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Seahorse Weekly news 13th July
We really enjoyed our special alfresco end of year picnic lunch in the playground this week. We chatted, sang and danced with our friends.
Just a reminder that we will be collecting in all class books, reading books and home-school reading record books on Monday. The local libraries run a brilliant summer reading challenge which is free to enter and the children earn rewards for the number of books they read. It is well worth taking part and helps the children continue to improve their reading skills throughout the holiday.
Look out for a holiday home work pack which will be in the children’s book bags on Monday.
We can’t believe we only have one more busy week left at school! We are looking forward to next week’s beach visit along with lots of other exciting end of term events.
Seahorse weekly news 6th July
It was lovely to see so many of you on Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed looking around the classroom and seeing the children’s work. Thank you for all your kind and positive comments; we have really appreciated your support this year.
During the week we have been as busy as ever, working and playing co-operatively together. We continue to enjoy our gymnastics lessons. The children had the opportunity to visit their Year One class on Thursday and behaved beautifully. We are planning to write to the Pufferfish teachers describing ourselves and telling them all about our family and interests.
If you are able to help on our end of year beach visit (Wednesday 18th) there is a sign-up sheet on the classroom window.
Have another lovely weekend in the sunshine and we really hope you all enjoy your end of year Seahorse Class party.
Stop. Look. Listen. Think.
This week in Seahorse Class we welcomed a visit from the road safety team. They came in and taught us about the importance of being safe when out and about near roads and traffic. We learned some really important information such as the key phrase of stop, look, listen and think when near a road. We were also told that we must always stop and wait for the green man at pedestrian crossings; even when the green man appears we must check both ways first before crossing. We talked about wearing bright and colourful clothing so that we can be seen easily and holding an adults hand or onto the side of the buggy. The children really enjoyed the lesson and had opportunities to practise these key skills when crossing the road through role play.
Also don’t forget it is Open Evening next Monday. This is an opportunity for you to come and visit your child’s classroom and the class they will be in next year.
Thank you for all your lovely comments this week.
Have a lovely weekend.
Seahorse weekly news 21.6.18
This week we have been busy writing about and painting pictures of our favourite characters from the Gruffalo story. During maths we have also been practising 1more and 1 less than numbers up to 20 and carrying out practical activities that involve sharing objects between our ‘Gruffalo’ characters to see how many each character would have.
This week we have also welcomed our new intake children and their parents in to look around the school and our classrooms.
We hope you have a lovely long weekend in the sunshine.
Seahorse weekly news 15.6.18
Wow what another busy week we have had in Seahorse Class.
This week we have continued doing work related to our current topic of The Gruffalo. The children have been working on writing descriptive words and phrases for the character. The children have been hard at work in their phonics groups going over different digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words. We are focusing on using these spelt correctly within our writing. We are really proud of the children and can see great improvements within their work.
In Maths this week we have covered a range of topics related to numbers. We are currently revising ordering numbers to 20, saying 1 more/1 less to 20, and adding and subtracting single digit numbers up to 20.
We also welcomed another group of pre-schoolers this week. All of our children were very well behaved and did a wonderful job including the younger children in their free flow activities; helping them to feel really comfortable and relaxed about being at a new school.
Finally we ended the week with a bang! We had a great time with Sports Day. All of the children did a superb job in all of the races today. We are really proud of the children for being so well behaved and for cheering each other on in the different activities that took place. We also wanted to say a huge thank you to all the parents, families and friends for coming to support us. After Sports Day we were treated to Mrs Matthews’ Gruffalo crumble- it was delicious and some children asked for seconds and even thirds!!
Have a great weekend!
Seahorse weekly news 8.6.18
I am pleased to report that over half term our cocoons hatched and Mrs Fulcher was able to release the butterflies into her garden. She filmed the release and took some photos that the children have seen.
It has been a fun filled week. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Gruffalo Trail on Tuesday where we took part in lots of different activities including hide and seek, building mouse homes and making Gruffalo crumble. We are looking forward to enjoying Mrs Matthew’s version of Gruffalo crumble for snack one day next week! Thank you to all the adults who helped us.
We welcomed more pre-school children into school on Wednesday, showing them all the different activities they will be able to take part in when they start school next year.
