Discovery a plenty took place during STEM day this week. Firstly, we found out what the word STEM stands for, that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM is so important as it pervades every part of our lives. Highlights from yesterday included the hands-on Brickies workshop, honing designing and engineering skills, talks from real-life scientists, Andrew and Sharmila Hanson from the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, experiments galore and building feeders to sustain the bird population over the winter months. Our youngest pupils in Kindergarten and Reception too turned their hands to STEM inspired projects as you will discover in their round ups of the week! A highpoint for me was observing the children problem-solving and working collaboratively on a variety of different activities through the day. It was definitely a fun-filled occasion and we would like to thank Mrs Morris, Head of Science, for her energy and inspiration in making it so. If your child is ready for more STEM based projects, do take a look at the following:
It has been a busy week all round as Reception also had a visit from our School Nurse, Liz Searle; she took the class through important hygiene protocols, including a thorough handwashing regime and good oral hygiene. We were also treated to the first class assembly of the school year – Year 1 shared great insights about Autumn and it was evident that they had remembered so much about the season from their recent nature walk in Carlisle Park.
I am greatly looking forward to seeing the children’s Open Homework projects next week – don’t forget they are due in on Monday. I have no doubt we shall see imagination and creativity in abundance.
The recipient of the Courtesy Cup and Badge this week was Tobi (Reception) for always saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and displaying fantastic manners.
Stars of the Week were awarded to:
Year 2: Ayansh for his excellent participation in our STEM day!
Year 1: Charlie for approaching every task with a smile and a positive attitude.
Reception: Ariyan for his amazing Lego builds during our Brickies workshop.
Congratulations to Michael (Year 2) for winning the silver award in a competition in Hong Kong ‘Draw my Watch’ which he entered back in March 2021. He has just received his award and his drawing has been made into a beautiful watch that he now wears to school. Excellent work, Michael!
Also, Frank (Year 1) received a medal for his hard work at his football club – very well done.