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STEM Events Series

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating over 14 million jobs between now and 2023.

The top most well-paid graduate jobs are in the STEM industry. And yet uptake of STEM subjects at A-level and university nationally remains low and male-dominated, with only 12% of students studying STEM subjects at university being women and only 3% of them entering a STEM-based career. 

Through a programme of  STEM activities delivered through lessons, activities, trips, lectures and competitions, students throughout the entire school, from nursery to A-level, have the opportunity to be inspired and to learn more about these subjects and careers they lead to.

Our STEM events are ever-evolving and ever-changing,  see below a full list and check back regularly for updates.

Can I have a dog?

In Nursery our topic is 'Can I have a dog?'.

We will meet Mr Harper’s dog and find out where she lives and how he takes care of her.

In the classroom we will build ‘comfy kennels’ for small world dogs, using different materials. When our small world dogs get muddy, we will carefully clean and dry them. Our role play vets surgery will keep us busy, as we will bathe, bandage and feed toy animals. Using our problem-solving skills, we will sort pet care items using different criteria.

Getting creative, we will use stencils to create animal prints. In our Literacy work, we will share books, read animal names and explore the initial sounds. We will also take a walk on the wild side, when we practise moving like animals. Inspired by pictures of amazing animals, we will draw the pet we would like and write its name. Using our maths skills, we will count the dogs and sort them into different sets. In our technology sessions we will be using our Beebots and Code-caterpillars to carry out simple coding instructions.