STEEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, English, Art and Maths.
STEEAM Club began at Pelham in 2018 as an additional challenge programme for children identified as high-potential learners. In 2019-2020 the club is run as an enquiry-based research project for selected children in Key Stage 2, on a Friday after school. Places are weighted towards girls in response to there being considerably less women involved in STEM industries.
There are also a number of other opportunities in the year for children to develop their passions and aptitudes in a variety of subjects through challenges and competitions. For example:
- Selected children in Years 5 and 6 take part in the Primary Mathematics Challenge http://www.primarymathschallenge.org.uk/ .
- The Wimbledon Young Writers’ Competition provides an exciting challenge for children with a passion for writing to write a story or poem on a given stimulus. In 2019, we were delighted that from over 350 entries to the competition, Pelham received a number of commendations for their entries, with one pupil awarded a runner-up award for her age group.
This year, we have also launched a blog to update you on our learning in STEEAM. Click here to view the blog and find out more about the ‘Pelham 100 Project’.