Architecture Workshops STEM Workshops For Key Stage Two

KS2 Hands-On Workshops

Key Stage 2 workshops further develop pupils Fine and Gross Motor Skills as part of a wider remit to enable Teamwork, Creativity, Problem Solving, Higher Order Thinking and Growth Mindset.

Key Stage 2 workshops are divided into two categories: Build_IT and KRE8

Build_IT Workshops are focused practical tasks using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life. These workshops are 120 minutes with up to 45 pupils (unless stated otherwise); Egyptian Pyramids; Ferris Wheel; Helter-Skelter; Roller Coaster; Geodesic Structures Greek & Roman Architecture; Millennium Bridges; Millennium Dome; Mayan Temples; Octas (60 minutes with 30); Saxon Roundhouse; Stadium Structures; Stonehenge; Tetra (60 minutes with 30); Tudor Galleon; Tudor Globe Theatre; Victorian Crystal Palace; Viking Longship 

BUILD_IT Humanities Workshops: (120 minutes with up to 45 pupils) Christian Architecture: Ely Cathedral; Indian Architecture: Taj Mahal; Islamic Architecture: Dome of the Rock; Hebrew Architecture: King Solomon's Temple

KRE8 Workshops Focus on investigation, disassembly and evaluation as design and make assignments. Using design technology, maths and science these workshops are designed to stimulate pupil’s imagination, interpretative and visual problem solving skills helping to develop higher order thinking skills.

Kre8 Workshops are 120 minutes with up to 45 pupils (unless stated otherwise) Art & Sculpture; Bridges, Maths & Design (90 minute with 30); Habitat & Shelters; Mega Maths Structures; Olympic Sculptures; Skyscrapers (90 minute with 30)

All workshops need to take place in the school dining hall, gym or sports hall. All the structure are dismantled as part of the workshop experience, so we are able to be out of dining halls in time for the catering staff to put out tables.

Expected outcomes

Build_IT workshops allow you to bring your history topics to life by getting your pupils to make large scale models of the iconic Architectural landmaks. In 120 minutes your pupils will have engaged in Art, DT, Maths, Literacy, Drama, Geography, Science and History as well as having lots of fun, so much so that they won't even realise they've been learning!

Kre8 workshops make for great inter-school, or in-school competitions, as they involve Teamwork, Problem Solving, 3D Design along with Communication Skills, Self Refection and Evaluation Skills to build the best Bridge/Shelter/Skyscraper 

To book this activity, please contact:
Elaine Frost
01223 365378

your school
PO Box 217
CB4 1EA Cambridge Cambs

The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.

Grants for school

The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.

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