At Longwick, our intent is to instil a lifelong love of learning. We seek opportunities within our STEM learning time to develop the pupils’ cultural and scientific capital to enable them to develop an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. In turn, these enable our pupils to become educated, responsible citizens in our local and global community, today and in the future.
Through our STEM curriculum we provide opportunities for pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning through cross-curricular links in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Pupils are empowered to be curious and ask their own questions; we want our pupils to identify the needs of others and develop ideas which respond to these. We provide opportunities for pupils to develop their creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills through pupil-led investigations and STEM challenges. We have high expectations of all pupils, regardless of their ability; our curriculum is appropriately adapted and differentiated by teachers to ensure that SEND pupils are supported and able to access their learning, whilst our more able pupils are encouraged to think deeper, investigate using a more complex hypothesis to create digital and scientifically complex solutions in our 21st century world
During our STEM curriculum time, we make use of our school grounds, in school STEM lab and take part in educational visits, therefore enabling pupils to have memorable experiences and to recognise the purpose behind their learning.
Through our computing curriculum at Longwick we aim to give our pupils the life-skills that will enable them to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way in order to flourish. We want pupils to become autonomous, independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. We want the use of technology to support learning across the entire curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child. Not only do we want them to be digitally literate and competent end-users of technology but through our computing lessons we want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We want our pupils to have a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community but also as members of a wider global community and as responsible digital citizens.