Forest Hall Primary School
We are a small school but we have fantastic children and staff who work well to be “better than we were yesterday”. Although we have been learning at home for a while this hasn’t stopped our STEM learning. Our teachers have been sending us maths activities and challenges every week and our science teacher has been suggesting lots of outdoor activities that we can do in our gardens and open spaces when we go out for our daily exercise. For the few children who have been in school these past few weeks, we have had fun designing rockets and launching them on the school field with the power of compressed air. Some rockets travelled quite some distance!
Our STEM club has planned to develop our wildlife garden and we are hoping to involve some parents and members of the community to help us make it more accessible for our children. Additional funding would enable us to purchase new gardening equipment and science resources such as rain guages, outdoor thermometers and binoculars.
As well as the countless science lessons which could take place outside, the children could use their maths skills to calculate the areas of flower beds and work out the age of the trees. Design and technology lessons could involve the children designing mini-beast hotels and bird boxes. We are all looking forward to some exciting outdoor STEM learning and helping the children to see the relevance of STEM beyond the classroom walls. Please support our wonderful school.