You may be familiar with the term STEM subjects, which is now developing to STEAM, to include the important element of Art in this curriculum, – so Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. We were granted planning permission, before the pandemic, to build over our current dining hall, to create a fantastic purpose built facility. Mr Barraclough led the development of this new, dynamic curriculum and facility and we are excited to announce that the school’s brand new STEAM facility was completed Summer 2021. This new space is currently being used for both Science and Art lessons along with the exciting new curriculum lesson – STEAM. This STEAM curriculum is taught as a project based learning experience, drawing together the multiple disciplines to excite and inspire. STEAM lessons aim to improve pupil problem solving skills, to be creative in their thinking and work cohesively together in project teams. We want to encourage the children to apply their scientific, mathematical, computing, and design skills to solve a variety of practical problems. They will be introduced to the 5-stage engineering process – ask, imagine, plan, create and improve – which encourages a cyclical approach to solving problems. Please check our Facebook page for some examples of our fantastic STEAM project work!
Our Wellbeing Garden
Development has started on an area that will eventually be home to our completed Wellbeing Garden within our Prep school grounds, which the pupils, staff and parents will be able to use all year round for gentle reflection, peaceful thoughts and the opportunity to spend time within a natural and beautiful space. Further fundraising events and fun activities will be taking place next term, and we will keep everyone updated on our progress as the Wellbeing Garden starts to take shape.