On Friday we ended our week by watching a visiting theatre production of Robin Hood.
Seahorse Class news 25.5.18
What a busy week we have had, what with our concert and some special visitors in school! We are very proud of how the children welcomed our visitors, they behaved impeccably and their enthusiasm, independence and positive attitude to learning was really evident.
This week we have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine building dens, making music, washing our dolls and their clothes, planting seeds as well as continuing to write our caterpillar diaries and make up number sentences with the large Numicon pieces.
Our caterpillars have now turned into cocoons and I will take them home and bring them back after half term- I wonder what will have happened by then?
I am sure you will agree the children performed their concert amazingly this morning, thank you to everyone who came to support.
Have a lovely half term.
Seahorse Class News 18th May
Rehearsals for our assembly are in full swing, we have been practising in the hall with Coral Class and Starfish Class. We hope you will be able to come and see it on the 25th of May (9:30am).
We visited the Book Fair on Tuesday. It was held in the outdoor classroom and we enjoyed looking at the books.
Our caterpillars are changing every day and we even have some cocoons, so we are very excited to see what happens next. We have been busy thinking of sentences to write in our “caterpillar diaries”.
It was exciting to wear red, white and bl ue in preparation for the Royal Wedding. We spent the morning decorating biscuits, making crowns and castles and designing what we think the wedding cake will look like. We teamed up with Year 3 on Friday afternoon in honour of the celebrations.
Have a good weekend.
Seahorse Class weekly news 11.5.18
We have been continuing with our mini beast theme this week. For’ outdoor learning’ went on a bug hunt around the school garden and found lots of mini beasts that we could name and describe.
Our class caterpillars have continued to eat and eat and are growing very big. We all tried very hard to use our phonic knowledge to write this week’s entry in our caterpillar diaries.
We have had great fun programing the ‘bee-bots’ to move in different directions.
On Wednesday we welcomed some more pre-school children to our class to share our ‘free-flow’ time and enjoy snack with us. We sang them some of our mini beast songs and we think they were impressed!
Seahorse weekly news 4.5.18
We received a very special parcel in the post this week. Mrs Middleton delivered it from the office for us as it was labelled URGENT! We used all our senses to try and work out what was inside! It was a small, light package that did not smell, so we decided it was not a cake to have as a snack! When we opened it we were very excited to find 2 pots of very tiny caterpillars. We are going to look after them carefully and hopefully we will be able to watch them grow and maybe even change into butterflies.
We have continued to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s this week as well as working out how to double numbers.
We have enjoyed lots of mini beast stories and are busy learning our mini beast songs to perform at our special assembly on 25th May.
On Friday we thought about our ‘growth mindset’ again, remembering that it’s ok to make mistakes because this is how we learn and that if we can’t do something at first we always give it a try and keep practising. We learnt a special dance for ‘Star Wars ‘ Day.
Have a lovely long weekend.
Seahorse class weekly news 26.4.18
We have enjoyed continuing with our work on mini beasts this week, painting and printing pictures, learning mini beast songs and going on mini beast hunts outside.
We have also been practising counting in 2’s and 10’s and have been learning about doubling numbers using the spots on ladybird wings.
On Wednesday we welcomed some of those children who will be starting with us in September. We enjoyed playing with them, showing them round our classroom and outside areas and telling them all about the things we do at ‘big’ school.
Seahorse Class weekly news 20.4.18
We have had a busy week this week. We talked about our school values (Please see the Learning to learn page on the school website), what to do if someone upsets or hurts us at school, and setting our new targets for what we want to be better at this term.
We also had a visit from ‘Snakes Alive’ and we learnt all about scorpions, cockroaches, giant snails, spiders and we even got to hold a snake!
Our trip to the beach was great fun. We took part in lots of challenges including beach art, races and scavenger hunts. We all worked well in our teams. Thank you to all the parents who helped us.
We have also enjoyed looking at all the children’s mini beast home learning challenges. Their work is amazing- thank you.
A quick reminder- if it remains hot and sunny next week please send your child to school with a sun hat and we advise that you apply a long lasting sun cream before they come to school.
Have a nice weekend.
