Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics
In RNSF we are going full STEAM ahead with an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points to inspire enquiry, communication, and critical thinking
STEAM gives children the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing technology-based economy, providing a platform to explore learning in a fun, engaging, child led way.
For example in a Fairy Tale or Plants unit we may ask the question….
Can you create a catapult to help Jack get up the Beanstalk quicker?
How can you make him go higher? Further?
How far did he travel?
Can you make his journey safer?
What could you do to improve your catapult?
Which material would make the best landing?
How can we record what we have done?
Can you share what you have discovered?
With questions as a starting point and no right or wrong answer children flourish, feeling in control of their curriculum and enthused and empowered to launch into their learning.