What an amazing week!

Across the school we have been focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), in year 5 we were set the challenge of making our very own balloon powered car.

They had a few basic instructions to follow and a set of materials they had to use, in groups they worked together to make the cars. Their first attempts didn’t move very far, some went in circles or flipped over, but they were excited to evaluate their designs and improve them.

After a group discussion, writing instructions, redesigning and making the car again we were much more successful!

Our winning groups were…..

Willow Class: Ozzie & Alexi

Birch Class: Ethan, Cloe, Wade & Emily





A few pictures from our STEM week:

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STEM week

This week, the children in all year groups will be getting involved in activities linked to STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths).

We kicked off the week with an informative talk by Phil Lynch from Colton Grammar School who told us about what STEM was, how different our lives would be without STEM and WOWed us with his hover craft!

Key Stage 2 also had a special guest, Steve Marianas from Exeter College, who told them about the exciting jobs and opportunities that are avaliable in STEM.

Over the course of this week each year group will be involved in a different project, from making buildings and bridges to boats, cars and planes!

We will share our progress at the end of the week.