Our popular range of Digital, "Live" and In-Person Creative Maths and Science workshops are included in the programmes you can apply for funding for, as part of the 2020 STEM enrichment and enhancement (E&E) grant scheme! 

Grants of £500 are offered for schools to experience a science, technology, engineering or mathematics activity selected from the STEM Directory. This scheme is generously supported by the Clothworkers’ Foundation and the L.G. 

The 2020 STEM E&E grant scheme will close at midnight on Friday 23 October 2020.

If you are interested in hosting either an in-person or digital As Creatives Maths or Science workshop in your school please find information about all of our programmes below!

Find out more about the RI STEM grants here www.rigb.org/education/stem-grants

 

Maths Digital Packages

As a special offer for schools applying for the full grant, we’re making available a Bumper Bundle, consisting of any two of these, together with our unique Family Maths digital package!

The Race into Space - The search is on for the UK's next astronaut – and Major Tom wants your pupils' help in selecting the best person for the job. He’s found six well-suited candidates, all with different qualifications – but it’s up to you to decide which one will win The Race into Space! (EYFS - Y6 / P1 - P7)

The Riddle of the Sphinx - Our resident archaeologist, Dr Colorado Smith, has returned from Egypt with some exciting news: she's now collected all the clues required to solve the age old Riddle of the Sphinx - and open the Inner Sanctum in the Valley of the Kings. But as she can't do it by herself, she's on the lookout for schools to use their understanding of concepts of “measurement” to help her! (EYFS - Y6 / P1 - P7)

The Benefactor - Eccentric millionaire Benny Factor has amassed a fortune over the last few years – and it’s now time to give something back to a village that’s very close to his heart: Amberton. The trouble is, though, that with so many community groups within the village to choose from, he can’t quite decide how to carve his money up! And that’s where you come in, as your pupils help him draw up a series of budgets. (EYFS - Y6 / P1 - P7)

Family Maths: Maths in Everyday Life – comprising a range of challenges for all the family, exploring ways in which we use maths all the time, without ever really thinking about it – and demonstrating just how easy it is to use almost any family activity as a springboard for a quick maths challenge!

The Bunker - Getting to the very heart of maths (identifying, analysing and predicting patterns) by focusing on codebreaking, The Bunker has long been one of our most popular and successful workshops. So we’re delighted to now be able to make it available in digital format, allowing teachers to deliver the activities themselves. Coming complete with an introductory, “Top Tips on Codebreaking” film, it features a PowerPoint-led challenge in which students use what they have already learnt to crack a series of increasingly fiendish (but always solvable) codes. And if that weren’t enough, the package also contains everything you’ll need to set the students an add-on challenge requiring them to devise and test their very own codes! (KS3 - KS3 / S1 - S5)

 

"We absolutely loved our day solving the Riddle of the Sphinx. It definitely created a huge buzz in the school!" Broadsquare Primary School

 

Maths "Live" Workshops

CSI: Storyland: mixing storytelling with maths (EYFS – Y2/P1 – P3)... 

CSI: Michaela Maths: using a range of mathematical skills to solve a dastardly crime (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4)...

CSI: Bake Off: using the fuel of fractions (and, for older pupils, percentages) to clear up some trouble in the kitchen (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4)...

The Priorities Game: seeing KS3 - KS4/ S1 - S5 students working in teams to represent different interest groups in drawing up budgets (and responding to rapidly changing events) to support a community initiative. Also available for Years 12 and 13.

 

“The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops.  The KS2 children in particular loved the idea of being CSI investigators. We had parents feedback to us that their children had spent a long time explaining every little detail of their investigation and how much they had enjoyed it." Vine Tree Primary School

 

Maths In-person Workshops

We have reviewed all of our in-person workshops and made a range of adaptations to ensure they are Covid-secure, can be delivered with safe social distancing and require no sharing of resources. We have developed a Covid-19 Protocol – and are also, of course, able to make further adaptations to fit individual schools’ strategies.

CSI: Storyland: mixing storytelling with maths (EYFS – Y2/P1 – P3)... 

CSI: Michaela Maths: using a range of mathematical skills to solve a dastardly crime (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4)...

CSI: Bake Off: using the fuel of fractions (and, for older pupils, percentages) to clear up some trouble in the kitchen (Y3 – 6/P4 – 7 and KS3-4/ S1 - S4).

The Race into Space: The search is on for the UK's next astronaut – and Major Tom wants your pupils' help in selecting the best person for the job. He’s found six well-suited candidates, all with different qualifications – but it’s up to you to decide which one will win The Race into Space!  

The Priorities Game: seeing KS3 - KS4/ S1 - S5 students working in teams to represent different interest groups in drawing up budgets (and responding to rapidly changing events) to support a community initiative. 

 

The children used their maths skills in a practical way and could see that maths can be practical and discussion based compared to completing worksheets stuck in books! It supported all ability groups as they could all join in with the discussions. Canary Wharf College

 

Science Digital Packages

As a special offer for schools applying for the full grant, we’re making all three available as a Bumper Bundle!

Big Science Day - Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, this comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6/ P1 to P7) - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities, all brought together with opening and closing films!

The Engineering Trail – with opening and closing films and featuring engineering challenges using resources available in any school setting, differentiated into three age ranges: EYFS and KS1/P1 – P3 … Years 3 and 4/P4 and P5 … and Years 5 and 6/P6 and P7.

Family Science: Top Tips for Saving the Planet (add-on activity) – complete with an introductory film and offering the whole family opportunities to both uncover the science we all use in our everyday lives and think about easy ways that we can all contribute to protecting Planet Earth!

 

"A big thank you for a wonderful day. The children loved learning about the wonders that our planet has and the interactive workshops allowed for team work and collaboration throughout the year groups." Ysgol Emmanuel

 

Science In-person Workshops

We have reviewed all of our in-person workshops and made a range of adaptations to ensure they are Covid-secure, can be delivered with safe social distancing and require no sharing of resources. We have developed a Covid-19 Protocol – and are also, of course, able to make further adaptations to fit individual schools’ strategies.

Big Science - Starting with a whole-school assembly (which can be delivered over Zoom),The rest of the day is taken up with workshops for a year group at a time - with whole-school themes including Journeys into Space, Amazing Animals (and Hair raising Humans), Exploring Evolution, Phenomenal Plants, Considering Conservation, Looking at Light, Eclectic Electricity, The Marvel of Materials, May the Force Be With You and The Sense of Sound!

Seven Wonders of the World - Using a range of age-appropriate drama-based techniques to cement prior learning, clarify difficult concepts, introduce new content and extend thinking, our creative science programmes are always really popular.

Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, an exciting and engaging way to explore Seven Innovations That Have Changed the World – and some lesser sung heroes of innovation, including Mae Jemison (a medical doctor who became the first African American woman in space), Elijah McCoy (who revolutionised the railway industry) and Charles Richard Drew (whose work on blood plasma saved countless lives in WW2 – and is still being used today).

 

  “It was by far our most popular event during maths week. The students enjoyed the competitiveness of the trading game, it was great for their group and negotiating skills. The delivery and hosting of the activity was superb.” Langholm Academy

 

If you would like to find out more about our STEM workshops, receive supporting information about how our programmes meet the criteria for a STEM Grant and / or to reserve a provisional date for an in-person workshop, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on 0151 708 8886 or email info@ascreatives.com.

 

Find out more about the RI STEM grants here www.rigb.org/education/stem-grants

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