Dear Neptune Class,
I hope you are well and staying safe at home. Mrs Parsons and I are missing you all very much.
I hope you have been enjoying the work on the website. It’s very odd that we aren’t all together to do it, but I hope you have been showing your family how hard working you are.
I know lots of you have been busy from the photos you have sent me. Thank you for sending them – they have made me smile. During the Easter holidays, you can send me an email to share what you get up to. It would be lovely to hear from all of you! If you do email, I will do my best to reply. The email address is
After the Easter holidays, we are going to start a new learning experience with the whole school. The teachers have been working very hard and I think you are going to thoroughly enjoy it.
Well done to those of you who sent an Easter bonnet photo – they are very impressive!
Have a lovely Easter and stay safe. Don’t forget to email me about what you get up to!
Love Miss Shaw x
Helpful Curriculum Websites for Parents
Welcome to Neptune Class - Please see below the activities for you to do at home.
English - Writing
Children can do additional spelling and grammar work on the Planet Teach website.
Their passwords are inside their Reading Records.
Go to planetteach.co.uk - type this into the browser without (www) as it is not yet nationally available.
The children know their way around the site from using it in school.
Spellings for Year Two:
Please learn these spellings: December, child, where, twice, eye, face.
Reading for the week beginning 30/3/20
Week beginning 30th March - Year 2 Maths work
Wincanton Book Challenge 2020
Mrs Carswell's Alphabet Challenge
Children can also practice their times tables using the Times Tables Rockstars app or website. Their passwords are inside their reading records.
Blue Peter badge Challenge
Year 2 Powerpoint presentation
READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS
Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers. This will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.
Welcome to Neptune Class!
The adults that work in this class are Miss Shaw and Mrs Parsons.
Our PE days this term are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that the children have all of the correct kit in school, both for outdoor and indoor PE. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings must be covered with tape, or removed on PE days.
On a Friday, children will be given spellings to learn in an orange Spellings Book which they are expected to practise at home in the front of the book, writing each word in a sentence to show they understand the context in which to use it. These will be tested each Thursday in the back of the book so that the results can be shared at home. There is a document on this page that will provide support with a range of strategies that could be used at home to help with spellings.
Maths homework is given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns or questions.
Our learning experience this half term is called Into the Unknown
In this learning experience, the children will discover the location of many countries in our world, and contrast cultures and environments. They will begin to learn about the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements and compare aspects of their lives. Geographically children will continue to build on prior knowledge naming and comparing different parts of the world and understanding changes over time.
Tuesday 3rd March 2020. Following on from work on Marco Polo, children are invited to wear red to celebrate all things Chinese and take part in a creative day at school. Our classrooms will be transported to Asia!
We will celebrate what we have achieved this half term in music by sharing our musical performance with the Year 1 children. This will happen in the last week of term.
Take home task:
Children are asked to create their own fact file about a famous explorer of their choice. This can be in the style of an informative poster, booklet or written report.
Bring to school by: Monday 23rd March 2020
How you can support your child at home:
- Reading every day – a vital part of our partnership! Please make sure you sign their Reading Record!
- Talk about what they are learning at school
- Helping them to learn their x2, x5, x10 multiplication facts
- Completing weekly Maths homework
- Working together to complete half-termly Take Home tasks
- Support your child with spellings each week.
Some of Asteroid Class reading to Neptune Class as part of World Book Day
Photos of Mars and Neptune Class reading their stories of Beegu the Alien to the Reception children, which finishes off their learning experience the Aliens have landed.
Methods to support spellings at home
Previous Learning Experiences / Class photos.
Mars and Neptune classes have been learning about the Jewish Faith in RE and have been learning about the importance of the TORA.
Neptune Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work