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STEM Intent

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.

 

Science Intent

At Longwick it is our intent to distil a lifelong love of science within our pupils and an understanding of how science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.  Science teaching at Longwick aims to give all pupils a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.  At Longwick, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic pupils study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. All pupils are encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.

50 Super Science Things to do Before you are 11 and 3/4 

50 Super Science Things to do before you're 11 ¾ is an exciting new challenge at  Longwick. The booklet is filled with 50 fun science activities designed to inspire creativity and curiosity. All the activities are easy to complete with household objects or outings in your local area, some come with online instructions which can be accessed by the web links in the booklet.

 

If you have completed one of the activities why not email a picture/ video to the office (for the attention of Mrs Pughe) and it can be uploaded to this page so we can all see what you have been up to!  


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