STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Some examples of how we will enhance learning in these subjects are:
- Using LEGO Mindstorms, Beebots and similar to build and programme a robotic vehicle. Pupils will be given various challenges that require programming of the vehicle and utilisation of sensors (light, movement etc) to perform these challenges.
- Enterprise challenges where pupils will design, market and sell a product/concept or plan and finance an imaginative adventure drawing from across the curriculum.
- Using guest speakers to demonstrate various dimensions of STEM in an engaging real world context including ‘what does an architect do? What does a motor engineer do? etc this might be at school, at employer premises or at a college/university.
- ‘Learning Together’ events based around specific STEM themes. This could take the form of practical problem solving workshops e.g. around the design of electrical circuits and their applications or the use and application of innovative technologies or family enterprise challenges. This can bring parents closer to their child’s learning and offer an opportunity for parents not only to see their childs’ development first hand but to be part of it.
- Work insight days where we invite in or visit local businesses, colleges or universities to have hands on experience of STEM in the real world this could include ‘cars mechanics under the bonnet – how does it work?’, ‘inside a computer – how does it work?’ etc.
- Review our STEM Vision document