As you know, here at Brunswick Park we celebrated British Science Week with our very own Science Day on Friday 12 March!
The children were very busy with different scientific investigations and interactive live sessions from Nursery to Year 6. EYFS and Key Stage 1 took part in Online Science Storytime sessions, explored and re-enacted animal movements while playing ‘Animal Tag’, as well as taking part in their very own Live Animal Meet and Greet session. Later on they created bird feeders from scratch; some even came up with innovative designs of what bird feeders in the future might look like! I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly intrigued by their ideas.
In Key Stage 2 there were lots and lots going on, from creating a shadow puppet theatre in Year 3 to investigate Light, to Sound and Egg shell investigations in Year 4, moving on to changes in materials in Year 5 – including making their own slime – as well as observing different chemical reactions, and finally creating their very own Circulatory System model in Year 6.
KS2 also got to take part in a live STEM-based activity where the children completed some cross-curricular learning, and all it took were some bits of A4 paper, Sellotape and a stack of books: the children got to investigate how shapes of columns affect how strong a structure will be!
STEM-based learning combines Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to encourage children to develop a greater understanding of and enthusiasm for the world around them, while opening them up to amazing opportunities.
In this week’s Newsletter we’ve also included information on the wonderful STEMAZING Kid’s Club where you can access live online sessions, just like the one we did in school, that only require very simple and easily accessible resources. Visit www.stemazingltd.com/stemazingkids for more information! Please do check it out, as judging by how well our children did on Science Day, we definitely have some brilliant Scientists in the making! Enough of me telling you about it though, how about we show you…..