Mrs. Katerina Turitto - Year 5 Class teacher (Windsor)
Despite having a Master’s degree in humanities as opposed to science, over the years I have maintained a curious mind and developed a real passion for science and different areas of STEM subjects.
I love researching new discoveries in different areas of science and reading a wide range of resources.
A book I would recommend to parents is a book written by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson called The Whole-brain Child (12 proven strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind).
The medical science studying a human brain has advanced enormously in the past few decades and I find it very useful to be able to understand the processes children go through as their brain become more mature.
Since becoming a science lead in April 2021, I was able to bring a number of projects to the school including a zoom session with a NASA scientist discussing the historic landing of Rover Perseverance on Mars, or bring the metamorphosis of a butterfly into our classrooms; the children have also had an opportunity to take part in science experiments during the Enrichment day.
Later this school year, I am planning a STEM day full of exciting hands-on experiments for the children to experience and am on the lookout for an after school STEM club. So watch this space!