S.T.E.M – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it infiltrates every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Read more about 'S.T.E.M – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths'...

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Art for Maths in Room 6

We also had to make sure that our circle was symmetrical so that it would line up with the other quarters when printed.  When it was ready, we rolled paint onto our craft foam and then flipped it onto a piece of paper. 

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Visitor from out of Space

While reading this book, Poppy, Jordyn-Lea, Patrick, Jack and Casey were very interested in what a scarecrow is and what they would be like in the real world, they wanted to create their very own scarecrow and find out.

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Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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Mathematical Shops in Room 13

Many of us are finding it challenging to learn our facts to and within 10 and adding on or subtracting 10 (recalling basic facts help us in other areas of Mathematics).

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Nature at our door step, Resourse that inspires

Chris, the artist, talked about being a woodturner like being a surgeon.

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Fun Facts for Basic Facts

We have tried a variety of methods to help us remember. Flashcards, Basic fact booklet,  Mathletics live, Basic fact grids, Time Table families.

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Delectable Dazzling Dinosaurs

We also learnt that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago, before humans even existed! Our minds found it hard to comprehend exactly how long ago this really was.

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