S.T.E.M. week

As this week is S.T.E.M week, we were visited by Mr Nezianya who came to tell us about his job as a civil engineer. He has worked on projects worth billions of pounds, therefore, his work carries a lot of responsibility. When he was younger, he originally wanted to be a doctor but soon realised his love of buildings and his dislike of blood. During the visit, we learnt a lot about the importance of accuracy in his work for example, when measuring or providing coordinates. Also, he explained how effective communication is vital and the need to adhere to strict health and safety regulations. Mr Nezianya urged the children to keep working hard with Mathematics and English – both of these subjects are essential in his occupation.

Article 17
You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.

Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article 29
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Engineering Club Week 6

We are certainly getting there now! Many of us have added the gearing axle holder as well as the middle axle with pulleys and spacers.Once the batteries and motors are in place we will be able to connect them to the pulleys using elastic bands. Soon it will be time to build the switch that…Continue Reading

World Book Day

What a fabulous World Book Day! We started the day by giving some ‘Speedy Book Reviews’. Everyone brought a book in from home that they have enjoyed reading; we had to describe the book to a partner in 1 minute. Then it was our partner’s turn to describe their book while we listened and decided…Continue Reading

Engineering Club – Week 5

This week, we added the front axle, spacers and wheels. Axles had to be measured accurately and the wheels had to be hammered on firmly. The spacers will add more control to the vehicle. We are ready to add the rear axle pulley, wheels and spacers next week before adding the gearing axle holder.  Continue Reading

Engineering Club Week 4

This week we measured, cut and glued the battery and motor plates onto the frames of our cars. We also measured the axles that will hold the wheels in place. They are really starting to take shape! Some of us noticed that the gussets were not straight and realised that this would have a negative…Continue Reading

Engineering Club – Week 3

Things are slowly taking shape with our motorised vehicles. In the last two sessions we have added 8 triangular gussets to the frame to strengthen the top and bottom joins. We have also added triangular axle holders: for these we had to cut 4 right angled triangles. We have started to prepare the middle gearing…Continue Reading

Online Safety

Year 6 are currently studying Online Safety in their Computing lessons. This week we talked about a digital footprint. A digital footprint is a permanent trail of your activity online. This could include photographs, internet searches, personal information etc. Sometimes, a digital footprint can put a person at risk, for example if their personal information…Continue Reading

Engineering Club

Our new Engineering club started this week. Over the course of several weeks, the group of year 5 and 6 children will be creating their own moving vehicle. This week, we practised measuring accurately before using this skill to cut wood to size. This will form the chassis of the vehicle. Next week, we will…Continue Reading

Ancient Egyptians Homework

I was very impressed to see the number of children who tried one of my challenges during the Christmas break; this is always such a busy time so it was great to see so many children having a go. Following on from our topic on the Ancient Egyptians, children had to choose from the list…Continue Reading