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 Extracurricular clubs are a great way to allow all to get involved and potentially discover new interests and talents without the pressures of covering the curriculum and assessment. In primary don't need to be expert - can model learning/​creative approaches, however, the challenge in primary can be staff being interested and confident enough to give it a go - not sure of figures but primary appears to attract far more arts/​humanities graduates rather than STEM graduates. Extracurricular clubs are a great way to allow all to get involved and potentially discover new interests and talents without the pressures of covering the curriculum and assessment. In primary don't need to be expert - can model learning/​creative approaches, however, the challenge in primary can be staff being interested and confident enough to give it a go - not sure of figures but primary appears to attract far more arts/​humanities graduates rather than STEM graduates.
  
-STEM activities are perfect for regular [[metacognition|metacognitive]] reflection. Is this working? How can we look at this differently?​ Do we need to change our focus? What helped/​hindered us in our approach to this task?+STEM activities are perfect for regular [[metacognition|metacognitive]] reflection. ​Questions, such as: //Is this working? How can we look at this differently?​ Do we need to change our focus? What helped/​hindered us in our approach to this task?// are all metacognitively based, and can help secure strong connections for learning. ​
  
 Start activity with an enquiry question for the students to solve (e.g. how can we drop an egg from a height without it breaking?). They'​re also great for teaching children that mistakes are an important part of the learning process ([[https://​twitter.com/​HowtoSTEM/​status/​1093611877085659136|idea link]]), making it possible to explore and discover any misconceptions. Children generally get excited about making anything with a practical application - creating something that didn't exist before. Adding in a '​pitch'​ element at the end for older primary really makes them focus on the objective. Start activity with an enquiry question for the students to solve (e.g. how can we drop an egg from a height without it breaking?). They'​re also great for teaching children that mistakes are an important part of the learning process ([[https://​twitter.com/​HowtoSTEM/​status/​1093611877085659136|idea link]]), making it possible to explore and discover any misconceptions. Children generally get excited about making anything with a practical application - creating something that didn't exist before. Adding in a '​pitch'​ element at the end for older primary really makes them focus on the objective.
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 ==== Resources & Activities ==== ==== Resources & Activities ====
  
-  * Unordered List ItemBritish ​Science Week (March) Activity Packs - Free downloads for EYFS, primary and secondary ([[https://​www.britishscienceweek.org/​plan-your-activities/​activity-packs/​|link]])+  * British ​Science Week (March) Activity Packs - Free downloads for EYFS, primary and secondary ([[https://​www.britishscienceweek.org/​plan-your-activities/​activity-packs/​|link]]) 
 +  * Finding DNA - Kiwi fruit experiment - See [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Fga_IUQdVh4|this YouTube video]] from Open University on how to conduct this experiment. ​
   * '​[[https://​www.lightyearfoundation.org/​|The Lightyear Foundation]]'​ is an incredible charity that provides STEM activities for disabled children. They use sensory opportunities to make STEM accessible and teach life skills such as helping children cope with unexpected outcomes.   * '​[[https://​www.lightyearfoundation.org/​|The Lightyear Foundation]]'​ is an incredible charity that provides STEM activities for disabled children. They use sensory opportunities to make STEM accessible and teach life skills such as helping children cope with unexpected outcomes.
   * School has a £$ subscription to [[https://​www.tigtagworld.co.uk/​|https://​www.tigtagworld.co.uk/​]] - lots of ideas and subject knowledge for class teachers.   * School has a £$ subscription to [[https://​www.tigtagworld.co.uk/​|https://​www.tigtagworld.co.uk/​]] - lots of ideas and subject knowledge for class teachers.
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