During March, KS2 celebrated British Science Week by hosting a Science School Fair. Throughout the week, the children from years 3,4,5 and 6 worked extremely hard by investigating around our theme of 'Journeys on earth and beyond.'
Each year group was given a specific focus around the over-arching theme. They spent the week exploring, investigating, researching and engineering to create a model for their table on the school fair.
We were also very lucky to have been joined by many fantastic guests including STEM ambassadors who work in careers such as meteorology, astronomy and control system engineering! We also had help from a PhD student who is currently studying engineering. OLHS very kindly offered their expertise and assistance throughout the week as we were joined by pupils who also have a keen interest in science. The Museum of Science and Industry allowed us to use their amazing lego mindstorms kits too!
The fair itself was amazing! The whole school had the opportunity to visit each year group's table, and the KS2 children were given the task of presenting their work to other children. This enabled the children to team teach, gain new knowledge and learn vital skills. We were then joined by parents and carers, governors and STEM ambassadors. All of our guests were asked to vote on a winning class to win some incredible science prizes. The winning class was 4RW! Closely followed by 3S and 6N.
Every child in KS2 did an amazing job throughout the week and this made it such a memorable experience. We now have an even keener interest in science which is fantastic to see! Well done KS2!