Wednesday 23rd November Year 6 Wind Energy Engineers

This afternoon Year 6 visited the Thinklab here at Northumbria University. They became wind energy engineers and used origami to create wind turbine blades that unfold when in position. They then tested their wind turbines to see how efficient they were. For more information about wind energy engineers, wind turbines and for some activities you could try at home, visit our Wind Energy Engineer page.

Tuesday 22nd November Year 3 Geologists

Iron meteorite from Chaco, Argentina. One of the ‘Campo del Cielo’ fragments first found in 1576.

This afternoon Year 3 became geologists and investigated rocks from space. For more information about geologists and meteorites, visit our Geologist page.

To use objects from around your home to create your own meteorite impact craters- just like those we can see on the moon, visit our STEM at Home Impact Craters page.

NUSTEM loans boxes Autumn 2 2022

Your child or children have been using one of our NUSTEM loans boxes in class. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities.  While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.

Children in EYFS  have been using our light and shadows loans box. For more information and activities to try at home, visit our Light and shadows loans box page.

Children in Key Stage 2 have been using our palaeontology loans box. For more information and activities to try at home, visit our Palaeontology loans box page.

Children in Key Stage 2 have also been using our marble runs loans box. For more information and activities to try at home, visit our Marble runs loans box page.

Wednesday 19th October Year 1 Naval Architects

This morning, Year 1 became naval architects. They designed, built and tested their own boats.

To discover how to design, build and test a boat with tin foil, visit our STEM at Home tin foil boats page.

NUSTEM at South Street Community Primary School 2022-2023

NUSTEM is an outreach group based at Northumbria University. We believe that STEM should be accessible to everyone, for study and for pleasure, from early years, through school, to employment, and beyond. We support children, families and teachers to feel more confident that a career in STEM is for ‘people like them’.

Your child or children have been using one of our NUSTEM loans boxes in class. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities.  While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.

This term, children in Key Stage 2 have been using our Sound and Magnets loans boxes. For more information about the loans boxes, STEM careers and activities to try at home, visit our Sound loans box page and our Magnets loans box page.

EYFS/KS1 Mini Beasts Loans Box and KS2 SamLab Loans Box

This half term, South Street Primary have borrowed the EYFS/KS1 Mini Beasts loans box and the KS2 SamLab loans box. To find out more about our loans boxes and to try some related activities at home, click:

Mini Beasts loans box

SamLabs loans box

Friday 11th March Year 3 and 4 Palaeontologists

This morning Year 3 and 4 became palaeontologists and investigated the past using fossils. If you would like to try some STEM activities at home, go to https://nustem.uk/stem-at-home/

31st January 2022 Year 5 and 6 Underneath the Ice

This week Year 5 and 6 children have been finding out about what happens underneath the ice in Antarctica. They have also been writing poems about this. To Find out more and read some poems by children in other schools, visit our Underneath the Ice website page. You may even find their poems on the website soon!

25th November Reception Lighting Engineers

Today it was Reception children who became lighting engineers, investigating light, shadow and colours. why not try our NUSTEM at home Light Reflecting Mobiles activity? This uses anything shiny you can find!

22nd November Nursery Lighting Engineers

Today Nursery have been lighting engineers and investigated light and shadows using torches and light boxes. Why not try our Shadow Tubes STEM at home activity, which uses only a torch, toilet roll tube and cling film.