At Redwood Park we strive to offer science and technology through a hands-on practical approach supported by STEM activities.
The curriculum offers a diverse, enquiry-based approach where the learner can explore big questions with a range of equipment. This approach allows for our pupils to explore at their own pace whilst considering how things work.
STEM can be seen across the curriculum with links to Art, Wider World, English, Maths, Design Technology and Well-being. We have an exciting range of ‘Tara Binns’ books that focus on a young person’s adventure when she takes on a different STEM focused job role. These books help support the ideas behind science and technology, furthermore the pupils can have fun replicating the experiments or design ideas in the books.
We have an made links with The University of Portsmouth, students from the Computer Science department are currently designing a website for teachers to learn how to code. From this we will be able to provide an exciting Computer Science option involving Lego robots that can be coded to follow requests from a programme controlled by the pupils. We are very excited to launch this to the pupils and share with families.
- To provide enquiry-based learning through a hands-on approach.
- Explore big questions about science and technology by having the time to use specialist equipment.
- To link learning to ECHP targets to ensure a personalised learning approach is supported by STEM activities.
- To provide safe, maintained user friendly equipment.
Skill development linked to the National Curriculum:
- Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
- Observing closely, using simple equipment.
- Performing simple tests.
- Identifying and classifying.
- Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
- Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.