Category: STEAM

Year 6 open art studio

The Year 6 study room was wonderfully transformed into an open art studio this afternoon as pupils continued their work with our resident artist, Charlotte. Inspired by the artist Andy Warhol, pupils practiced mixing colours and applying a range of stencils to create a series of abstract prints.

Year 2 wax paintings

In Class 2 we have been creating wax resist paintings based on the Great Fire of London. We learnt about Batik art and used this technique to help us do our paintings.

Year 2 design fire engines

Class 2 have been doing lots of Design and Technology work this week. We have been exploring axles, wheels and chassis and designing our own fire engines to carry a cup of water 1m. We have had lots of fun!

Year 5 are graffiti artists!

Class 5 had an absolute ball creating tags, logos and mash ups with our Graffiti Artist Nathan ‘Small Kid’ Bainbridge.

Year 3 begin Arts Award

Class 3 had a wonderful afternoon starting their Arts Award journey. We are so excited to see what they discover!

Year 5 channel Andy Warhol

Class 5 have been enjoying an art day today. We have been looking at Andy Warhol and Pop Art. We found out some information about Warhol and then produced some art inspired by his Campbell’s Soup and Marilyn Monroe portraits.

Year 3 use data handling software

Class 3 loved using data handling software to calculate how much it would cost to buy a robot!!

Year 3 get creative with pneumatics

Class 3 engineers have designed and made robots which use pneumatics to move it’s parts. WOW! What creativity we have seen!

Celebrating Year 3’s future engineers!

Celebrating our home learners and future engineers. Look at our robotic hands designed to solve challenges!

Year 6 recreate Banksy and zentangles

Year 6 have been getting creative in their blended learning sessions, with some Banksy artwork and Zentangles…very effective!!

Year 4 experiment with electrical circuits

Year 4 loved learning about the components in an electrical circuit. In class we had fun trying different ways to make a bulb light up.

Year 1 design lighthouses

Class one loved making their own lighthouses today. They designed their lighthouses and made sure there was lots of detail. Well done Class 1!

Year 5 build buggies

We spent the afternoon designing and building a buggy to explore a new world when we blast into space!

Year 3 dye like the Ancient Egyptians!

Class 3 have used natural materials such as beetroot, spinach and turmeric to dye material just like the Ancient Egyptians.

Next week we are going to use the fabric to make a purse.

Year 3 create an Egyptian frieze

Class 3 have learned how the Ancient Egyptians created friezes to tell a story. The children have designed and made their own printing blocks, to create our own class frieze (keep a look out for the finished piece!).

Year 5’s cracking eggsperiment!

Class 5’s DT day turned out to be an eggcellent challenge! Can you protect an egg falling from height, like an astronaut on re-entry? Some very intense design discussions occurred!

Year 3’s shadufs

Class 3 designed, made and evaluated their own shaduf to collect water from the River Nile to feed their crops. What amazing results!

Year 5 Big Arts

Year 5 have loved their Big Arts week focus on Outdoor Art. We made natural mobiles, explored different shades of leaves and created pictures using berries and leaves as paints and made picture frames from sticks.

Year 3 – Big Arts

Class 3 have enjoyed learning about Batik during Big Arts Week.  We created Egyptian-themed Batik coasters.

Year 1 Computing

Class 1 have loved having the laptops out. They were amazing at logging onto them and onto purple mash and making their own avatars. It was so much fun!

Year 1 Big Arts

Class 1 have loved exploring their facial features and looking at the colour of their eyes and hair. The best bit was actually painting the portraits of themselves.

EYC’s big art attack!

EYC have enjoyed making their big art attack using objects within EYC garden, and transient art pictures with natural objects that they have collected.

Year 5 – Science Week experiments

For Science Week, Class 5 are investigating the effect of acidic solutions on the enamel of our teeth. We are going to observe how eggs (whose shells are also enamel) change over time when exposed to solutions with different pH levels, which we tested today using universal indicator paper.

Year 1 create wheelbarrows

Year 1 had great fun making wheelbarrows with a moving wheel on our Design and Technology days. The children showed lots of resilience and worked hard to make their models. Well done to all.

Year 5’s science experiments

Class 5 have been having fun with chemical reactions in Science! First we added vitamin C tablets to soapy water, then we blew up gloves by mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create carbon dioxide.

Year 6 and the oil slicks!

Today at IntoUniversity, Year 6 investigated which material is best for cleaning up an oil slick! An expert from the University of Nottingham told them how oil is excavated and transported. Pupils put their oil-slick skills to the test to the find the most successful way to remove the oil.

Year 6 Science week at IntoUniversity

Children began their ‘Science Experiments’ focus week by completing a series of exciting challenges. These included: designing aerodynamic balloon rockets, creating lava lamps, exploring what conditions make yeast come alive and investigating how animals have adapted in the wild.  In the afternoon, the children had a special secret mission to solve. They were challenged to answer different reading comprehension questions based on their famous scientist. This top-secret research will then be presented to an audience later in the week. A very eventful and exciting first day was enjoyed by all!

After school Science Club

Today, pupils from Years 1, 2 and 3 got busy after school with some science activities. We explored magnets and lights, built and tested flyers and made a gorgeous mess with cornflour and water, also known as Oobleck. Our fantastic Science Ambassadors from Years 5 and 6 helped with the fun!

Year 5 investigate gravity

Would it be easier to carry your shopping home on Mercury on Neptune?

Class 5 used newton metres to measure the weight of a pot of coffee on different planets, investigating how the strength of gravity relates to the mass of an object.

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