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Partnership STEM classes

STEM partnership sessions focus on the real-life applications of structure, modern materials and dynamic forces. Each session is practical with something to take home at the end to prompt discussions with parents. It is aimed at Year 5 pupils and can accommodate 6-8 students. The specialist teacher works with the same group each week for and pupils interested and enthusiastic about science and engineering are encouraged to attend.

Aims

To develop a mutually beneficial partnership between the two schools with a particular focus on STEM activities.  Primary School children have the opportunity to experience lessons run by our specialist teacher in their own schools. Our own teachers are benefitting by gaining experience in teaching in the Primary environment.

Background

This Partnership initiative has been going on for four year and was introduced by one of our STEM teachers who had previously been involved in Partnership Maths lessons.

Resources

The Head of Partnership coordinates the programme that is run by a STEM teacher who is timetabled for this Partnership activity one afternoon a week.  We provide the necessary equipment and materials for the projects.

Impact

We ask for regular feedback from the Primary Schools who are involved in the program and adapt the sessions accordingly.

Pupil Involvement

Groups of Year 5 Primary School children from the local area

Frequency

Ongoing weekly project during term time.