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Mrs James and Mrs Simpson are busy moving 'house' all the way from Venus to Neptune (we wonder whether anyone can tell us how far that is galactically?).

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All the table and chairs are in place, but the walls and cupboards are in the middle of a spring clean (it's amazing what's lurking in there)!  Luckily our own children have willingly (!) come into school with us, to help us to start to get organised ready for September.

As you all know our topic for September is 'Space', so it would be great if the chidlren could come to school armed with space facts.  During the first couple of weeks we will be looking at the 'Space Race' between the USA and the then USSR.  

Maybe you could tell us why this little mongrel dog was sooooooooo important?

Soviet space dog Laika - Stock Image

When the classroom is a little more organised, we will put up some photographs for you!

Enjoy the summer holidays.


Welcome to the Neptune Class page where we will share the fantastic work and exciting experiences that we will be undertaking throughout the year!

Summer Term

The Summer Term has started off really busy.  The children are working hard on extended pieces of writing linked to our topic this term 'Around the World in 80 Days!'

Wow Day!

Wow Day this term focused on Science, Geography, Art and Maths skills.  It started with some simple but amazing experiments to prove that hot air rises, we held a class quiz, decorated lanterns to make our very own hot air balloons and completed the day with some financial planning for holidays around the world with the help of some fabulous visitors from a bank!




In PHSE we have been looking at British Values and what it means to be British.


Spring Term

Since returning from our Christmas break, Neptune class have been busy with our new topic 'Chocolate'.  We have been investigating where chocolate comes from and mapping information to show which countries have the largest chocolate consumption.

We have been looking at the 'Timeline of Chocolate' to understand where the chocolate we know today originated from:

We also looked at how chocolate is made today, from 'Bean to Bar', by retelling the story of the cocoa bean:

Design and Technology has been very exciting this term.  We have been chocolate tasting and assessing different varieties of chocolate to find our favourite:

...and we were lucky enough to have a visit from a real-life 'Willy Wonka' when Mr Hansan, a local chocolate manufacturer, came to visit and set the children the challenge of designing and making their very own chocolate bar.  He will be choosing the best three designs from across the school and making them in his factory!  The children's designs were amazing!

Neptune Class Chocolate Bars

In maths, we have been exploring measures: length, weight, capacity, time and temperature.  We carried out a sorting activity to explore which objects and vocabulary belonged to which group.  We have been using IT to test our measures knowledge and have been estimating, weighing and comparing different types of chocolate - a hard job, but one which did not go unrewarded!


In PHSE this term, we are discussing how we can get along together and what to do if, on occasion, we do fall out. In the 'Spider's Web' activity, the children explored how we are all connected in one way or another, by discovering our common interests.


In art, we have been looking at and imitating the style of illustration adopted by Quentin Blake, the illustrator for the most recent editions of Roald Dahl stories.

World Book Day

The children had a great time celebrating 'World Book Day'!  Our focus this year was 'favourite bedtime stories' so it seemed quite apt that we al came in wearing a PJs accompanied by a favourite bedtime teddy!


Class Assembly

The Children put on a brilliant performance with their class assembly on The Amazing Aztecs!  Thanks again to parents and carers who support by providing costumes and helped with learning lines!


Red Nose Day

Getting into the spirit and doing our bit for Red Nose Day!


Chocolate/Aztec Topic Homework

The children produced some amazing pieces of topic homework; from Aztec Headdress, huge chocolate bars to 'favourite chocolate bar' surveys and fact-finding files and power point presentations!



Autumn Term

Throughout the Autumn term, Neptune Class have been busy learning the school routine as well as getting to know each other.  We have been working hard and produced some excellent work, incorporating our topic theme 'Under the Sea'.  The children produced some amazing dioramas of under the sea scenes!


In maths, we have been recognizing number sequences and the patterns within them then challenging each other to spot patterns within a given number sequence! 





In English we have been focusing on 'Traditional Tales'.  Lessons on the story of 'The Fisherman and his Wife' produced some amazing work from in-depth character descriptions to dramatic 'freeze frame' role play!


In Science, we have been investigating what effect different liquids we drink might have on our teeth.  This led to a very EGGciting EGGperiment where we used egg shells to replace the enamel on our teeth and observed what effect different liquids have on them!

Over the course of the term, the class took part in some exciting activities.  Our class put on a fantastic performance of 'The Great Big Enormous Turnip' at the Harvest Festival in the village church, took part of a whole-school trip to 'The Deep', as part of our 'Under The Sea' topic work and had a very exciting time at the School Halloween Disco!