This week, Year 5 had a special visitor to help us celebrate STEM week.
Mr Markovits came to tell us about the exciting world of engineering. He spoke about his own work as a civil engineer and also shared some stories of young people who had used engineering to make there ideas come to life. The children were really inspired by what he had to say and particularly enjoyed the challenge he set them that morning.
The children were tasked with constructing the tallest possible tower using only spaghetti and blue tac in order to support a marshmallow. They had some time to plan their designs and then worked together to bring them to life with the winning group achieving a height of 26 cm.
Elsewhere this week, the children explored volume and capacity in Maths, spoke about healthy choices in PSHE, and discussed the significance of Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane in RE. They used this discussion in their Art lesson to create their own interpretation of what Jesus must have felt at this time of his life.
Finally, preparations are well underway for this year’s Year 5 Passion Play at the end of the term. The children are very excited to share this with their families in a few weeks and are working hard to put on the best show possible. Everyone will have to wait another week to see the finished product but we can share one sneak peak below.