Digital Technologies & STEM

 

The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day.  STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed throughout Primary School and beyond.

STEM at St Thomas More Primary School is a hands-on experience that encourages students to think critically, work cooperatively and develop problem solving skills. Critical and creative thinking skills are fostered as children are provided with the opportunity to ask questions and seek solutions to a range of problems. Students are engaged in STEM activities within the normal classroom program, as well as during weekly STEM specialist classes.

Through STEM, students develop essential skills including:

  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • critical analysis
  • teamwork
  • independent thinking
  • initiative
  • communication
  • digital literacy

 Children at St Thomas More are provided with many opportunities to become safe, confident and effective users of ICT.  A range of devices are available for students to use in classrooms and specialist areas. We also have a green room where children are able to film, edit and produce high definition films.

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