STEM – Mrs Dixon

What is STEM?

Children from P3-7 have STEM each week with Mrs Dixon (Science Specialist Teacher).  We learn how the STEM subjects are important in our everyday lives and how they are linked.  For example, you need the Maths skill of measurement to measure liquids accurately in a Science investigation, or ingredients in a Food Technology baking activity.  Engineers need to understand the Science of forces to be able to design a bridge.  In STEM, children use their skills and knowledge from each subject and take part in practical problem-solving activities, which we call STEM Challenges.  We develop many important life skills in STEM, such as teamwork, communication, creativity and resilience.   

What are the children learning in STEM this Term? – Term 2

P3-5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Children from P3-7 have STEM each week with Mrs Dixon (Science Specialist Teacher).  This term P3-5 are developing our Science investigation and enquiry skills (such as observing, comparing and recording) through our Science Magic topic.  We will be using our Maths skills (such as measuring and data handling).  We will also be trying some STEM activities led by older classes as part of De-STEM-ber, our whole school STEM event from 1-10 December.

P6-7 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Children from P3-7 have STEM each week with Mrs Dixon (Science Specialist Teacher).  This term P6-7 are working towards the Discover, Create, Inspire and Lead badges for the Level 2 Young STEM Leader Awards.  We are self-evaluating our skills and aiming to improve our confidence, to inspire others as positive STEM role models.  We will be creating and leading STEM activities for others as part of De-STEM-ber, our whole school STEM event from 1-10 December.

Home learning sways June 22nd

Early level Nursery – P1

First level P2-P4

Second level P5-P7

Home learning Sways June 8th

Early Level – Nursery & Primary 1

First Level P2 – P4

Second Level P5-P7

Home learning Sways June 1st

Early Level – Nursery & Primary 1

First Level – P2 to P4

Second Level P5 – P7

Home learning materials 25th May

Early level:

Nature – Mini beast hunt and bug hotel

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First level:
Science with salt experiment, STEM in the News and Food Technology
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Second level:
Energy and Electricity topic, STEM in the News and Food Technology
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