This is our fantastic record our our amazing STEAM week. A big thank you to Miss Sales for making this video, and to our lovely parent governors who volunteered their time and thoughts
Well done for completing Bridgecraft! You did it in record time, this was all down to your hard work and determination. I had heard that Bridgewater had amazing imaginations, and now this has been proven through your Bridgecraft World.
I thought you might like to look back at all my emails throughout the week.
Thank you all again for your STEAM skills, and I hope to see you very soon!
Bridgecraft Level 2 Complete
Bridgecraft Level 3 Complete
Bridgecraft Level 4 Complete
We have been busy today constructing our model trees using our 3d shapes for the trunk and then attaching our Klimt inspired branches. The children evaluated their designs and considered how they could make modifications so the trees were stable.
The children then selected which materials they wanted to decorate their glass lanterns with so they are able to shine brightly to light up Bridgecraft.
What a busy week we have had!
We began by working out we had to make animal homes. We designed these, thinking about the features carefully. We then heard that Year 1 were creating animals for Bridgecraft. We went to talk to them about the animals that would be in the habitat. From this we then evaluated and adapted our designs to ensure they were suitable. We finished by making our final homes, using our design technology skills to ensure the homes had a professional finish.
From mini models to the final pieces: can you see how they have been adapted?
Year 2, as a ‘hidden level’ challenge can you write about all that you have learnt during STEAM week? What has been your favourite activity? What have you found the most challenging? What would you like to have done more of?
We can’t wait to read you comments and pass them on to Steve.
Steve challenged the Early Years children to create some safety posters. The children have worked hard to think about the ways in which we need to keep ourselves safe in school when constructing with a range of tools and resources.
We have been so successful with our circuits that we have now made working lanterns! It has been very challenging but we persevered and eventually succeeded.
Not only have we been making our own circuits in Year 2, but we have also made our own lightbulb!!
What materials did we use to make our lightbulb and how did it work?
Today we have been challenged to make lights in Bridgecraft. We don’t have wires and crocodile clips but we do have bulbs, batteries and a range of other materials. We have worked really hard in our small groups to unlock this challenge and overcome any problems that we have had.
What materials worked best in our circuits Year 2?
Year 5 have been so busy with their task making houses for the new Bridgecraft world. We have explored different materials, climate, joining techniques, the economic structure of a country, budgeting and pixelated effects! To capture all our learning, we decided to create mood boards to show all our learning. These included examples of our work and evaluations of the processes. They are coming along very well. What do you think?