Thursday 23rd January 2020 Year 2 Botanists and Year 3 Palaeontologists

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

After that,  Year 3 became palaeontologists, exploring fossils and using pollen samples to investigate how the earth’s climate has changed over millions of years . For more information and activities to try at home, click here.

Tuesday 21st January 2020 Key Stage 1 Systems Engineers

Today Key Stage one and some of their families became systems engineers. They designed, created, tested and improved marble runs to see how long they could get the marble to roll for. To find out more about systems engineering and to discover some fun activities to try at home, click here.

Monday 13th January 2020 Reception Bubbles

What shape are the bubbles?

This afternoon the Reception children had a great time investigating bubbles. Can you ask them if they can remember the shapes of the bubbles that were created by different bubble wands? To find out more and try bubble activities at home, click here.

Monday 16th December More Year 5/6 Cryptographers

Today some Year 5/6 came into our Think Lab at Northumbria University to become cryptographers, and some did the workshop at school. This involved encrypting and decrypting messages and discovering how this keeps us safe online.

For more information about careers which use cryptography, activities you can try at home and a secret message to decode from NUSTEM, click here.

Thursday 12th December Year 5/6 Cryptographers

Today Year 5/6 came into our Think Lab at Northumbria University to become cryptographers. This involved encrypting and decrypting messages and discovering how this keeps us safe online.

For more information about careers which use cryptography, activities you can try at home and a secret message to decode from NUSTEM, click here.

4th July 2019 Year 5/6 Environmental Planners

Year 5/6 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 6/6 also looked at maps to see how Gateshead has changed over the last century. To have a look at a similar historical map, follow this link:

1899 map

 

 

27th June 2019 More Year 3/4 Geologist @ South Street!

Two more Year 3/4 became geologists today. Did you know that a meteorite starts off as an asteroid and becomes a meteoroid then a meteor before it lands on earth and becomes a meteorite? To discover more interesting facts about geology, click here.

25th June 2019 Year 1/2 Naval Architects and Year 3/4 Geologists

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

This morning the third Year 1/2 class became naval architects and discovered how to float a goat on a boat! To find out more about what they did and for some extra activities you can try at home, click here.

After that, Year 3/4 became geologists, observing and investigating meteorites which are rocks from space. To find out more about geology, click here.

24th May 2019 Year 1/2 Naval Architects

This morning Year 1/2 became naval architects and discovered how to float a goat on a boat! To find out more about what they did and for some extra activities you can try at home, click here.

15th May KS2 Family Workshop

This afternoon Key Stage 2 families built then improved catapults to see how far they could get them to fire. For more information and activities to try at home, click here.