STEM WEEK took place 6th to the 10th June. Every day, we focused on a different area of STEM and learnt about lots of wonderful role models from the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.
MONDAY 6th June – STEM FOCUS: SCIENCE
Today in assembly Catherine taked to the children about what a scientist is, some children drew pictures and talked about the type of things a scientist might use. Catherine also talked about diversity in STEM and looked at inspriational people in STEM including Mae Jemison, and George Washington Carver.
There was a whole school scientific enquiry into biscuit dunking! From reception to year 6, they investigate in different ways to find the best biscuit to dunk in your tea!
The children learnt the STEM song.
Please see below photos of our whole School Biscuit Investigation.
TUESDAY 7th June – STEM FOCUS: TECHNOLOGY
The children learnt all about algorithms, and how to use them in programming. They will have plenty to tell you about coding and controlling beebots, microbits, crumbles and teachers! Confused? Just ask the children!
WEDNESDAY 7th June – STEM FOCUS: ENGINEERING
An exciting day investigating and creating structures of all kinds, from spaghetti towers to geodesic domes. The older children learnt all about welding to create strong structures – which they will try out using chocolate!
THURSDAY 8th June – STEM FOCUS: MATHS
Maths day was all about shape. The children were experimenting with tessellation, tangrams and some impossible shapes that really shouldn’t exist. Intrigued? The children will be excited to tell you all about it.
FRIDAY 9th June – STEM FOCUS: ECO GOALS
Each year group worked on the Eco goals that they chose at the beginning of the year. The children were preparing to share their achievements with the rest of the school.
Each Year group has been given some targets. The Aim of this is it to encourage young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large, having a whole school impact. Our Eco Goals are linked to the 17 sustainable development goals.