Outdoor learning at Settrington School

Tough mudder: taking maths outdoors

Being based in the countryside, our school has ample opportunity to make use of the area around us. I am passionate about outdoor learning and am drawn to the idea of using the resources all around us. This particularly relates to teaching maths.

However, we also want to ensure that we are focussing on how outdoor...

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National Coding Week: what are your go-to resources when teaching programming for the first time?

Welcome to the second in our series of #NationalCodingWeek blogs offering tips for teaching programming. Before launching into the ‘how’ of computer programming, it might be worth taking some time to explain ‘why’.

Children are massive consumers of technology, rather than producers. This means they might...

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Roald Dahl: the champion of the STEM world

Roald Dahl’s stories have inspired generations of children, filled with extraordinary ideas, whimsical worlds and unbelievable inventions.

The characters we meet face challenges in which they need creativity, imagination and perseverance to solve – skills we’d love to nurture in the children we teach....

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Get ready for spring with 100% discount on selected course fees

We’ve selected a handful of spring primary and secondary and FE courses that will get you set for 2018 and put a 100% discount offer on the activity fee to make it even easier to access our high quality CPD.PrimaryTo get 100% off the activity fee for the following primary CPD activities, use the discount code SPRING18PRI when booking. Take a look...

National Marine Aquarium grants programme

There has never been a more crucial time for a wider understanding of the oceans and the threats they face.Often the key to increasing awareness is to encourage smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities. Such projects, however worthy, often face challenges in raising the small amounts of...

New report outlines state of UK computing education

STEM Learning welcomes The Royal Society report, After the reboot: computing education in UK schools. The report looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years to the computing curriculum and the impact these have had.Computing skills and knowledge, along with other skills developed by studying STEM subjects (science, technology,...

The Big Spotacular: raising money for Children in Need

From 13-17 November 207, thousands of nurseries and schools will be wearing spotty fancy dress, selling spotty cakes and taking part in sponsored spotty challenges. This is all to raise money for BBC Children in Need, helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children from across the UK.Children will also participate in an exclusive fundraising...

Get involved with British Science Week 2018

British Science Week is an annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Running from 9-18 March 2018, thousands of activities will be taking place across the UK for people of all ages.To make it even easier for you to get involved, the British Science Association has a number of grant schemes to support you in...

Wellcome’s latest report highlights current state of UK primary science education

Wellcome has published a new report which explores the nature of primary science delivery across the UK.Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by CFE Research with the University of Manchester, the report looks into science leaders, teachers and pupils’ opinions of science.This report has been released prior to Wellcome’s UK-wide primary science...

Library of STEM activities for teachers gains new platform

The STEM Directory, an online directory of educational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities has found a new home with STEM Learning.The STEM Directory is an online catalogue of activities that enhance the teaching of STEM in schools and colleges across the UK. Created by the Royal Institution, the STEM Directory will...

Classroom displays competition: could you be one of this term’s winners?

With the start of the new academic year comes the inevitable classroom of blank display boards.If you would like to give your classroom a new lease of life, then have a look at some of the displays teachers have sent in over the last year.As the term progresses and display boards blossom into being, then why not add your classroom display to our...

New report highlights positive impact ENTHUSE Partnerships have on pupils

An independent evaluation of ENTHUSE Partnerships has recently been completed by the respected Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning, on a two-year intensive programme to raise students’...

From boats to board games: winners of the classroom displays competition announced

A massive thank you to everyone who has shared photos of their most inspiring and creative classroom displays. If you haven’t taken a look at the entries, then it is well worth doing so - you may even find an idea for your own classroom!Classroom displays: primaryClassroom displays: secondaryWith so many fantastic displays to choose from, it is...

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