Welcome to Neptune Class!
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.
Our learning experience this half term is called All Ablaze.
Rationale: During this Learning Experience, the children will be told the story of the Great Fire of London. They will find out how the fire started, where it spread to, how much of London was affected and how the fire ended. They will also find out about Pepys’ experience of the fire and consider how different people might have been feeling which they will explore through their writing. Science will focus on the uses of everyday materials, building on the knowledge gained in Year 1. This will involve exploring the properties and suitability for purpose as they initially consider for themselves how to rebuild Pudding Lane, and then test how the shape of an object can change.
On Wednesday 6th November, the children will be given a range of materials with which to investigate and discuss the properties.
They will be given the task to rebuild Pudding Lane which will begin to make them think about why the fire spread so quickly. They will also need to use their science knowledge of the materials to help them in the construction. This will be a normal uniform day.
Outcome: To meet a visitor from 1666 and share their rebuilt version of Pudding Lane, as well as their recounts of the Great Fire of London. We hope to also meet our local Fire Brigade and use their knowledge of the fire to ask questions about fire safety in 2019.
Take home task: Keep a diary for a week of the children’s choice writing about what they have done on a daily basis and how it made them feel.
Please bring in your completed task by Monday 16th December 2019.
How you can support your child at home: