Our school was certainly a hive of activity during Week 8, our STEAM Week. Children were buzzing with excitement as they engaged in one of the 21 exciting STEAM workshops that teachers had planned for.

 

STEAM education is a trans-disciplinary approach to the school curriculum, based on projects and project-based learning. Specific learning objectives from Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts (including humanities) and Mathematics are combined to create new learning experiences. During the week, the children were extended in their thinking, they followed the design process and they completed their projects. We were impressed with the engagement and focus of our children as we visited workshops.

 

Opportunities were created for children to:

  • think and act creatively
  • work collaboratively in mixed-ability groups
  • build learner agency, which is directly linked to our school-wide focus.

It was great to see so many experts from within our community sharing their knowledge and helping our children during the week.

The week culminated in a sharing session on Friday 13th September and it was lovely to have our children showcase the learning to some of our parents and grandparents who came along on the day.