This week we’ve been celebrating all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) by showcasing the wonderful activities and opportunities available to children in Years 3-6.  

Current parents (and grandparents!) from all year groups were invited to come in and engage with what their children are learning by doing activities together such as scientific experiments with magnets, practical maths investigations with fractions and construction challenges. 

Ably guided by our STEAM and Digital leaders, visitors were able to see projects undertaken across three of the labs in the department, filled with fantastic examples of children’s work on the walls, surrounding benches and through slideshows.  

A great afternoon of experimentation and exploration was had during this marvellous opportunity for children to exhibit their work and for parents and carers to join them in being scientists! With switches created by Year 4 and viscosity tests by Year 5, magnetic materials investigating with Year 3 and electronic birthday card designed by children in  Year 6, it was amazing to see all the scientific enquiry going on. 

With so much to be proud of – including programmable robots, Lego challenges and moving bridge prototypes – there was plenty to see that gave inspiration to our younger pre-prep children and their families who would soon be getting the chance to learn in these enticing classrooms.