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.
Design and Technology Intent
Longwick's Design & Technology Curriculum
Yearly overviews of units are uploaded below - please note that this is a guide and unit lengths may change dependent on teacher judgement. Make sure to check your curriculum map on you class page for more information each half term. There is also a document explaining how skills in each unit are developed through the years at Longwick.
STEM Week 2019
The year's STEM week had a polar explorers theme. Each class took part in design & technology activities during STEM week. For example, Years 5 & 6 designed and created ocean grabbers and polar ships. They tested existing products which could help, designed their own and created prototypes