Digital, Live and In-Person STEM workshops from As Creatives - UK wide

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Enjoy some of our most popular whole-school programmes without us even stepping foot inside your building! Including the maths/science mash-up The Race into Space, The Riddle of the Sphinx and The Benefactor maths day.

 

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The Race into Space (Digital Pack)
The search is on for the UK's next astronaut – and Major Tom wants your pupils' help in selecting the best person for the job. He’s found six well-suited candidates, all with different qualifications – but it’s up to you to decide which one will win The Race into Space!  
 
Probably the most challenging of our maths programmes, The Race into Space comprises a range of different activities, giving children opportunities to extend their mathematical thinking in context and explore some of the links between maths and science. In its digital format, it allows you to choose to either present it in one discrete block – or over the course of a number of days. If all the activities we provide were undertaken, classes would be engaged for between two and three hours.
The digital pack includes: 
 
  • Two short films, to open and close the adventure
  • Seven PowerPoint-based, whole-class activities (one for each year group), exploring age-appropriate examples of maths and science “crossovers"
  • Printable Question and Answer Sheets for a range of questions linking maths with the science of space (all age-differentiated)
  • Two activities combining maths with literacy (with printable Writing Frameworks)
The Riddle of the Sphinx (Digital Pack)
Our resident archaeologist, Dr Colorado Smith, has returned from Egypt with some exciting news: she's now collected all the clues required to solve the age old Riddle of the Sphinx - and open the Inner Sanctum in the Valley of the Kings. But as she can't do it by herself, she's on the lookout for schools to use their understanding of concepts of “measurement” to help her!
 
With a range of different activities, The Riddle of the Sphinx offers children contextualised, engaging and age-differentiated opportunities to further develop their understanding of “measurement”. The digital format that we’ve put together allows you to choose to either present it in one discrete block – or over the course of a number of days. If all the activities we provide were undertaken, classes would be engaged for between two and three hours.

The digital pack includes:

 
  • Two short films from Dr Colorado Smith, to open and close the adventure
  • Seven PowerPoint-based, whole-class activities (one for each year group), exploring age-appropriate aspects of measurement
  • Printable Question and Answer Sheets for a range of measurement-based maths questions (all age-differentiated)
  • Two measurement-based literacy activities (with printable Writing Frameworks)

 

The Benefactor (Digital Pack)

Eccentric millionaire Benny Factor has amassed a fortune over the last few years – and it’s now time to give something back to a village that’s very close to his heart: Amberton. The trouble is, though, that with so many community groups within the village to choose from, he can’t quite decide how to carve his money up! And that’s where you come in, as your pupils help him draw up a series of budgets …
 
Featuring a range of different activities, The Benefactor provides children with great opportunities to practise their understanding and skills with money in engaging and entertaining contexts. It exists in versions allowing it to be delivered to anything from a single class to a whole school – and its digital formats allow you to choose to either present it in one discrete block – or over the course of a number of days. If all the activities we provide were undertaken, classes would be engaged for between two and three hours.
 
The digital pack includes; 

  • Two short films from Benny Factor, to open and close the adventure
  • A PowerPoint-based, whole-class budgeting activity (all age-differentiated)
  • Printable Question and Answer Sheets for a range of money-based maths questions (all age-differentiated)
  • Two money-based literacy activities (with printable Writing Frameworks

 

Family Maths: Maths in Everyday Life (add on session)

Comprising a range of challenges for all the family, exploring ways in which we use maths all the time, without ever really thinking about it – and demonstrating just how easy it is to use almost any family activity as a springboard for a quick maths challenge!

