Parents with children in the upper part of school might have heard about STEAM projects that their children are getting involved with, but what exactly is STEAM, and are the younger students getting involved too?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics and is an approach to learning that combines two or more of these areas. The emphasis is on inquiry based learning than needs collaboration to be its most effective. With the topic based curriculum such an important part of KS1, there are lots of opportunities for STEAM learning - as was shown in the recent Y1 Expo.
Over the Songkran break Ms Sarah from Y6 set students a STEAM challenge, to design and create a water sprinkler system.
We are pleased to announce that the KS1 winner was Avi from 1E who produced a brilliant pump-action sprinkler using a cookie tin.
Congratulations to him for an inspired design!