This week started with a great morning at the beach, seeing who could dig the deepest hole like Fantastic Mr Fox and his family. The weather was lovely and the children really worked well together to achieve some impressive holes. In maths we have been extending our learning in measuring length and weight and also looking at a tangrams and how they fit together, in a variety of ways, during NSPCC Numbers day. We have started a study of the artist Henri Rousseau and began our recreations of his Jungle painting, as we have been learning about a Jungle Biome, along with other biomes in geography this week. We are all very excited for next week when we can complete our exciting stories, which are an alternative version to Fantastic Mr Fox but set in a different biome.
Monday 22nd January - Friday 26th January 2018
This week in Seagull Class has been a hive of activity across lots of subjects.
We have completed our illuminated letters, learnt some new programming skills and worked hard in our PE Lessons. We have also finished reading Fantastic Mr Fox and have now started some exciting class work based on the story.
This week we have been reading Theophane and the Ink Garden and learning about illuminated letters. We have revised how to write instructions and looked at how they use to make dyes. In our art lessons we have started to create our own illuminated letters.
This week we have tried a new approach in class, to work with a learning partner. Each week we will get a new learning partner and will strive to be a great learning partner for each other, encouraging, debating and guiding each day. This week we have really enjoyed the challenge of listening to each other instructions in English and ICT, then debating what was a light source and what reflected in science and finally trying to work out average temperatures across the UK in winter and summer. Our brains truly have been exercised this week and we have all kept on persevering even when we couldn’t do something...yet.
Thursday 4th - Friday 5th January 2018
On our first day back we explored the world of shadows and learnt about shadow puppetry. We worked in groups to create our own scripts, puppets and stage directions. We spent some time rehearsing and then it was show time. Everyone was excited and each group delivered truly memorable performances of their traditional tale. This will now lead us into our science topic on light and shadows, this half term.
Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
This week has seen us celebrating the festive season with a panto and a class party, with the big success being silent bingo!
A big thank you for all the Christmas wishes and gifts I have received and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with fun and laughter with your children. See you all in the New Year for the next chapter in your child’s learning.
Celebrating the end of the Stone Age
28th November 2017
This week we have been continuing our studies about fossils and we have even created our own which we now have on display in Seagull’s Fossil Museum. Hopefully you can see them next week if you can join us for decorations morning on Tuesday 28th November from 9am.
The children have also asked for this link to help them practise their times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button as they have been getting competitive in class with it.
This week in Seagull Class has been very busy as always, making the most of every opportunity. The children showed great thirst for knowledge during our Rock Day and really enjoyed the exhibits. This week we have also talked about how we are all different and that we should celebrate being different, in honour of this we’ve been wearing odd socks all week.
Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2017
This week we have been revising and really trying hard to remember what the names for different types of words are. We have made up actions to help us, maybe at home whilst reading a part of a book, the children could try using some of these actions. Also to help revise what they mean, there is some helpful exercises on BBC Bitesize under KS2 Grammar.
Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October 2017
On Tuesday morning Seagull Class ventured to the beach for a creative poetry writing session. They enjoyed all the many things that were happening around them and wrote some wonderful poems.
Monday 2nd October - 6th October 2017
This week we have been working hard to learn all the steps in our dance routine, for the festival next year. Which now includes our new skill of spotting.
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017
This week we have continued our investigations into magnets and if they attract or repel each other. We have started to think of what we could make involving magnets for our science fair, keep thinking everyone.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
This week we have really worked hard in all area of our studies. We have all written a story based on the book "I'll take you to Mrs Cole" and we have had fun making up funny descriptions to describe our new main character. We can't wait for you to read them at open evening. We have also been busy learning about magnets and starting to think about our Science Fair in October, which we hope to see you at.
This week we continued our exploration of forces and how magnets work.
This week we have spent some time looking and discussing the school values. We thought of times when we have had to use these skills or have experienced them in our school life. The children and myself have settled in well to the new routines and we are all looking forward to the exciting learning experiences planned for the coming term.