Seahorse Weekly news 29.3.18
This week we have been busy with Easter activities: adding up and taking away eggs, making Easter cards and chocolate nests. Today we have enjoyed our Easter Hat Parade. All the children looked fabulous in their Easter hats. We have had a super term and now look forward to next term and hopefully some warmer weather! We will enjoy looking at all your mini beast home learning activities and hope that you have a super Easter holiday.
Seahorse class news 23.3.18
We have had a very active week this week! We walked a mile for Sports Relief on Tuesday dressed in our sports clothes and then on Thursday we had a great trip on the train to the library in Southend and then on to East Beach common in Shoeburyness. The ladies in the library made us feel very welcome and the children enjoyed listening to the story and looking at all the books.
This week we have also been doing activities linked to the Gingerbread Man story. The children enjoyed decorating gingerbread biscuits for snack, acting out the story and solving the problem of getting the gingerbread man across the river without him getting wet. They devised lots of solutions including cranes, bridges and even a wetsuit!
Thank you to all the mums that helped on our trip- we couldn’t do it without you.
Have a lovely weekend.
Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018
Thank you to all of you who were able to come to our Mother’s Day tea last week, we hope you enjoyed it.
This week we have continued to take part in lots of activities linked to our traditional tales theme. We have been focussing on the story of Goldilocks and the three bears and we have turned our ‘home’ corner into the three bears’ cottage, there has been lots of re-enacting of the story!! We have also enjoyed writing our own ‘three bears’ stories.
We have been investigating capacity in our water play.
We had some great co-operative play during free-flow on Wednesday and we finished the week with a very sunny P.E. session on the astro turf and in the Active Zone. We practised our hopping, jumping and ball and hoop skills and impressed the teachers with how well we changed into our PE kits!
Have a great weekend.
Seahorse Class News 9th March 2018
It’s great to be back at school after our unexpected snow days, we hope you had lots of fun!
This week we have been very busy continuing with our retelling, reading, writing, sequencing and acting out of traditional tales. We have been focusing on the Three Little Pigs. The children have enjoyed performing their stories to their friends.
The children all looked fantastic in their wonderful World Book Day costumes on Thursday, thank you for helping them take part and encouraging their love of reading.
We have also been working on our number bonds to 10 using the numicon to find our partners.
Have a good weekend.
Seahorse Class weekly news 23.2.18
To start off our topic on ‘Traditional Stories’ we had an amazing visit from Outloud Productions. They performed two stories- The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks. The children enjoyed watching the live theatre performances.
This week we have also been actors and artists ourselves, retelling traditional stories that we know and painting pictures of some of our favourite characters.
Seahorse weekly news 2.2.18
Yet another exciting week in Seahorse Class. This week saw the end of our ‘Frozen’ topic. We went to the shops to buy fruit to go into the ice lollies we made. They were delicious! We also decorated special cupcakes with blue icing and sparkles to enjoy at our ‘Ball’. Thursday saw us dress up in all our finery and dance and sing the afternoon away. The children had some amazing dance moves, I think many have been watching ‘Strictly’! It was great fun.
Friday saw us welcome our parents in to share maths activities. Thank you all for your support, the sessions were very enjoyable and I hope the children amazed you with their maths skills.
Have a lovely weekend- next week we will be thinking about Chinese New Year and tasting lots of different Chinese food for snack.
We have been continuing our work on cold places this week. We have talked about what we should wear if the weather is very cold and have made some collages of animals that live in cold countries using our monoprinting as a background. We really enjoyed our Winter walk to the Library Gardens and the beach and we practised our writing of ‘one armed robot’ letters in the sand. Thank you to all the mums who helped us. We have also continued to enjoy sport with the ASSA coaches, we are continuing to practise finding spaces and following instructions. We have practised our addition and subtraction skills using our winter clothes.
Seahorse weekly news 19.1.18
Yet another busy week in Seahorse Class! We have been learning about cold countries and the animals that live there and the children have done some fabulous drawings and writing about the animals. We have also been ‘monoprinting’ to make a background for the winter collages we will be making over the next few weeks.
The children have enjoyed being scientists and carrying out experiments to see what happens to ice when it is left in different places around the school.
