Science: A STEM Approach prepares pupils for the roles of the future with skills such as innovation, creativity, reasoning and problem-solving, plus technical science skills such as questioning, observing, experimentation and analysis and interpretation of data. The UK government promotes a cohesive approach to delivering the STEM subjects at secondary school and these books aim to give children a foundation in these subjects at primary level.
The books build on the successful model of integrating STEM into the curriculum through teaching the science part of a topic and then following this with two to three weeks completing a technology and/or engineering project. By the end of Year 6, pupils will be well prepared for secondary school, particularly in the areas of science, technology and engineering.
Each unit also includes a STEM project that links the science knowledge and skills learnt with aspects of engineering, design and technology, information technology and mathematics.
Each unit is fully referenced to the national curriculum, making the books an ideal supplement to an existing science scheme or as the basis for which to build science teaching and learning throughout the school.
The cross-curricular links are good and tie in well with specific Science Units. The staff particularly like the STEM project at the end of each unit.Stacey Euden, Assisstant Headteacher
Another excellent approach. The lesson plans are detailed and cover both skills and content aspects of the curriculum. We have quite set foundation subject methods, however it was easy to adapt some of the Prim-Ed resources into our planning and made assessing the children's learning easier and much clearer. I have shared this resource with some subject leads and look forward to it feeding into planning next year particularly. Furthermore, the use of concept cartoons throughout have given me a rich base of resources to draw on for assessing in Science.Alex Gilbert