Spring Term 2 (2020-2021)
World Book Day
Thursday 11th March 2021
Today, here in Saint David’s class and across the rest of the school, we celebrated World Book Day.
As part of our celebration, we came dressed as characters from our favourite books, armed with facts about the author and the book itself. Some of the children came as characters such as: an explorer, Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Mr Sir (from Holes) and much, much more!
In addition to this, we put together diary entries from the perspective of our character – thinking about their emotions, thoughts and predictions. Some children even aimed to change the course of their stories through their diary entries, and they were a true pleasure to read!
STEM Workshop: KNEX Challenge
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Following successful previous STEM WORKS workshops, Year 6 were able to secure a morning of construction, fun and challenge. Within the workshop, the children worked in pairs to learn about structures and mechanisms and use their knowledge to solve a construction challenge, surrounding building their own modern-day castle.
During the three-hour session, the children were introduced to the exciting world of engineering by inviting them to design and build a solution for a set problem - this being creating a modern-day castle with its own defence systems and mechanisms. The problem involved structural and mechanical elements which need to be incorporated into the models they built using Knex.