Last week, Year 4 had the opportunity to become Formula 1 engineers as part of Benson’s drive on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Children were able to build a F1 racing car, using their engineering skills, out of Lego and then program it with laptops, to race across the school hall. Using their mathematical knowledge, children were able to calculate the speed by measuring the time it took their F1 car to travel a metre. Subsequently, children tried to improve their designs to enable their car to travel faster. It was a wonderful day of practical hands-on learning with every child engaged and committed to building and improving their F1 racing cars.

Some of our children's work

Computing at Benson
May 9, 2018

Computing at Benson

Year 1 Autumn Term Logging onto the Computers – they should be able to log on independently or at least…

Year 5 Rainforest Experience
June 12, 2018

Year 5 Rainforest Experience

Year 5 were very fortunate to meet Dave Shaw last week. Dave is an intrepid ‘Rainforest Explorer’ who has visited…

Year 3 Press Conference!
March 9, 2018

Year 3 Press Conference!

This week Year 3 became a bustling Press Conference!  A plethora of reporters from across Year 3 had the opportunity to…