This week we have combined maths, art, science and much more to celebrate the inspirational Rosie Revere, a character depicted in ‘Rosie Revere Engineer’ by Andrea Beaty.
“Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats. Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose, who shows her that a first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate.”
We have seen some amazing feats of engineering this week, combined with some inspirational visitors and hands-on experimenting, read on to find out more!
Watch the video – What is Engineering?
Year 5 and 6 Worked very hard to invent a watering system for their sunflower seeds to ensure that they were watered over the half term holiday. They created some ingenious inventions…!!’
The Tynings Great Exhibition 2015 was a grand success! What a fantastic day it was and such a brilliant turnout of spectators to gasp and glance at the engineering on display!
Presentation to parents
Read all about it!!!
Read the comments from Parents and Carers – Comments from end of project week
Previous Themed Weeks
Our Engineering Week was a grand success! It built on the previous success of the past two themed weeks that took place in Term 1 (October) and Term 3 (February).
At the beginning of the year, we carefully planned the themed weeks so that they started with a whole world focus, with the key text ‘If The World Were A Village’ at the centre of the learning. This book allowed class teachers to plan opportunities to talk and learn about global citizenship and world religions and languages. We then planned to focus more on an individual country, so used the key text ‘How To Build Your Own Country’ to support children’s understanding of British Values, citizenship, Nationality, immigration, refugees, currency and parliament. When we found Rosie, we focused right in on an individual level to really ‘unpick’ the idea of personal ambitions and aspirations, championing inspirational Rosie’s quote “Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failures can come if you quit.”