We also enjoyed our PE lesson with the ASSA sports coaches on Monday. We learnt all about warming up, cooling down and following insructions- it was great fun.
We are looking forward to our beach trip/Winter walk next Tuesday.
Have a lovely weekend.
Seahorse class weekly news 12.1.18
This week in Seahorse Class we have been thinking about our new topic of ‘Frozen’. We have investigated ice, thinking about how it feels and what happens to it when it warms up! We have also talked about cold colours, how they make us feel and investigated mixing colours.
We have also had fun outside working together building homes and balance courses.
In class we have practised our cvc words and used the magnetic letters to make the words.
Next week ASSA will be starting to help us with our PE so please make sure your child has their PE bag in school by Monday. Thank you.
Weekly News Seahorse Class 5.1.18
Happy New Year!
We have enjoyed looking at the children’s Winter homework. They have obviously worked very hard. Don’t worry if you haven’t had the chance to complete the activities we will be happy to see the creations next week.
Seahorse Weekly news 20.12.17
It has been a very festive week in Seahorse Class. We enjoyed the panto- Robin Hood on Monday (oh no we didn’t, oh yes we did!) and had fun at our Christmas party on Tuesday. On Wednesday we entertained our grown-ups with Christmas songs, we hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for our gifts and kind messages it was very thoughtful of you. We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. See you in 2018!
Seahorse weekly news 15.12.17
We thoroughly enjoyed performing for you in our Christmas concert and I am sure you will agree the children were magnificent. We also celebrated with music and crackers during our Xmas dinner.
The children look fab in a wide array of Christmas jumpers and we had great fun with AJ the entertainer, if a little loud!!
Have a super weekend and we look forward to seeing you at our Christmas sing-a-long on Wednesday morning (all siblings welcome).
Seahorse Weekly news 8.12.17
Well the weeks are flying past as we head towards Christmas. (17 sleeps to go!)
We all thoroughly enjoyed Christmas decorations morning on Monday- thank you to all the parents who were able to join us, our classroom looks very festive and sparkly now. We hope you had as much fun as we did.
We have also had our dress rehearsal for our Nativity next week. The children all sang beautifully and we are looking forward to performing for you next Monday (11th).
We have had lots of discussions about what we would like Santa to bring us and are busy writing our Christmas lists in school using our phonic knowledge.
Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017
We have had yet another busy week in Seahorse class. As the weather has turned really chilly we decided it was a perfect time to make some lovely, warming soup. On Monday afternoon some of us went to the greengrocers to buy our ingredients. The greengrocer was very nice and also let us choose our favourite piece of fruit or veg to take home. On Wednesday we all helped to chop and peel the vegetables before cooking our soup. Today we have had the soup for our snack along with some crusty bread. Most of the children said it was delicious and quite a few children had second helpings!
We are continuing to rehearse for our Christmas concert and have been doing some great singing. We hope you will be able to join us next Monday morning to make Christmas decorations.
Have a lovely weekend.
Seahorse Weekly news 24th Nov
This week we have continued with our ‘Talk Bags’. Some children took the bags home over the weekend, filled them with important things and then brought them back to school. The children then had a chance to tell their friends about their special items and answer questions from the o
We have also continued to explore, create and learn during free-flow time.
We are continuing to enjoy our swimming lessons and this week some of us were able to pick things up from the bottom of the pool.
We have also been busy rehearsing for our Christmas concert. There has been some very enthusiastic singing!
We have also prepared some salt dough shapes, ready to decorate on Christmas decorations morning (4th Dec). We look forward to welcoming you to our classroom.
As the weather gets colder please can we ask that you help your child learn to put their coat on and do it up independently, thank you.
Seahorse weekly news 17.11.17
This week we have been caring for Jigsaw Jenny as she has not been feeling well! We have thought of what we might do to make her better and made her get well cards. We have also talked about what makes a good friend and how we speak to our class mates (as it is anti-bullying week).
We have been very creative in our outdoor play- making pirate ships to walk the plank, spaceships and adding up with beanbags in buckets.
We also visited the book fayre in the outdoor classroom and looked at the lovely books on offer.
