Neptune (Year 2)

Welcome to the Neptune Class Page

 Autumn 2 2020

Year 2 staggered day is 9.00am – 3.05pm.
Where you have children in more than one year group please bring your child at the earliest time and pick them up at the latest time slot.
Neptune PE day is Friday, so please wear PE kit all day on that day.  This half term we will be doing tag rugby so please send a change of shoes as we will be getting muddy on the field.

Miss Rennolds is the Neptune Class teacher with Mrs Cheshire as the teaching assistant.  Mrs Heron is the HLTA who will cover PPA on a Monday afternoon alongside Mrs Cheshire.

 

Self-Isolating?

Follow the link to the Oak Academy page and complete the daily schedule of lessons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

Tunnels, Towers and Turrets

 

See the castle ahead?  Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim!  Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower…

 

Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower.  Let’s build a new one.. Whose is the tallest?  Can you measure it?

Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals that live underground.

What’s that sound?  I hear little hooves going trip, trap, over the rickety bridge.  Watch out for the angry troll underneath.  He likes to gobble up little girls and boy!  Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us to the other side.

And finally…meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress.  Inside its strong walls they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf!

No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down.

 

Below  are some useful links for our topic.

 

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home-learning-ideas

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book-list

Curriculum Coverage

English: Narrative and Non-Chronological reports
D and T: Making models of towers, bridges and tunnels
Art and Design: Sculpture using natural materials
Computing: Create castles using drawing software
Geography: Amazing structures around the worlds; Towers and Bridges in the local area
History: Castles and castle life; Significant individuals-Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Mathematics: Measures (height)
PE: Tag-rugby (Friday)
PSHE: Celebrating Difference
Science: Living things and their habitats; Use of everyday materials; Working scientifically
RE: Gospel

Useful Websites

Science

Find out about a variety of habitats by following the links below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3sr4wx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsfkd2p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zc42xnb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zxdsvcw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zw2syrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsqnfg8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zy38wmn

Phonics

Follow the link to these phonic games.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=5

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=5

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=5

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-and-bob?phase=5

Maths

Use this link to learn your addition and subtraction facts.  You can also practice your times tables here.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings – At the moment we are not able to send home homework books with spellings in. Therefore new spellings will be put on class dojo on a Friday and your child will be tested on these words the following Friday. Your child will be told how many they achieved in their test and will hopefully remember to tell you!

Times Tables– Later on this half term we will be learning times tables.  The children will be tested on these in class.  We will start with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  The children will learn to chant these (2, 4, 6, 8…), then to recall the facts at random e.g. What is 3 x 2? Finally they will need to use the multiplication facts to derive division facts e.g. if they know 7 x 2 = 14 they will also know that 14÷2=7.  We will let you know when we start this.

Ways in which you can help your child
Reading, reading and more reading! Please encourage your child to read as often as possible. Listen to them and ask questions about the text to develop their understanding. Make sure they understand the meaning of unknown words and enjoy as many different types of books as possible.  It is also important that you read to your child so they can be exposed to a rich vocabulary and hear how books should be read.

Below is a great website with a detailed list of books perfect for this year group.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

 

We are really excited to start a fabulous new topic with you   If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to ask.

Miss Rennolds,  Mrs Cheshire and Mrs Heron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss Rennolds, Mrs Cheshire and Mrs Heron