Many primary schools are exploring how they can encourage parents and carers to support their children’s learning. Research suggests that parental engagement is a strong indicator in children’s achievement.
At NUSTEM we’ve developed ‘Engineering for Families’ to help with this.
Engineering for Families is a six-week afterschool club which brings KS2 (7 -11) children and their parents and carers together to solve design challenges. The challenges are built around five different areas of engineering, and can be carried out using very simple (and cheap) equipment.
The club could be led by a teacher alone, or with support from external experts such as STEM Ambassadors.
You can download the club materials and watch the short video which outlines some key ideas behind the club from our dedicated Engineering for Families page.
Although we can’t yet bring lots of families into a room, you could plan the activity into your spring or summer term, to help reconnect families with schools.