Timeline – Staff training to run the project will take place over the Autumn Term. Initially the project will be delivered to small groups of children through a school club provision run by Clare McCluskey. This will give me the chance to understand how to teach and deliver the lessons using the resources and then we will hold staff meetings to allow the rest of the staff team to explore the resources as well.
Once the initial training has been completed then the project will be delivered to our Year 2 children during the Spring Term.
Budget – The Lego WeDo 2.0 kits are being retired so are currently out of stock. They are however being replaced by the Lego spike essential kit. If we needed to purchase 5 of these then the cost would be £1386.00.
Covid Safety Plan – We still undertake extra cleaning of resources and ensure that children are regularly washing their hands throughout the day.
Expected impact – All of our Year 2 children will take part in this project which is approximately 90 children. We will also aim to deliver small group sessions as a school club to other children throughout school who have an interest in exploring STEM activities through Lego. We will aim to train 5 members of staff initially to deliver and teach this. The impact of the project will be measured through formative observations of the children through their play and exploration of the resources. A big focus for us is the exposure to STEM activities, providing our children with the opportunity to problem solve, communicate with others effectively and take on a role within their team to achieve their goal. Initially, this process will be very guided by staff but we are hoping to see children independently engaging with these resources and guiding their own explorations.