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 […]