Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day 19/10/20
On Monday 12th October, children in Years 1 to 6 took part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) themed day. With endless possibilities for re-invention, children in Year 1 used recycled cardboard and paper fasteners to construct a ‘moving person’. This activity incited enthusiasm in our budding engineers, allowing them to think constructively about how things are made and enabling them to give new life to recycled materials. Years 2 and 3 showcased their creativity by repurposing cardboard to create unique purses made solely from cardboard and Velcro. Not only were the children able to combine skills, knowledge and concepts, but the activity enhanced their critical analysis, practical capability and evaluation skills. Years 4, 5 and 6 adopted innovatory methods to construct Roman temples and aqueducts, bridges using K’nex sticks or shelters out of newspaper and cable ties. These team building activities allowed our children to develop a range of skills including communication, problem-solving and resilience, whilst fostering a desire to learn about STEM and how it is used in everyday life. With many creative ideas blossoming, all year groups embraced their assigned practical activities with much ambition enabling them to grow in confidence and improve their self-esteem.