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Welcome to Neptune Class!

 

Welcome back.

 

The teacher in Neptune class is Mrs Goodinge and Mrs Parsons is the helper. 

 

Our Learning Experience this term is called That's the way to do it!

 

Hook: Monday 18th June- Beach Games

A morning of traditional seaside games followed by a creative beach task in the afternoon.

 

Monday 9th July- Trip to Weymouth Beach.

Please see separate trip letter for details and timings of the day. Children will return to school at the later time of 4:00.

 

Take home task:

Either plan and label a design for a new beach accessory on paper or make a miniature beach in a shoebox.

See example on: http://www.education.com/activity/article/Mini_Beach/

Bring to school by: Friday 15th July

 

Week 1 – This week is Zambia week. Following on from the children’s work on pollution in the United Kingdom, the focus will be to compare and contrast the pollution in Zambia. The children will consider recycling and plastic pollution in Mufulira, as well as considering the impact that Mopani Mine has on the local area.

 

Week 2- This week the children will begin a unit of work based on the story “That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown.” They will read, respond and make predictions, working in small teams to present their thoughts and ideas. In Geography children will learn about the four seasons and how the weather changes. They will look at how the British beach holiday began and how they have changed overtime.

 

Week 3 and 4 -Continuing the focus on weather, the children will create their own weather maps and give weather forecasts using the recognised symbols. Our History focus this week will be exploring the features of a Victorian seaside holiday. The children will be using old photographs and online research to collate information. Following on from Emily Brown’s favourite rabbit, the children will plan and write their own adventure story, using adjectives, noun phrases and interesting adjectives. The children will identify hot and cold countries of the world and look at the contrasting climates, within the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

 

Week 5- This week, the children will continue to explore weather and the adverse effects of extreme weather. They will study recent and local case studies. Reading poems the children will be encouraged to recognise patterns of language used, discussing their favourite words and phrases used before creating their own beach poem.

 

Week 6 and 7- Drawing upon all their knowledge of seaside holidays through the ages, the children will be responding to comprehension questions, based on factual retrieval and inference questions. They will consider how holidays have changed over time and consolidate work on weather.

 

Maths –

Within Maths, we will be looking at position and direction. Children will learn to describe the position and movement of objects in relation to one another. In the later part of the half term we will be revisiting previous learning objectives and deepening our breadth of understanding through problem solving and reasoning activities.

 

How to help your child at home:

 

  • Read every day, asking questions and making predictions based on what is being said and done.
  • Learning weekly spellings for a class quiz on Wednesday morning.
  • Encourage your child to read a wide variety of texts – stories, non-fiction books, poems, signs around your home, leaflets and posters.
  • Learn by heart multiplication facts – x2, x3, x5 and x10
  • Practice telling the time, to half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour.
  • Counting money, find totals and the change needed when shopping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception class will have their sports day on Friday 13th at 9.30. Please sign in at the gate to the grass patch.
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