give our children many cross-curricular opportunities to learn.
  • STEM lessons will be child-led, fun, practical, exciting and thought-provoking with links to real-life problem-solving.

 

PRINCIPLES

  • STEM learning is a time for children to explore their curiosity. It is child-led which means that children undertake practical experiments to investigate questions they pose. They predict and then explore questions on a number of topics. In addition, they build skills around scientific enquiry and problem solving and learning about life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes.
  • Children are confident in doing STEM subjects by demonstrating a willingness to modify ideas and take risks. They seek to collaborate and work co-operatively with their peers.
  • Children are able to use maths skills to help solve problems such as:

        -  measurement of time, mass, volume and length.

        -  number to understand their data such as tallying, ordering greatest to lowest.

        -  statistics to create graphs to present data (where appropriate) linked to year group objectives.

        -  reasoning to understand their findings and present their results.

  • Children will use technology such as coding and the latest applications and software to solve problems.
  • Children will design, create and build solutions to problems – choosing and using various equipment and tools.

 

 

British Science Week 2018!

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