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Playful pedagogies can be used to help integrate new pupils into your class. Play is universal and can help encourage friendships between the pupils. Play provides teachers with opportunities to make  assessments about language and  learning needs.  The Primary STEM team has compiled a padlet of a variety of Maths, Science and STEM resources to support playful approaches to teaching and learning in your classroom. Some activities may initially need to be modelled for pupils learning an additional language. Pupils may also find visual aids supportive.



For more playful STEM ideas, please see the resources for our ‘STEM and Play’ Webinar at: Both our ‘STEM and Play’ and ‘Play-based Maths & Science’ webinars can be viewed at .


The NCSE, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, has published a variety of science activities with a numeracy focus. The resources are available in English, Irish, Ukranian and Russian. Please click the button below to access these resources.



Primary STEM Team


Welcome to the Primary STEM page. The Primary STEM Team aims to provide a range of high quality professional development experiences that empower teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils.


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