Architecture Workshops: STEM Workshops For KS 1

KS1 Hands-On Workshops

Architecture Workshops, have been running hands-on cross-curricular workshops, in schools for all Key stages and Abilities since 1996. Our workshops experiences are some of the best your pupils are ever likely to be involved in and something that will stay with them throughout their educational life.

Our STEM & STEAM orientated workshops challenge, enthrall and educate in equal measure, because all we use are dowel and rubber bands to build many varied and wonderous building models, structures and sculptures, which make learning fun and the complex simple. Utilising teamwork and resilience pupils build their self esteem, as the structure grows. The one thing that we are guilty of is failing to mention enough, when publicising our work, the amount of self esteem children get, through their achievements in the workshops.

Designed to stimulate imaginations and excite children and teachers alike, our Key Stage 1 workshops follow on from EYFS workshops and include all aspects of STEM, promoting Higher Order Thinking, and Growth Mindset.

Expected outcomes

Key Stage One workshops are divided into 2 categories:

STEM workshops, are presenter led, contaiing Science, Maths and Engineering and Problem Solving, Tetra, and Octas are 60 minute sessions while Bridge Building, Ferris Wheel and Rollercoaster are 120 minutes with 30 pupils

STE(A)M workshops (120 mins 30 pupils) are Design & Make exercises involving a Teamwork, Creativity and Self Analysis as well as containing all elements of STEAM These are Habitat & Shelters and Mega Maths Structures. The latter allows teachers to request that we develop a workshop to fit in with your own topic learning. This has included a workshop on Castles; The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch, Iggy Peck; Architect and The Gruffalo.

Workshops need to take place in the school dining 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.

Tetra / Octas and Bridge Buildingare aimed at Year 1 pupils and help developing their Fine Motor Skills, pupils work in pairs to build large scale structures (Pyramids) that are put together to make larger pyramids, so demonstrating the the use of modular form. Throughout the workshop, pupils identify 2d and 3d shapes, count and interact with the spaces they are creating, thus developing their Gross Motor Skills. Can be adapted to relate to your topic, e.g bridges, dinosaurs etc

Habiat & Shelters, Ferris Wheel and Mega Maths Structures are aimed at Yr 2 pupils and further develop fine and gross motor skills by building larger and more complex structures, helping develop pupils creativity, problem solving and teamwork. These can be used as part of topic learning


To book this activity, please contact:
Martin Jennings
01223 365378

your school
PO Box 217
CB4 1EA Cambridge Cambs

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