Year 5 STEM Workshop Newcastle Eagles



23rd  May 2022

Dear Parents/ Carers,


Year 5 STEM Workshop Newcastle Eagles


Year 5M and 5T have been given the opportunity to take part in a STEM basketball roadshow on Friday 27th May at the Vertu Arena on Scotswood Road, home of the Newcastle Eagles.


During the event, the children will rotate across 4 stations, 2 on the court and 2 in the classrooms. All of the subjects will tie in with existing curriculum, and we hope that teaching them in this way through the prism of basketball will be an enlightening experience for them. 


SCIENCE. Forces in basketball. Momentum, friction - ON THE COURT 


TECHNOLOGY. Role of technology within sport - CLASSROOM  


ENGINEERING. Shoe technology. Old school versus new shoes. Why are certain shoes more appropriate than others for basketball? - CLASSROOM


MATHEMATICS. Shot Tracking. Practical sessions with the children shooting and working in pairs to calculate percentages of success - ON COURT 


We will be leaving school at 9:00 so please ensure your child arrives at school prompt and will return in time for their usual lunch routine. Children will be in their red, white and blue clothes for the Jubilee celebrations but can we please ask that children wear acceptable footwear for sport and bring a school jumper to wear whilst out of school.



If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Thew or Mrs McCaffrey.


Yours sincerely,




Mr Thew and Mrs McCaffrey