On Thursday 20th October, Heronsgate Primary School was immersed in STEM Day (STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)! Each phase ran a carousel of Maths, Science and DT activities, with a focus on practical, child-led learning.
In KS1, activities ranged from monster measurements to building strong, tall towers with spaghetti and marshmallows. In Lower KS2, the children created symmetrical dance patterns – which included rotations – and investigated the different ways that invisible ink can be uncovered. In Upper KS2, investigations included working out how many handshakes would be given at a party, to exploring which ingredients could be mixed to give the best chemical reaction to launch a rocket!
At the end of day, Maths and Science Leaders for each class were announced. These children will act as ambassadors for their subject over the coming year, helping to lead on a range of exciting Maths and Science opportunities across the school.