Category: STEAM

Year 2 explore transport with charcoal

Class 2 used charcoal to create drawings of different modes of transport that could be found in Radford both now and in the past. They explored using the charcoal and blended with their fingers, before drawing their final masterpieces.

Year 5 represent our community with local artist Steve Brazier

Steve Brazier, an artist who is registered blind, showed us his art work, how he created it and what his favourite techniques were. He then made his interpretation of our inspiration art photo – focusing on the diversity in Radford’s community. We used his ideas and techniques to use blocks on colour using a limited colour palette (the primary colours) to create an array of skin tones to represent the diverse community in our school and our local area.

Year 5 mosaic art of community places of worship

Class 5 have been focusing on places of worship within our communities – so far we have made our own mosaic creation for St Peter’s Church! We are still working on the Masjid Umar Mosque and the Dev Ji Gurdwara!

Year 2 investigate properties of materials

Class 2 pupils have been investigating properties of materials.  Using scientific vocabulary, pupils chose a selection of materials and discussed their properties. They compared different objects and the suitability of the material used, referring to its properties.  For example, pupils were able to explain why a chair could be made from plastic and not paper. Also why the classroom windows were made from glass and not brick.

Summer photo competition winners

At the end of the summer term, Southwold ran the Ogden Summer photo competition together with other primary schools of the Nottingham Ogden Trust. The prizes were delayed but finally made their way to Southwold. Both winners were very happy to accept their prize!

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Year 3 become Egyptian artists!

As part of our ‘Wider Opportunities’ afternoon, Class 3 have been researching the work of artists and craft makers from the Ancient Egyptian era. We have been looking at how this has helped historians to learn about the past! The children have also learned how to create ‘tertiary colours’ which was predominant in Ancient Egyptian art 🎨

Year 6 Science Club

It was the turn of the year 6 pupils to get their hands dirty during Science Club.

We explored electricity, made some perfect Oobleck and looked at liquids with different densities.

Science club

We explored Oobleck in Science Club today. We mixed cornflour and water until it was behaving both like a solid and as a liquid. We made ‘lava-lamps’ with water, oil and vitamin tablets and experimented with different designs for gliders.

Year 5 – Science Club

Year 5 Science Club mixed vinegar with bicarbonate of soda to create carbonic acid and sodium acetate, which inflated the plastic glove! They then discussed how to speed up the process.

Year 3 – Community Art

Continuing our ‘Arts Award’ Journey looking at what Art is, Class 3 took photographs of art in our community and even got a free ice lolly from the ice cream man – Thank you Coronato Bros 🍦

A special thank you to CPO Pete for coming along with us too!👮‍

Year 3 compare Roman diets

Class 3 enjoyed their STEAM Project yesterday, comparing the Roman diet to a modern-day diet!

Year 6 = Expression through art

Children expressed themselves through art, using natural and recyclable materials. 

They explored a wide range of materials and practiced a wealth of brain-boosting skills that will serve them in school and throughout life. 

 

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!

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