STEM Week starts with a BANG!

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An engaging assembly on the importance of water from the amazing Mr James was followed by workshops on its power and strength. Year 5 looked at water tension whilst trying to float paper clips and at how the seas can be cleaned of oil by using some simple washing up liquid. Miss Olga’s Year 2 class investigated floating and sinking on the paddling pool by building boats and seeing which boats held the most “passengers” and why. Year 6 investigated water pressure with Mr Pete. They used water guns and a jet wash to investigate how a ping pong ball could move faster. A rather wet, but very exciting lesson!

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STEM Week - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at The Roche School

The week commencing 3rd October will be STEM Week at The Roche School, based around the theme of Water. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, so the week will involve many exciting experiments, challenges and construction activities. On  Monday 3rd October, STEM Week will be kicked off by a special whole school assembly centred on the theme of ‘Water’, led by a special guest…Science Man. Throughout the day every class will have a workshop looking at the importance of water, uses of water and water experiments. On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding a whole school ‘Times Tables Challenge’, where every child will compete (with differentiated tables) to gain as many points for their house as possible. Good luck! On Thursday 6th October, The STEM team at school will lead an interactive assembly and award prizes won during the weeks’ challenges.