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Welcome to the STEM pages! Please look through these pages to find some ideas for home learning. We would love to see any work that you produce so feel free to send any pictures into your teachers.

Remember, that STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) means you can ask questions, test your ideas, make mistakes and very importantly learn from these mistakes! It is a chance for you to ask questions and find the best way to answer the questions. 

So be curious, be prepared to make mistakes and have fun!

Competition time!

Art of Science 2020

 

We are delighted to announce that Art of Science is back! This year, things will be slightly different and the exhibition will be run entirely on-line. Our theme for the Schools category is "Under the Sea". You can take a photo of a drawing, painting, or a sculpture you've made, or upload a short video (2 min maximum, please make sure you do not appear in the video) - the choice is yours! The main thing is you have fun! Don't forget to give your artwork a title and very short description, so that we can include this with your exhibit.

 

There are 3 categories, age 4-6, age 7-11 and age 12-16, with the opportunity to win a prize for your School.     

 

Please ask your grown up, or teacher, to upload your submission at this link ArtofScience2020 Please note, your first name (if you allow us) and name of School will appear on Social Media (University of Bristol webpages, Twitter and Instagram). If you have any questions, please contact us at BristolArtofSci@gmail.com

 

We look forward to seeing your creations!

The Art of Science Team

 

Entries will be accepted until  5pm (BST) Friday, 10th July 2020. Prize winners will be announced by Friday 17th July 2020. The judge's decision is final. 

 

Good luck with these competitions! 

Get wild with the Wildlife Trust!

Coding challenges for all!

https://www.cgi-group.co.uk/en-gb/corporate-social-responsibility/stem-from-home

A great coding resource. Children need access to a computer but can download what they need from the website for most of the activities. It starts with you having to create a program to move a boat through a maze, there is plenty of opportunity to problem solve!

 

Dyson Foundation Engineering and Science Challenge 

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html

A set of 22 science challenges and 22 engineering challenges using equipment readily available around the home.  Challenges are for children ages 7 and up but there are ideas that can be used with younger children.

 

How to STEM

http://howtostem.co.uk/blog/

A blog written by Emily Hunt, a primary science teacher and STEM enthusiast. There is a link to her book but lots of free ideas on her blog. Well worth a look!

 

Primary Science Teaching Trust science for home learning

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

The Primary Science Teaching Trust has teamed up with Science Sparks and developed lots of great ideas that can be enjoyed at home. 

 

Help for home learning maths 

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54432 

A message of support from the NCETM designed to for parents and carers with continuing mathematics learning at home.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Every Friday, BBC Bitesize will be adding a page of maths problem solving activities to this website. They increase in difficulty and are ideal for the whole family to try together. Remember to use your habits of a marvellous mathematician to help you and work collaboratively for optimum results!

 

Summer term Power Maths textbooks have been made free online for Ashton Gate students. Power Maths is a mathematics scheme backed by the DfE which we sometimes use to support learning in school. See the below links to access books for every year via the Pearson website:

 

 

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

A wealth of free printable packs from Mathematics Mastery to support home learning.

https://www.crestawards.org/

An opportunity to work towards an award from the Crest team. There are supportive resources on the site and the projects are easy to run. The activities are suitable for a variety of ages. 

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