STEAM Week is an annual celebration of four valuable subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
These subjects are integrated across the curriculum, with a view to inspiring and encouraging our pupils to develop their enthusiasm and skill in these areas. This year, we dedicated the week to the wonders of Space, the Mars landing and the planets.
Through STEAM, pupils develop their teamwork, independence, reasoning and critical and creative thinking, and we have seen wonderful examples of this across our weeklong learning programme of STEAM tasks.
Little Conkers Early Years Children – Nursery and Reception
Little Conkers created paper constellations and marble painted planets; participated in Space themed Cosmic Kids yoga sessions; and built space station dens in the Little Conkers garden. Their continuous provision included a small world space station, starry night water play and rockets and astronauts role-play.
Prep School – Years 1 – 6
Children in our prep school held Space and balloon debates; explored a deep space projector looking at constellations, planets and the Moon; made biome Mars habitats out of recyclable materials; painted Space scenes; and worked in teams to design and build Moon buggies out of Lego- testing their speed and distance and recording their results. The week ended with the grand finale of a whole school ‘eggnauts’ drop, which comprised of the children working in teams to design and make egg capsules and parachutes for their eggs to travel in when dropped from a height.