(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS)
STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are at the very heart of our planning and teaching here at Crofton. We use the STEM principles to develop our continuous curriculum right across the school from Reception through to Year 6.
Why are STEM subjects so important?
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects (and the careers that are associated with them) are quite often seen as being ‘hard’ or ‘boring’ or ‘for boys’. Contrary to this, STEM subjects and careers involve displaying great teamwork, creativity, outside the box thinking and sharp communication. They go far beyond sitting in a lab or crunching numbers and often address current issues society faces. A STEM education is becoming more and more important and with good reason. They promote necessary skills in today’s tech-savvy world, and they represent a pathway to some of the most in-demand and vital jobs.