We hope you had a lovely break and are now well rested and ready to learn!
Neptune Class is year 6, the class teacher is Mrs Lupton and the teaching assistant is Miss Grayston. On this page, we will update you with the topics being covered, pictures we take and work being completed so do keep checking back!
We have lots of exciting trips coming up throughout the year including Quarry bank Mill, Blackpool Zoo, The Beatles museum, the beach and our residential to LONDON! So keep a look out for the pictures on here!
In Neptune class, PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure your PE kit and pumps are in school and during winter months, a tracksuit can be worn.
We ask that you please try and read every night and keep practising those times tables. There are dojos available every day!
When homework is completed, dojos and a raffle ticket will be awarded with the chance at a termly prize!
Our weekly visit to the library is on a Friday so don’t forget to bring your book in to change or renew.
If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Mrs Hannah Lupton and Miss Danielle Grayston
Our classroom and us…
In Neptune class…
Below, are some ‘wordles’ we created using a ‘wordle’ App on our IPads during our PSHE lesson about the values we have.
As part of our ‘At the Seaside…’ topic, we looked at the human and physical effects on the beach and took a trip to the Beach School at Lytham. It was very cold and windy but we had a great time playing games to learn about sea defences and then trying to build our own, eating dinner in the sand dunes, finding out how long items take to recycle and taking part in a beach clean up!
When finding out about Victorian life we looked at Queen Victoria and her reign, crime and punishment, methods of travel including the railway and the life of a child in the Victorian era. In art, we used the artist Lowry for inspiration and during English, we studied child labour through the novel ‘Street Child’. We wrote diary entries in the role of Jim Jarvis and discussion pieces about whether he should have run from the workhouse or not. Furthermore, we visited Quarry Bank Mill to find out more about the conditions children worked and lived in during the Victorian era. We also lived in the apprentice house for a few hours, had a very Victorian lesson, went to see a Victorian doctor and (almost!) tried some Victorian delicacies…
Here is some of our fantastic work from the seaside and Victorian topic!
Neptune class enjoyed a week of activities for our Globetrotters week. We studied different countries in Asia, finding out where they are located in the world using atlases, what their capital cities are, what their climates and landscapes are like, how their culture is different, places of interest and lots of other facts. We also took part in workshops in Diwali lamp painting, playing Asian instruments and Chinese Dragon dancing!
We’re going to the zoo… zoo…zoo ….!
As part of our ‘Wild Things’ topic, we went for a master class workshop at Blackpool Zoo and studied evolution and adaptation of animals. We created projects about our chosen animal, used camouflage techniques in art as well as drawing our animals in detail. In English, we wrote letters to persuade the zoo to either keep or release the animals and after studying the short version of ‘The Jungle Book’ we wrote our own versions.
Can you spot the animals in our camouflage artwork?
This week, year 6 braved the weather and completed the ‘Bikeability’ course. Every child passed their level one and two and supported each other brilliantly- even with very cold hands!