New: Autumn term display competition

The classroom display competition has been extremely popular, so we are running it again this term. Many thanks to all of you who have shared your displays so far, we've had lots of people downloading them, so you've helped a lot of teachers to put up displays in their own classrooms!   This term, the closing date for entries will be 15th December 2017, with six prizes of £100. Winners will be notified by 22nd December 2017. We look forward to seeing more of the imaginative work going on around the country, and best of luck! 

Please remember to upload a photo of your display and any materials/instructions that you used to create it. This makes it easier for other teachers to recreate your display.


Subject(s)Computing, Design and technology, Mathematics, Science
Age5-7, 7-11
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Paper mache solar system. We googled the planets before and choose our colours and then blew up ballons so that the gas giants were the biggest ballons. We then covered them with old newspaper and PVA glue. When they were dry we painted them. We also made a sun using  punch balloon and added solar flares using tissue paper.


A minion things about fractions! The class used this as a working wall to remind themselves of various operations. We printed off the minions and each choose a fraction fact or operation to complete, either looking up the information or being able to recall it. 


My favourite STEM display so far is a WWII display involving working models of Spitfires and Messerschmitts. All my mixed KS2 class (Year3-6) learnt lots and were truly proud of their finished product. I got the idea from the Hamilton Trust planning and it worked brilliantly as a truly cross-curricular learning project. The children had been learning about circuits so then applied this to building a circuit to power a propeller which included a push button switch (bought cheaply so each child could take home their model at the end). They then researched the Battle of Britain and the Spitfire and Messerschmitts role in this. Groups worked on a papier mache model of the Dover cliffs (alongside listening and learning about the songs sung but Vera Lynn). The planes themselves were made from a plastic 500ml water bottle with cardboard wings and fins masking taped on. They then put the cicuit inside and painted the outside. They needed some adult help to skewer a hole for the switch but the rest they managed independently. Finally I suspended them from the ceiling with nylon thread and used bamboo skewers to stick them into the cliffs to show a dog fight over Dover! Thanks Helen Spring for letting me know about this sharing display competition - great ideas and so good to share things that work.


We created an immersive digestive system across the classroom that the children could walk through. We used paper mache, bottles and filled and painted old tights.


This is the other side of our classroom as the children take the journey down the throat, we used different tissue paper etc to create the throat and the start of the journey down the oeasophagus.


Here are some pictures of our science working walls that support our other displays above. They are evidence of our working scientifically and the investigations we have undertaken.


Here is the working wall file.

Thank you to Helen Spring for suggesting the competition.