Newton Longville Church of England

Primary School

“Celebrating all that we are and all that we can be”

S.T.E.A.M Club

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM)


STEAM Club continued again and we started off by researching British Food Fortnight following one of our Newsround assemblies.  We also listened to the musical theme tune from the Great British Bake Off and compiled our own versions using 2Sequence.  Talking about food inspired us to want to make smoothies using fruit and vegetables.  We were surprised at how good they tasted even when we used dates and spinach together!  



We then decided what we wanted to do next as a group and researched information about the history of computers.  Lots of interesting facts were identified such as that in 1833 a man by the name of Charles Babbage invented all the parts that are now used for a modern computer.  But it was only 120 years later that the first modern computers were invented. Konrad Zuse was the inventor of the first computer in the world in 1936 and he named it the Z1. Thank you to Mr Cook who volunteered his time to dismantle a computer so that we could see all the parts inside!


This annual event helps expose our pupils to the world of work as well as taking part in a range of interesting, engaging and inspiring activities.  Following pupil feedback from last year the theme for our last STEAM Week was ‘The Environment’.  Network Rail led the activities again and their Director of Transformation judged our whole school competition.  We are pleased to announce that more families are getting involved with our STEAM weeks enabling us to cover vetinary science, music, IT and dance.   If you, or someone you know, can also help support us during future STEAM weeks then please do let us know by sending an email to: quoting STEAM FUTURE.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you to Sarah Merrien and her team at Network Rail for supporting us and making our STEAM weeks more meaningful and enjoyable for all our pupils.

We believe that our curriculum and STEAM activities contribute to our pupils future aspirations to be the best that they can be.  (See Future World Changers under Children to see what some of those aspirations are.)