Posted: 25th January 2022
Last week the whole school came together for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) house battle. Four different activities were set up around the school and the children had to complete each one in their house teams. They applied their computing skills to design their own Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV). They were able to see and manipulate the shape, add their design, see the 3D net and alter the 3D image. In the hall the children tackled the ‘Floor is lava!’ challenge, a staged rescue mission where they had to work in teams to rescue the balloons from peril.
In our dedicated STEAM room the children learned about amphibious houses and made their own before putting them to the test in a flood and finally, in the Year 2 and 3 classrooms, the children tackled maths challenges in order to earn building materials. With each challenge completed, the children earned more materials and came together to create the most obscure architecture they could. One hundred house points were up for grabs with each challenge. We looked for teamwork, creativity, problem solving and communication skills.
The overall winners were Livingstone with 385 points, closely followed by Nightingale with 383 points and Drake and Astor with 378 and 365 points respectively. Well done everyone!Categories: General news