This week saw the launch of our first ever STEM week. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM is important because it pervades 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 STEM occupations are growing at a faster rate than any other occupation. By exposing students 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.
“I really think that STEM week is my kind of week!” Logan, Sycamore Tree.
The week began with a highly interactive and exciting assembly in both Key Stage One and Two. Miss Hefetz’s led the Key Stage Two assembly where they discovered that balloons filled with water wouldn’t burst when held over a flame because the water conducts the heat away from the rubber. Whilst Key Stage One children helped Mrs. Waterton to make ‘Elephants Toothpaste’ and were wowed by the reaction