Physics Masterclass @ Lampton

We went to Lampton Secondary School to take part in a Christmas physics masterclass. Through a Christmas themed activity we worked with other schools to make different electrical circuits.

“I liked how we got to play with real circuits and a big battery” – Jonavon

” I liked the app we used on the laptops” – Luke

“We met children from other schools” – Axel

“I enjoyed working with the other children. I even made a new friend” – Gracie-Belle

” I liked how we made a circuit together. I wouldn’t of been able to make it by myself” Adrian

We would love to go again!

STEAM week in year 5

On the last week of term, we celebrated STEAM week. This means Science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

Year 5 have been making bags.The bags where tricky to make.We had to sew them. Luckily there where no injuries .After we sew them we insulated them with silver thick plastic.Art was okay for us.Some art were tricky like can not use pencils to draw use crayons and we drew our own bags in our books.One afternoon we had to do a fair test with boats,string and heavy metal to test how fast it goes down.We had to go in 3 groups with 8 people.The boats where on sand and see how fast it goes.Most of them were 0.5 seconds.On Friday,We showed year 4 and 8 our bags.My bag was showed to the school.YEAR 5 LOVED IT!


Year 2 get STEAMing!

Year 2 really enjoyed STEAM week.

We learnt lots of new things. We built boats and investigated how to load them so they don’t tip over, we designed an animal that was adapted to survive in the Arctic, we investigated the effects on climate change on the ocean and we created a menu for Arctic explorers to make sure they had enough energy.

On Wednesday we had a fantastic DT day. We designed, created and evaluated a moving picture of animals that live in Antarctica.

We had so much fun this week, we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Here are some of our photos of the week:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.





Year 1 had a great time during STEAM week.

We investigated how animals survive in the winter, we looked at food chains, designed boats and made our own stuffed penguins.

Here is our display of our workIMG_2374

Polar Explorers!

This week the whole school have become polar explorers for STEAM Week.

Miss Thompson and Miss Hopkins organised activities to help us learn about the Arctic and support the polar explorers in their expedition.

It has been a really successful week and a great end to this half term!

The children have enjoyed being polar explorers and it has given them lots of motivation for future work!

Here are some photos of what the whole school got up too!


Our Stem Week! 🙂 ­‍‎‎‍‌

Have you enjoyed Stem Week? Because I did!

(Stem week could be changed to STEAM week like it was in year 4!)

Stem Stands for:




Art (Steam)


Day 1

On day 1 we did Science.

We were doing an experiment about the ozone layer and how it protects us from getting ill by the sun. For example, we could get Skin Cancer and Sunburn much quicker and more seriously.

To do the experiment, we…

  1. We got a piece of normal paper, drew Earth on it and then cut it out.
  2. We stuck it on Filter Paper.
  3. Got a black pen and drew a line around Earth about 2 centimetres away from it.
  4. Got a pipette, squeezed some water into it.
  5. Squeezed some water out onto the black line.
  6. Lastly, we watched the line grow and expand!

We also made an Aqueduct to see how water gets carried over it. They were invented by the Romans to carry their water from the rivers and lakes to the towns and cities. Therefore, the Romans had some of the cleanest water although they did get destroyed when they were invaded! We had to make an aqueduct out of paper or card and tape and it had to be 50cm long. It was very difficult to make it stand up and hold the water but some of us managed, such as Simion’s and Gurnit, Jonathon and Pragat’s team.

Day 2

Today we had Roman day!

Today we dressed up as Romans and went to the hall to learn about artefacts, we learnt about weaponry and battling. We also got to hold Roman coins which were over 2000 years old… Wow!

Some people also got too hold shields, swords, armour and even a mini catapult!

With the catapult, we got a scrunched up piece of paper and on the catapult we were trying to see how far we can get the piece of paper. It was really fun! It went the whole length of the hall!

We played 2 Roman Games, we did a Quiz and we were in the hall finding out what real roman life was like. It was quite disgusting!! One of the games we played was Delta. We got a counter and we gave it a little push on the Delta board and we saw how far we could get it.

Day 3

Today we did Ocean Antarctica Art.

To do this we got blue paint and we made a swirl that got bigger and bigger and bigger which was getting darker each time. When we had done that, we added green and purple strokes to make the picture more realistic. After that, we added little animal silhouettes too represent the Antarctic, underwater animals. Finally, we signed our painting with our name. I really enjoyed this because I love art and when I was done the painting turned out to be amazing!!!!!!

Day 4

Today we did safer internet day and we designed a species of our very own.

We were discussing how important it was too be safe online, at school and at home. It is very important not to share unkind things and too not look at bad things because this may affect our lives. In the afternoon we designed our own species. We were looking at different habitats and how animals survive in those habitats. An example for a name that was used was Hortore.

Day 5

Lastly, today we did a mix of things; Maths, Mental Health Week, an Assembly and Reflecting over our Wonderful Stem Week.

We were reflecting by drawing a mind map of what we did all week, including Chromatography, Writing instructions for it, Aqueducts, Roman workshop, Ocean Antarctica art, Safer internet day, Designing a species, Maths Mental Health Week, Assemblies and Reflecting.

It has been a very busy, but fun week for all of us.

Stem Week was really cool, I didn’t expect that is was going to be this good- Paulo

Stem week… I thought it was really fun because we got to do art and we got to make an aqueduct and I really liked the aqueducts! – Aysha

In the stem week it was so nice and we made so many different things- Vinaayaka

I enjoyed stem week because it was really fun because we designed a species and when we made the species it was really fun. We got to colour it in and write all about it and it was the best part of this week- Alexander

Stem week was really cool I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do it all the day and the years! Yay beavers! –Gurnit

It was so fun that I nearly fainted! (: – Jonathan

By Gracie-Belle