In Class 1 a lot of our learning is linked to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). Many of our activities involve a number of these skills and we view them as important life skills which should be nourished and developed at an early age.
We have a STEM area in our classroom with 'STEM BINS' which challenge the children to think about how they can build various structures from a variety of resources. They design their structure and then build. As they build their structure they are encouraged to think about how they can adapt it for a particular purpose, for example, make a bridge strong enough for a toy car to move across.