STEM fortnight

6th February 2023
As you are aware STEM fortnight is approaching (6th-17th Feb) and we hope to continue and even go beyond last year's excitement levels and enthusiasm! The pupil feedback was amazing from 2022, and we hope that 2023 is the same and through the activities and workshops we manage to inspire our children into STEM based interests.

Each class has a packed timetable with events and ambassador visits. We have had a great parental response to be STEM ambassadors and we have tried to allocate parents/ carers to classes where their expertise may be most appropriate due to the topic of focus in that class. Thank you again to all parents and carers who have volunteered to come into school during this time, we really appreciate your support.

If you have not received one already, watch out for a parentmail for your class detailing the events taken place in your child's class. The children are all invited to dress up on the first day, 6th February and Thursday 16th February of STEM, to start and end it with a bang. These costumes may reflect their class theme or be STEM based. On the days in between they may wear accessories, but their core uniform should be school uniform.

We are going to hold an 'Open Afternoon' from 1.45pm - 2.45pm on Thursday 16th February for parents in reception, year 2, year 3 and year 4.  Parents and Carers are invited to come into school via the main entrance. You are then welcome to walk around each class and see what they have been learning. During the open day the children will be STEM experts and they will explain what they have learnt and done over the fortnight. Mrs Dobson has very kindly organised teas and coffees which will be set up in the hall. We would kindly ask that you make your way out of school at 2.45pm in time for normal dismissal at 3pm at your child's classroom door.

Year 1

In PSHE, Year 1 are going to be looking at the Global Goals. In 2015, The Global Goals were agreed by world leaders in the hope to create a more sustainable planet. With our STEM project being all about life under the sea, we thought it was a perfect time to do some work on goal number 14, life below water! With this being said, we would love to help the WWF by adopting a sea turtle, which would cost around £36. Not only are we wanting to show the children how we can support and attempt to save the wonderful creatures on our planet we would also like to teach them about courageous advocacy and how their seemingly small actions can lead to such a huge global impact.

Year 1 will be preparing some treats to sell at our STEM open afternoon on Friday 17th February to help us in fundraising the money to adopt a sea turtle. These will be available in class for a small cost.

Please note, year 1 STEM open afternoon has changed due to unforeseen circumstances. Friday 17th February is for year 1 parents/carers only, please come to the school office for 2.15pm, thank you.


With regards to the information sent out for STEM fortnight, there has been some changes to nursery class plans.

If your child would like to come dressed with a T-shirt/hat/badge with regards to our topic of dinosaurs on Monday 6th February and Thursday 16th February they are more than welcome.

Throughout STEM fortnight nursery children will be making dinosaur masks and hats and wearing costumes in class, please do not feel you have to go out and buy any new items regarding dinosaurs.

On Thursday 16th February for the Open Afternoon, this does not apply to nursery parents.

Thank you for your support.