This week, 4 Blue have been testing materials for our flood proof homes. We tested for absorbency and for strength. What did you find out? Explain how we tested the properties of the materials.
Today, 4 Blue were helping lighthouse keeper Tom to make switches. They needed knowledge of conductors and insulators as well as circuits to help them out. Watch this video Made by red group. What is a conductor? Give me an example. What is a switch used for?
You persevered through the seeds, weeds and thought about the needs of others… There is not much more to say but THANK YOU for being such a caring group of Broad Heath Citizens!
It’s been a crazy scientific week in Year 6 this week. The children have been investigating, understanding adaptation, making slime, learning about Evolution and understanding about cultural diversity. They have had fun and made lots of progress in many areas of their learning. Come and take a look at our video below; What did you […]
We have had SUCH fun this afternoon and the classroom has been FULL of giggles and laughter. We were set the challenge to create a forensic scientist outfit. Together, we decided on our design criteria. It needed to be waterproof, flexible, strong and must fit a person. It all sounded so easy in our plans…. […]
Over Autumn 2, 5B’s Science topic has been investigating ‘Everyday Materials’ and their different properties. To end the term, the children took part in a group Science project where they had to use home materials to create and design a waterproof house, collating all of their information they have gathered over the last few weeks. […]
This half term we are learning about materials and making suitable choices. We began by learning new vocabulary to describe the properties. CHALLENGE 1: Tell me the meaning of…. absorbent, waterproof, rigid, flexible, opaque, transparent. Next we carried out an investigation to help the three bears. Unfortunately they only had loose tea so we had […]
Wow what a wonderful morning we have had. Today the KS2 STEM club took part in a Celebration Event at Schneider Electrics. Over the past couple of moths they have been busy making a motorised car in small groups. The children had to research, follow instructions to make a frame for their car and use […]
On Tuesday KS2 Stem Club will be attending a Celebration Event at Schneider Electrics in Coventry to showcase the wonderful cars they have made. They will be mixing and talking with engineers and staff from Primary Engineer to discuss what they have done and how they found their project. This trip will take place during […]
In 3 Blue this term we have been looking at light sources and today we created a human sundial to explain how shadows change throughout the day. We predicted when the longest and shortest shadow would be and then we went out side to investigate our predictions. We drew around one of our classmates shadow […]
This week the children have been making the frame for their cars. They have developed their sawing skills, measuring skills and glueing skills to create their frame so far. Have a look at their fantastic work so far!
This week has been fantastic, filled with lots of learning and fun about Science and our health. Follow the journey of our health week and see what we have discovered. Why do we need to drink water after exercise? What does acetone do to a polystyrene cup? Why do we need to exercise and eat […]
This week, the children in STEM club have started to design their fantastic cars. The children have worked incredibly hard on their design, attached below are pictures of their fantastic work.
In STEM club this week, the children have begun to plan to make their powered controllable vehicle. Their goal is to design a vehicle that has to be less polluting in the 21st Century. The children have had to think about the materials they need, tools they could use and a purpose for the vehicle. […]
Science Everyday materials. To create a 3D house using only paper and card.
Meet our KS1 STEM club! At STEM club we are designing and making a car that will travel down a ramp in a straight line. In the Summer we will work with engineers from Schneider Electrics in Coventry to test our cars against children from other schools. This week we began designing our own cars […]
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1 Red were remarkable this afternoon. They were given a challenge to: Stage 1 – Design a kite. Stage 2 – Make a kite. Stage 3 – Test the kite. Stage 4- Evaluate the kite. Please watch the clip below and then anwer the questions. What did you use to make your kite? 2. […]
1 Blue were set a STEAM challenge as part of their Science topic. They were set the challenge of using materials to make a kite that would fly in the sky for at least 5 seconds. Take a look at their challenge work below…
Wow! You are amazing creators! The Marble Runs that some of you have made were wonderful. They have all been tested and you can see the results below. If you made a marble run I would like you to think about these questions… Did your marble run work? How could you change your marble run […]
Can you use junk materials to make a marble run? The marble can only travel for up to 20 seconds from start to finish. Use paper to design your marble run before you make it. Can you evaluate your marble run? 1. What worked well? 2. Did you need to change anything? 3. How long […]
This week in Science we are learning about hygiene. We carried out an investigation to help us understand the importance of washing our hands properly. What did we find in the investigation? When should we wash our hands? Why is it important to wash our hands?
What a fantastic time we have been having in Science club! All children have behaved beautifully, worked hard and gained!! Our task for Week 2 was to find out which rock would be best for a new path at Broad Heath School. We became geologists! We had to rub lots of different rocks against sandpaper […]
Our Science topic this half term is Body Pump and this ŵeek we have learnt in detail about the heart. Dissecting a real heart helped us visualise the structure and function of this important organ. Can you answer the questions in the video? What additional information can you find out about the heart?
Today in 6 White, we were learning all about the heart. As part of this, we went to the science pod to dissect a heart and look at the different parts and their purpose. Back in the classroom, we labelled diagrams and discussed how blood is pumped around the body and gets replenished with oxygen […]
This week we had to solve many problems whether they were big ones or small ones! Here are some the challenges we faced! 1. What was your favourite challenge? 2. Why do we need to know how to solve problems? Well done on your last project week 1 Red!
Today’s challenged required us to create our own bridge. To do this we needed to start with researching the purpose and structure of bridges as well as famous architects. We then used this knowledge to create a design and create our bridges in groups. We then tested our designs, some were able to hold the […]
3 White have been challenges to create a skipping rope in teams, using only plastic bags and sellotape. We researched skipping ropes using the internet. What did you find out? We tested different skipping ropes outside on the playground- Which material was best? Why? After that we designed and created our skipping ropes in teams. […]
Today in 5 White we concluded our investigation into Space nappies. We made our own nappy and tested how successful it was. Can you answer the following: What went well? What needs improving? What will you do differently next time?
Over the last 2 days 3 Blue have been busy creating their STEAM project! Their challenge was to create a skipping rope using ONLY plastic bags and sellotape! Have a look at the video below to see the fantastic results. We had so much fun designing and creating our skipping ropes. Which material was the […]