Last week we had an amazing time learning all about the Chinese New Year. Please pop in and meet Harry our Dragon – the children are extremely proud of him! Everyone worked very hard to create him and he inspired some fantastic descriptive writing from our Y1s.

For STEM week in Neptune Class our topic is ‘Animals including Humans’. We will be learning about the parts of the human body and carrying out practical investigations involving our senses. We will also be learning about different animal groups and looking a similarities and differences between them.

On Thursday we have an animal education officer and some animals visiting us from Crealy. This will be an amazing opportunity for the children to learn about, interact with and handle animals from some of the different animal groups.

In maths we will be continuing our unit on measure. The children will be carrying out practical activities to compare and order objects by their length/height and weight.

For homework this week, please can the Reception children practise, their tricky words and the sounds and letter formations in their green books? Please can the Year 1 children practice their tricky words and learn this week’s spellings, which will be sent home with them today?

Additionally, there are now special house point challenges:

Miss King’s RWI group: use your phonic knowledge to write 3 simple words.

Mrs Harvey’s RWI group: use your phonic knowledge to write a simple sentence.

Y1s: choose 3 of your spelling words and put them into a sentence.

Finally, please can I remind you the importance of listening to your child read daily. It really does make a tremendous difference. It is also vital that the children bring their reading books and reading record books into school daily.

Many thanks for your continued support,