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Welcome to Neptune Class!


Welcome back.


We hope you had a lovely summer and we look forward to getting settled into year 2!

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


Our Learning Experience this term is called I'll Huff and I'll Puff


Hook: Monday 13th November the children will be invited to come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character. 


Take Home Task choose from two. 

1. To design their own fairy tale front cover with an idea for their own story and to write blurb, telling others about it. 

2. To create a detailed map for The Three Little Pigs, showing the three houses and the path that the wolf took. 

Please bring into school by Monday 4th December 


Week 1

This week the children will enjoy reading and responding to the traditional tale of the Three Little Pigs. They will focus on the central characters and the use of conjunctions when writing sentences. They will also start to look at their own town, it’s location within the UK and how it has grown rapidly in the last 40 years.

In Computing, the children will begin to recognise and use directional language and experiment using Bebots. Within Maths this week, we will be adding and subtracting two-digit numbers using knowledge of partitioning tens and ones.


Week 2

Following on from the previous week the children will begin immersing themselves in the story of the Three Little Pigs, thinking carefully about the actions of the pigs and the wolf. They will talk about the materials the pigs used to build their houses and consider whether the materials were suitable and fit for purpose. They will work independently to feel and describe the properties of materials and think about their uses. Finally, within Maths this week the children will begin to explore measuring and comparing lengths using cm.


Week 3

The children will continue their work on the Three Little Pigs and begin to look at the character of the wolf - did he really mean to blow down the houses or was it just an accident? By looking at the materials the pigs used to construct their houses the children will investigate what kind of objects can be made from different materials and discover how shapes of solid objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Throughout Maths, we will continue with measure, looking at weight and comparing a variety of materials using g and kg.


Week 4 & 5

During literacy lessons the children will read the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. They will be learning to identify and recognise verbs and adverbs used in both the present and past tense, they will use the past tense to write a diary extract as Jack, describing all that he has encountered at the top of the beanstalk. Using maps of Wincanton the children will begin to describe and name locations using compass point directions. In Maths this week, the children will be collecting and interpreting data, then constructing simple pictograms and block graphs.


Week 6 & 7

In the final weeks of the learning experience the children will review the use of tenses and accurate sentence structure. Using this knowledge the children will write an informative leaflet for the wolf detailing all the properties of different types of materials. We will explore multiplication and division in Maths. The children will embed their multiplication number facts, as well as learning that they can be done in any order (commutative).



Our PE days this term will be a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure you have a full PE kits in school. 


Mrs Goodinge



Open morning for new reception children starting Sept 2018 is Saturday 18th November 10am -12pm