Please see below our January Newsletter.
Please see below our January Newsletter.
We hope you have managed to enjoy a break in some form over the summer. As we are all returning to a new normal and finding our feet, we are taking a break from providing CLPL for a short while. We are working in the background to develop more CLPL sessions and other exciting STEM opportunities which we hope to bring to you later in the term. For now, we would like to reassure you we are still here for any advice/support you may need, please feel free to contact us.
We would like to share with you some resources you may find useful in this new normal. Prior to the summer we worked as a team with all the RAiSE officers across Scotland to produce a resource for use by teachers on return to school. The reasoning behind the creation of these resources was that pre-summer, there was the possibility teachers could return to a blended learning model. We set to work trying to provide support for this model. As it turns out we are not in a blended learning model, however, the resources created are still valuable in the teaching context we now find ourselves with some limitations on group work, resource sharing and potentially lengthy pupil absences. As a result, we are publishing these resources now for use as you wish.
These context planners are for Early, First and Second level to include Es and Os from across the curriculum (not just STEM). The planners provide opportunities and complete resources for: home based learning, classroom working and IDL (Inter Disciplinary Learning) experiences. Consideration has been given to pupils having to work relatively self-supported, potentially without access to technology and individually rather than in groups for practical work. These resources could prove useful in completing practical work outside of group work. They could be used to support pupils in periods of extended absence or fully in a classroom context and simply provide resources for learning.
Each planner has an overview which outlines the whole context for learning and all the experiences which could be taught. It shows the Es and Os which would be covered, highlights where tasks could be complete at home and which tasks are IDL. The links to the resources for these tasks, worksheets, powerpoints, videos are all in the overview.
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The full resource can be found here. Context planners
Any feedback or questions you have on these please feel free to contact us: Barbara Hanning firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura McCafferty email@example.com
Each week we will highlight the excellent examples of STEM work happening in #FalkirkSTEMpire. We will chose a different cluster each week to focus on. This week Bo’ness cluster. Great work folks!
Family Arch Challenge! Looking for something to do as a family when you’re stuck inside & driving each other mad?! Why not get creative with this challenge?! Can’t wait to see them! #BAarchchallenge @Kinneil_PS @DeanburnPS @GrangePrimSch @BlacknessP @BonessPublic @stmarysboness
Needing some inspiration for healthy, homemade snacks and meals for your family? Then, dip into these brilliant Cookalong Videos from
and enjoy making: Pizza, Brilliant burgers, Spaghetti bolognese, Oaty Cookies
and lots more. https://parentclub.scot/articles/cookalong-videos
Now this looks like fun! I know there are a lot of Deanburn Lego fans out there! Mrs C
Fans of Lego and Secret Codes will love this! Choose a Lego brick/piece to represent each letter of the alphabet then write a secret message for your friends and family to uncover #secretcode #literacy Tweet us your pictures
If you’re looking for some fun learning activities to top up your day, @bbcbitesize may be able to help. Click the link below, choose your child’s age group and enjoy the daily activities
Looks like fun
#BBCBitesizeDaily on @BBCiPlayer and Red Button
http://bbc.in/BitesizeDaily Daily Lessons online for after
Students using Glow in Scotland can use Minecraft Education Edition with load of learning covering STEM, Languages, History and Culture and Art. A fantastic opportunity for young people and parents to discover new ways of learning. Just use your glow details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Banana muffins…. let’s see how they taste!
Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.
Suitable for P7 to S6. Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work Live! at the Glasgow Science Centre. Arrange a visit and find out more here.