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Science: A STEM Approach: Year 5 (England/Wales)
Science: A STEM Approach: Year 5 (England/Wales)

Science: A STEM Approach: Year 5 (England/Wales)

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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. 

Science: A STEM Approach is a series of books designed to enhance the teaching of science by: 
  • boosting teacher confidence in delivering both science learning and STEM activities; 
  • providing practical solutions to using readily available resources; 
  • developing opportunities for pupils to explore their own ideas and learning; 
  • ensuring a range of opportunities to develop scientific skills through practical activities, observing, recording and measuring; and 
  • promoting active learning, enquiring, exploration and the testing out of ideas. 

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 book in the series features: 
  • four units with four STEM projects, organised by strands—biological science, chemical science, environmental science and physical science; 
  • a medium-term plan and easy-to-follow lesson plans for each unit; 
  • ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom; 
  • background information for the teacher; 
  • resource sheets; and 
  • a range of assessment activities.

    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

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