This week all of the classes in school have taken part in STEM week. Our theme this year was journeys (with an added touch of the circus). STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics so all week we have been learning how to become scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians. On Wednesday we had a STEM ambassador come into school and lead circus themed sessions with Reception to Year 6, we learnt all about gravity and conducted an experiment to test how fast/slow circus objects fall to the ground. In Nursery the children watched how coloured water went on a journey to change the colour of the petals. In Reception the children designed and engineered something to get the Greatest Show Man from France to England because the Eurotunnel had broken down. In Year 1 and 2 they designed and engineered Mint Mobiles and tested how far they travelled by measuring the distance. In Year 3 and 4 the children learnt all about the journey water goes on in The Water Cycle and learnt how to filter water to make it clean again. Years 5 and 6 are learning about why it is important for scientists to measure different species from all around the world.
We have had such fun this week!