STEM Challenges in Early Years
Following the Y1 STEM challenges that were featured in last week’s newsletter, and as we wait to hear from our High School Students about their fantastic trip to MIT, I was happy this week to see how many STEM challenges were happening in the lower part of school too. What struck me was how little adult help the children needed once they had the tasks explained and how much collaboration and conversation the tasks generated. It seems we have a lot of budding scientists and engineers in our midst….
Reception Sports Day
It was a great atmosphere in the Sports Hall this morning as Reception took up their beanbags, basketballs and footballs this morning to do battle for their Houses. They were cheered on by a large group of parents. A group of KS2 students did a great job showing them how to play the games, and also helped to cheer them on. Well done Reception, you did a great job!
Learning about the underwater world continues
You might have noticed a bit of a ‘fishy theme’ at the moment in the T Block, as Reception and Y2 are both studying underwater topics.
Reception were very excited by a visit from Mr Matt in Y6 as Miss Ellen explains
We had a very special visit from Mr Matt on Tuesday morning. Mr Matt’s hobby is scuba diving and he was kind enough to bring all of his diving kit in to show the children. It was fascinating to hear about the many pieces of equipment and their uses. We learnt about keeping safe under water and also about keeping the ocean wildlife safe. There is a strict ‘no touch’ policy when diving. Just as we wouldn’t want a shark poking us, the sea creatures don’t want to be poked either! Mr Matt also shared some of his own underwater photos from his diving adventures. We saw pictures of so many different kinds of fish, sharks, coral and even shipwrecks! I was very impressed with the children's prior knowledge, their attentive listening, and their carefully considered questions.
A reminder that school will be closed on Wednesday this week as it is Visakha Bucha Day .