PRIMARY STEAM CHALLENGE!
PLASTIC FANTASTIC! FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2017
A great opportunity for a cross-phase challenge occurred last Friday,
when all of the Key Stage 2 students worked collaboratively to rise to
the task of producing a working mechanism made with recycled plastic as
the base. The important issue of recycling and caring for our environment
was highlighted by all. Emphasis was placed upon the students using the
resources carefully – waste not, want not!
The STEAM (Science, TEchnology And Maths) challenges have been set for a
number of years now. Focus have asked that students work together in both
technology (November 2017) and maths challenges; the maths challenge being
set for March 2018.
The Key Stage split into house groups, as there was the incentive of three sizeable
merit prizes for the best mechanisms. The students began after morning break and
continued working until the end of period 5. They worked very hard; teamwork was
definitely in evidence!
The culmination of the challenge was held in the Hall. Mrs Rafferty and all the KS2 staff the high standard and complexity of the mechanisms. Mrs Rafferty judged the entrants. It was not an easy job!
The three winners were:
1st: Jones Spencer – Warriors
2nd: Sienna James and Carling Tennent – Troopers
3rd: Huxley James’ group – Raiders