Class 3 head outdoors on International Happiness Day

There were lots of happy faces on the first day of Spring here at Hedworth Lane. Everyone in class 3 enjoyed time in the Environmental Garden making beautiful bird feeders, exploring on a bug hunt, filling our very own Bug Hotel and using power tools to build two lovely planters. The fabulous Williby Rocs CIC were on hand with everything the children needed to help make this the craftiest and best International Happiness Day ever…!

 

 

Our Kit Car is Top Gear!

This year, the year 5 and 6 are taking part in The Greenpower Challenge.

Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering. They help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport.

The Greenpower Education Trust inspires young people around the world to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.

Our race event will take place at Gateshead Stadium on June 27th. A small team will take the kit car to the event and participate in a day of exciting races, making use of their STEM skills developed during the kit car build.

It is adapted to suit three age appropriate categories and we are taking part in the first of these categories:

IET Formula Goblin (ages 9 – 11)

This challenge is ideal for schools, as the project can be run as part of the design and technology/science curriculum. A Goblin Kit Car takes around 15 hours to build and can be dismantled and rebuilt each year with a new team of children who can compete at Greenpower race days.

Have a look at last year’s entry that we won best design for !

Keep checking our page for exciting news and updates about this year’s electric car… We can’t wait to tell you all about our new design!

3D Sculpture

Year 5 and Year 6 children have made a 3D sculpture using their initials.  It was vital to make an accurate paper template of the initials first. This was then used to cut out the initials in clay.  Tools and techniques were then combined to create a sturdy sculpture.  The appearance of the final piece of work was improved by using finishing techniques and ideas that they had planned in their design.

Check out some of their finished products below !