Gosh, I can’t believe it is nearly half term already!

This week it is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) week at Priory and although in Neptune Class we work across all areas of the curriculum every week, this week we will be focussing especially on these key areas.

We will be reading the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and linking this to lots of investigations about everyday materials.

The children will sort objects according to what they are made of and their properties. We will also be carrying out investigations to find which materials are most suitable to make an umbrella for Ted and a boat for Max.

In maths this week we will be exploring 3D shapes through carrying out lots of practical activities and games.

Additionally, we will be learning a song with actions about how to cross the road safely to support and teach our children to become road safety aware.

For homework this week, please can the Reception children practice the sounds and letter formations of the sounds dated 15.10.18 in their green books. In addition, over the course of half term please could you upload a picture onto Tapestry of your child doing something they enjoy and write a short description about it?  Please can the Year 1 children learn this week’s spellings, which will be sent home with them today? The Y1's will now have a spelling test every Monday, so please support your children with learning their weekly spellings.

Additionally, please can I remind you the importance of listening to your child read daily. It really does make a tremendous difference.

Finally please remember, if you are interested in attending a Read Write Inc (phonics) workshop could you let me know ASAP if a morning or afternoon session would be most suitable for you? I aim to run this workshop in the second week back after half term and would love to see as many of you there as possible.