Tuesday 26th November Year 1 Family Structural Engineers and Year 6 Environmental Planners

This morning, Year 1 and their families became structural engineers. They designed and built bridges, then tested them to see which were the strongest.

After that, Year 6 became environmental planners and used maps to discover how finding out about the past can help us to predict the future. To find out more about environmental planners, click here. Year 6 also looked at maps to see how Burradon has changed over the last two centuries. To have a look at similar historical maps, follow this link:




5th November 2019 Year 5 Astronomers

This afternoon Year 5 became astronomers and found out about the development of the telescope throughout history and women in astronomy.  They also discovered what stars are made from and how astronomers know this by analysing the light from the stars. To find out more about astronomy and to try activities at home, click here.

Monday 21st October Year 3 Geologists and KS2 Family Workshop

This afternoon, Year 3 became geologists, observing and investigating meteorites which are rocks from space. To find out more about geology, click here.

After school, Key Stage 2 families became wind turbine engineers, designing the blades for wind turbines and testing them to see which shape would turn the turbine the quickest. Click here for more information and activities.

Tuesday 17th September 2019 Reception Bubbles

Look Bubbles!

Today Reception children had fun with bubbles and predicted what would happen if they blew bubbles with different shaped wands. Click here for more bubble information and activities.



6th December: Systems Engineers

Today Year 2 and Key Stage 1 families have been systems engineers. They were designing, building, testing and improving marble runs to make their marbles roll for the longest time possible. To find out more about systems engineers and to discover some similar activities to try at home, click here.

3rd December: Systems Engineer Family Workshop

This evening our Key Stage 2 families became systems engineers, designing, creating, testing and improving marble runs so that their marbles rolled for as long as possible. To find out more about systems engineers and to discover similar activities that you can do at home, click here.

29 November: Magnets, Geoglogy and Medical Physics


The Reception children were exploring magnets and you can find out more about what they did here.

Burradon’s Y3s were learning about the work of a geologist and were observing and testing meteorites (rocks from space), you can find out more here.

Finally, we worked with the Y6 to explore inside the human body using medical physics, you can find more information about the workshop here.

30th January: Meteorites!

Thanks for having us Year 3 – we enjoyed looking at rocks with you. If you’d like your world to rock some more (see what we… oh, you noticed that, huh? Not as clever as we thought? Drat…)

Anyway: see our Meteorites activity page for a recap, and to explore craters from your sofa.

6th November: Botany and Solar Physics

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This afternoon Year 2 became brilliant botanists and you can find out all about it by clicking here.

Year 5 explored the mystery of the Sun, there’s more detail here

12th June: Bubbles

We’ve beenBy blowing air through a straw into a dish of bubble fluid we could create a mountain of bubbles, boasting a rainbow of colours in today blowing soap bubbles of all sizes with reception. All sizes, but not all shapes – and maybe you can describe why that’s the case?

See the NUSTEM Bubbles page for more things to do and explore.