STEM

STEM

Intent

For the children at Glasshouses, we inspire them to come wonderers of the working world – learning how everyday occurrences happen. This is tied to our STEM sessions which incorporate many areas of the curriculum to provide children with knowledge enriching and carefully sequenced planning so that they can in-fact bring their curiosity to life.

STEM teaching at Glasshouses School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.

All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.