 

The Bunker (digital pack for secondary schools)

Getting to the very heart of maths (identifying, analysing and predicting patterns) by focusing on codebreaking, The Bunker has long been one of our most popular and successful workshops. So we’re delighted to now be able to make it available in digital format, allowing teachers to deliver the activities themselves. Coming complete with an introductory, “Top Tips on Codebreaking” film, it features a PowerPoint-led challenge in which students use what they have already learnt to crack a series of increasingly fiendish (but always solvable) codes. And if that weren’t enough, the package also contains everything you’ll need to set the students an add-on challenge requiring them to devise and test their very own codes! (KS3 - KS3 / S1 - S5)

 

The following workshops can be delivered "live" via teams or any platform your school is using:

Maths "Live" Workshops

CSI: Storyland: mixing storytelling with maths (EYFS – Y2/P1 – P3)... 

CSI: Michaela Maths: using a range of mathematical skills to solve a dastardly crime (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4)...

CSI: Bake Off: using the fuel of fractions (and, for older pupils, percentages) to clear up some trouble in the kitchen (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4)...

The Priorities Game: seeing KS3 - KS4/ S1 - S5 students working in teams to represent different interest groups in drawing up budgets (and responding to rapidly changing events) to support a community initiative. Also available for Years 12 and 13.

 

Maths In-person Workshops

We have reviewed all of our in-person workshops and made a range of adaptations to ensure they are Covid-secure, can be delivered with safe social distancing and require no sharing of resources. We have developed a Covid-19 Protocol – and are also, of course, able to make further adaptations to fit individual schools’ strategies.

CSI: Storyland: mixing storytelling with maths (EYFS – Y2/P1 – P3)... 

CSI: Michaela Maths: using a range of mathematical skills to solve a dastardly crime (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4)...

CSI: Bake Off: using the fuel of fractions (and, for older pupils, percentages) to clear up some trouble in the kitchen (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4).

The Race into Space: The search is on for the UK's next astronaut – and Major Tom wants your pupils' help in selecting the best person for the job. He’s found six well-suited candidates, all with different qualifications – but it’s up to you to decide which one will win The Race into Space!  

The Priorities Game: seeing KS3 - KS4/ S1 - S5 students working in teams to represent different interest groups in drawing up budgets (and responding to rapidly changing events) to support a community initiative. 

 

Science Digital Packages

As a special offer for schools applying for the full grant, we’re making all three available as a Bumper Bundle!

Big Science Day - Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, this comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6/ P1 to P7) - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities, all brought together with opening and closing films!

The Engineering Trail – with opening and closing films and featuring engineering challenges using resources available in any school setting, differentiated into three age ranges: EYFS and KS1/P1 – P3 … Years 3 and 4/P4 and P5 … and Years 5 and 6/P6 and P7.

Family Science: Top Tips for Saving the Planet (add-on activity) – complete with an introductory film and offering the whole family opportunities to both uncover the science we all use in our everyday lives and think about easy ways that we can all contribute to protecting Planet Earth!

 

Science In-person Workshops

Big Science - Starting with a whole-school assembly (which can be delivered over Zoom),The rest of the day is taken up with workshops for a year group at a time - with whole-school themes including Journeys into Space, Amazing Animals (and Hair raising Humans), Exploring Evolution, Phenomenal Plants, Considering Conservation, Looking at Light, Eclectic Electricity, The Marvel of Materials, May the Force Be With You and The Sense of Sound!

Seven Wonders of the World - Using a range of age-appropriate drama-based techniques to cement prior learning, clarify difficult concepts, introduce new content and extend thinking, our creative science programmes are always really popular.

Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, an exciting and engaging way to explore Seven Innovations That Have Changed the World – and some lesser sung heroes of innovation, including Mae Jemison (a medical doctor who became the first African American woman in space), Elijah McCoy (who revolutionised the railway industry) and Charles Richard Drew (whose work on blood plasma saved countless lives in WW2 – and is still being used today).

 

 
To book this activity, please contact:
Jo Stokes
0151 708 8886
jo@ascreatives.com
https://www.ascreatives.com/stem-enrichment-and-enhancement-ee-grant-scheme-now-open/

As Creatives, Studio B, Baltic Creative Campus, 49
L1 0AH Liverpool Merseyside
England

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