Netley looks at Future You – an intensive 3 week exploration of STEM, Careers and Enterprise. Who do you want to be? 💡🛠📱🏎🎢🔬🌉✈
Netley is a happy, rights respecting school.
Everyone takes steps to better themselves and their community, as they become responsible, global citizens.
Netley Primary School is an inclusive school, exuding a warmth and generosity of spirit that comes from our happy children and diverse school community. The school is set within Netley Campus, a state of-the-art learning environment for children and adults. We have 450 children, including Woodlands, an outstanding centre for children with Autism. In 2014 OFSTED judged both Netley and Woodlands as ‘Good’ in all categories. We are excited to enhance our offer with a new centre for two year olds and the recent completion of our STEM Lab.
In Reception this week we used various non-standard units of measurement to explore size and shape. After initially using different sized blocks placed in curved outlines around our bodies we progressed to placing similarly sized blocks in straight lines for a more accurate measurement.
We had a fantastic STEM week in Year1 and we really enjoyed all the challenges: we’ve been engineers building towers with balloons and newspapers; we designed and tested floating gardens for Bangladesh; we’ve been scientists investigating and making predictions using our senses; we invented machines to solve problems.
This week in class we have been learning about what an engineer is and what job they do. We learnt that, they identify problems and design products to solves those problems. In addition we became engineers ourselves to complete a challenge – we had to design and construct our own floating gardens in groups, to […]
Year 4 have been put to the challenge this week as they have been learning all about engineers and the many different jobs they carry out. A task they took part in was the ‘Floating Garden Challenge’, in which they had to work together in groups to design and build their very own rafts that […]
As part of STEM week, year 4 have been carrying out various different experiments to demonstrate some of the things that engineers do to help our day to day lives. One experiment we carried out was all about vibrations and sounds. Using a coat hanger and some string, we banged the coat hanger against different […]
Year 3 are having an action-packed week learning about the different types of engineers in society and completing team tasks to develop their skills as budding engineers! They have been building towers out of newspapers and balloons, bridges out of lolly sticks and pegs and designing floating garden models for the floods in Bangladesh. […]
As part of STEM week, year two have been completing lots of challenges to help develop their team working skills. The lego challenge involved one of us creating a pattern on their board out of lego and then describing to our partner how to create the same pattern. After watching Miss Corney and Miss Seton […]
Children across the school have been working in groups to design and create a raft that could be used as a floating garden to help farmers in Bangladesh save their crops from the floods. We began making sure we knew exactly what the problem was we were trying to solve, and who it was for. […]
This week we have been learning all about engineers. To get us thinking about some of the amazing things that engineers have designed, Year 2 worked in groups to rank a range of different inventions. We had some really good discussions. We began by thinking about what problem the invention solved, who was affected by […]
Year 2 were tasked with building the tallest tower that they could out of newspaper. They learnt that architects and engineers often use triangles in their designs because they are a make a very strong shape. Some of the groups thought about this when they were designing their towers. The children managed to make some […]