We have an exciting week ahead of us as we explore all things STEM!
S.T.E.M is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM is important because it is used in every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation; every activity we do in our lives. In addition, we know from research that the demand of STEM occupations is growing at a faster rate than any other occupation. By exposing pupils to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.
In this year’s STEM week we will focus mainly on POLAR EXPLORATION covering topics such as Engineering, Climate Change, Animals, Food chains and adaptations, Oceans and many more.
Here’s a little curiosity about Penguins…
The emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat.
And here is a short video about Emperor Penguins in their natural habitat. Enjoy!
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Year 5 and year 6 learnt 3 songs. We worked really hard to learn them. Every time we had free time we rehearsed. Year 5 and year 6 learnt a song together called Now our story has been told. I even saw some parents crying. I loved the songs because they were so peaceful and really told us the Christmas story. When we were doing our last song we were all holding candles which was an amazing idea. We all had to wear scarfs and hats and gloves so we could feel the Christmas atmosphere. On the same day it was Christmas jumper day so we looked extra Christmasy. There were so many parents and teachers I was really scared performing in front of loads of people.There were so many Christmas decorations in the junior hall it looked beautiful.I felt a bit nervous on stage because Ms Scott -the headteacher- was sitting there . When we were doing our last song surprisingly I saw a parent in with tears in their eyes.The atmosphere in the junior hall was really peaceful.
Here are some photos of this amazing event:
Shohbit from Red class in Year 5
Year 6 children had first hand experience with blogging. They explored the key features of a blog and different ways of making successful blog writing. They have used some tools of the editor by changing the text colour, font sizes and adding media support like images to have an impact upon the audience. They are aware of the e-safety implications like privacy settings, and the etiquette when commenting on other children posts. Below are some samples of their posts.