The children in the year 3/4 STEM club were very excited for the first session! They had a great time working in teams to create bridges using only newspaper and masking tape. They loved testing the strength of their bridge with a model car. Some were more successful than others but everyone contributed brilliantly and most importantly they all thoroughly enjoyed the task.
To launch their new topic, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Year 5 designed and created Viking Shields. First of all, we looked at some sources of evidence, depicting original and replica Viking shields and discussed the size and shape of the shields; the materials used to make the shields and the colours commonly used to decorate them. Using these ideas, we designed and constructed our own replica, Viking shield.
Megan D, Mia-Louise Y, Cameron C, Ronnie H, Darcie C, Leila BH, Declan G and Dawood M with their fantastic Viking shields.
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘What is the Roman Legacy’, Year 4 investigated who lived in Britain, before the Romans invaded. We then used our construction skills to make a Celtic Round house. Here are some of our replicas.
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘Who first lived in Britain?’, Year 3 designed and made Stone Age replica necklaces. First of all we looked at some photographs of Stone Age necklaces and discussed the materials that these were made from. Using these ideas as a prompt, we designed our own.
We then made our necklaces using clay. We had to make sure there were no cracks in any our pieces.
A few days later, we painted our necklaces and threaded them onto string.
Wow! We can’t believe how beautiful they look!
After our trip to Tropical World, Year 3 designed and created their own version of Tropical World. They thought carefully about what materials they should use to create each animal. The end products looked fabulous!