Me, You and Science Too (MYST) is a STEM and literacy engagement project, supporting families of children in Early Years at Battle Hill School. It’s also a research project, adopting an action research methodology to explore the most effective ways of securing family involvement.
Over two years, we’re bringing families together, sharing a variety of young children’s fiction in ten tailored story-reading and STEM activity sessions. We hope that regular interactions, carefully curated literature, and engaging, replicable STEM activities will improve outcomes in reading and science for the children in Nursery and Reception at the school.
We’re also exploring effective practice in parental engagement with schools, seeking to apply ideas from the field of behavioural insights and collecting research data on the effectiveness of our communication and engagement approaches as we develop them.
Below you’ll find our MYST Library, which contains link to the books we’re using and the accompanying activities.