STEM

At Beaconsfield Primary School we place a high level of importance on an integrated STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum. Through STEM, children engage creatively in real world problems, applying their understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in integrated and innovative ways. This is supported by a dedicatedSTEM specialist teacher who works alongside teachers to support their implementation of STEM lessons.

  • Beaconsfield Primary School has been involved in a number of projects and competitions. These include:
  • National Science Week oGame Changers – where we won several awards in 2017 oSTEM-X
  • Maths Talent Quest
  • Maths Murder Mystery
  • ALCOA Maths Enrichment Program
  • Tinker Club – a weekly after school club where students and parents can engage with and explore our design and digital technologies equipment

Alongside a dedicated STEM room that all classes can access as a teaching space, we use a range of traditional and digital technologies for teaching and learning. Included in these facilities is our student managed Kitchen Garden and state of the art audio-visual equipment that students access and manage to run assemblies, concerts and other performances.

STEM at home

As your child’s first teacher, your role is vital in creating opportunities that promote learning in a fun and safe environment. You can help your child by creating a home environment that fosters curiosity and questioning through play. You can help introduce key STEM skills by teaching them to:

  • ask questions
  • work together
  • think creatively
  • solve problems
  • explore and take calculated risks
  • test solutions to problems
  • discover new ways of doing things

Exploring STEM at home

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