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Thockley Primary School

ThrockleyPrimary School

STEAM Week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics)

As part of British Science Week, children across the school have been taking part in learning activities from the STEAM subjects using the themes of transport and journeys.  Here are just a few examples:  researching pivotal scientists, using Google Maps and GPS to solve a transport problem, solving an engineering problem, using bus, train and airline timetables to plan a journey, measuring a tractor, designing a mural about animals and their habitats from places where they have traveled.  These mural designs will be used in the Summer term to create a whole school mural in the KS2 yard.  The photographs below show the following activities:

  • Reception children measuring the height and width of a tractor.
  • Year 6 on a science scavenger hunt around the school to explore real life science. They investigated different locations and considered how they linked to science objectives from the curriculum. They then came up with a question that children could answer linking to the specific area we explored.
  • Year 1 on a 'Senses' walk around the school grounds.  They thought about the ground underneath their feet and all of the things that are there when they are going on a journey on foot.  They used cutouts of their feet to find out all of the things that are within one of their footprints.

We will be sharing all of this fantastic work with you in a big display in the rotunda during the parent evenings next week.  Please visit the display with your children.  Science Ambassadors from Years 5 & 6 will be available to discuss STEAM Week and to answer your questions.  Thank you to Lloyd Ltd of Throckley for letting us borrow a tractor for the day!