Tuesday 22nd March and Friday 29th April Reception Meteorologists

Today children in Reception became meteorologists, thinking about and investigating different types of weather. We have some weather related activities you might like to try at home:

Reflective mobiles- make a sun catcher for your window sill or garden using anything shiny that you can find.

Wind socks- discover which direction the wind is blowing from and how hard it is blowing using plastic bags and empty pop bottles.

Sundials- tell the time using the sun, a pencil and a piece of card.

Thursday 10th March Year 4 Geologists

This afternoon Year 4 became geologists and investigated meteorites. If you would like to try some STEM activities at home, go to https://nustem.uk/stem-at-home/

28th January Year 2 Materials Scientists

materialsToday Year 2 children became materials scientists and investigated materials using weight, electricity and magnets. Why not investigate how strong the materials in your home are by trying our NUSTEM at home Bridge Building activity?

Thursday 27th January 2022 Nursery Glaciologists

Today Nursery children became Glaciologists and investigated melting ice. Why not try our NUSTEM melting ice activity at home? All you need is some ice cubes and bowls to put them in.

1st December Year 1 Naval Architects

Year 1 have been designing, building and testing boats this morning. To try this at home, go to our Naval Architects STEM at home activity, which uses only a piece of tin foil and some coins.

26th November Year 2 Systems Engineers

This afternoon the Year 2 classes became systems engineers. They planned, created, tested and improved marble run. To find ways to be a systems engineer at home, visit our Systems Engineer webpage.

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Year 1 Botanists and Key Stage 1 Family Systems Engineers

This afternoon Year 1 became botanists and investigated Venus Fly Traps. To find out more about botany, click here.

After school KS1 families became systems engineers, and designed, created, tested and improved marble runs. Click here for more activities to try at home.

12th November 2019 Year 5 Environmental Planners

Year 5 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 5 also looked at maps to see how South Shields has changed over the last two centuries. To have a look at similar historical maps, follow this link:

1855 map

1912 -13 map

1938 map

Tuesday 24th 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.

12 June: Geology

Big thanks for having us over this afternoon, it’s always a pleasure. Today:

  • Year 3 explored meteorites. Remind yourselves of the rocks you held and explore crates from the comfort of your sofa at our meteorites activity page.
  • KS1 Families built catapults with Luke and Mel after school.

Enjoy exploring those links, and we’ll see you again soon!