29th November 2019, St Peter's were very lucky to be given the challenge of producing a marble run on STEM Day. The children were certainly challenged and lots of fun was had by all!
What is STEM?
STEM is the future. It links the subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths together; this gives us the opportunity to greatly enjoy building our knowledge through some amazing activities and projects.
Children were given a challenge that would promote their problem solving skills and ensure that they had to use their knowledge of all four subjects to think logically to solve challenges. Each class split their children into groups of three and each group worked on producing their marble run. At the end of the day, one winner from each class was sent down to the hall. Here, the winning marble runs were selected for EYFS, KS1, LKS2 and UKS. Take a look at some of our marble runs!
In Nursey, the children used Lego to build their marble run.
In Reception, the children had an amazing time using cereal boxes to create their design.
Within Year 1, the children used cups and cardboard rolls to create their really impressive marble runs.
Within Year 2, the children thought hard about their designs and ensured that the marble run they created mirrored their original ideas.
In Year 3, the children worked hard to create free standing structures that would work without a support.
The children in Year 4 had a great time working on their marble runs. They used interlocking bridges in between their towers.
Within Year 5, the children used all of their STEM knowledge to create wonderful joins and bridges.
Year 6 had the extra challenge of introducing a pulley system to their marble runs, and making it effective to ensure the marble run could being all over again.
Well done to all the childrenfor making wonderful marble runs, but a special well done to all of our winners who all receive a prize of their very own marble run!