We enjoyed Children in Need day: wearing spotty clothes, making spotty pictures, decorating biscuits and doing spotty maths. We also designed and made a coin picture. (Thank you to everyone who donated coins).
Seahorse weekly news 10.11.17
This week we have had fun making firework pictures, thinking of words to describe the fireworks we have seen and heard and then using our phonics to try and write the words to decorate our pictures.
We have also been practising positional language, playing Simon says.. and finding places in the playground for specific positional words eg under, next to, over, on top of.
On Friday we joined with the whole school on the Key Stage 2 playground for a minutes silence to mark Remembrance Day.
Seahorse weekly news 3.11.17
Thank you to everyone who completed some of our autumn home learning challenges, we have really enjoyed looking at all the children’s creations. This week we have had the opportunity to look at the fire engine that visited the Year 1 children and we also had a visit from Pudsey Bear, although not all of us wanted to have our photo taken with him!
We had our first school swimming lesson which the children enjoyed. They all behaved beautifully and tried hard to change independently. Thank you to all the mums that came to help- we couldn’t do it without you!
The children have also all been shape detectives this week and have enjoyed looking for different shapes both in the school building and around the grounds.
Reminder: it is parent consultations on Monday- I look forward to meeting you all then and sharing your children’s achievements with you.
Have a lovely weekend
Seahorse weekly news 20th October
We enjoyed our Autumn walk to the library gardens this week, we were very lucky with the weather and the children were able to spot many of the items on our Autumn check list. We have also met with our Year 6 reading buddies to share books. We enjoyed listening to them read us stories
We hope you enjoy carrying out some of our Autumnhomework activities and we look forward to seeing your creations. Have a lovely half-term holiday.
Seahorse news 13.10.17
We have had yet another busy week! We have had fun outside practising our skipping, jumping, hopping and balancing skills. We have enjoyed water play- investigating capacity and floating and sinking, being construction workers and designing models and making music using the boomwhackers !
We are continuing with our Autumn themed work including counting conkers and matching the correct numeral and Numicon number tile. Some of us also practised adding up and taking away. We are looking forward to our Autumn walk to the Library Gardens next Tuesday.
Thank you to those of you that came to our phonics workshop we hope you found it interesting and beneficial. If you wish to look at the power point again you can find it on the school website >about us>curriculum>reception.
Have a super weekend.
Seahorse weekly news 2nd October - 6th October 2017
This week we have enjoyed story writing. Our teachers have scribed for us and we have written the sounds or words we know. All our friends have enjoyed listening to the stories- we feel very proud authors! We also pretended to be waiters and waitresses using our clip boards to take orders.
We have also enjoyed spending time outside playing games with the parachute and on the astro.
On Friday, we joined the rest of the school to take part in our first celebration assembly. The children listened really well.
Thank you to everyone who donated items for our harvest collection.
Don’t forget our phonics workshop on Tuesday 10th October at 9:15 am in the lower school hall. Please do try to come along to find out how we teach phonics in school and hopefully gain some tips for helping your child at home!
We hope you have a good weekend!
Seahorse weekly news 25-29th September 2017
During their first full week at school the children have enjoyed exploring the outside areas and other Foundation Stage classrooms during ‘free-flow’.
We have been thinking about Autumn, thank you to all those children who brought items in for our discovery tray- there is still time! We have been leaf printing with Autumn colours and using the magnifying glasses to explore all our special finds.
We have also had a chance to paint self-portraits, looking in the mirror to check our eye and hair colour! We will be making frames to mount them in!
We have also enjoyed our snack-times!!
Thank you for supporting your child with their reading and we hope you can attend our reading and phonics workshop.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
The children have had a great week this week. We have been busy drawing our families, exploring our outside areas and the resources in the classroom. We have enjoyed music and working on the computers in the ICT suite.
The children have impressed us with the way they have been coming into class independently in the mornings and with how quickly they have become familiar with the lunchtime routines.
Next week, we plan to set up an autumn interest table with conkers, leaves, pine cones etc. We would love to add any autumn ‘finds’ you may come across at the weekend.
The children have settled in very well this week. They have had fun making new friends and exploring all the activities available both inside and outside the classroom. We have talked about school routines.
Your child has a pack of information in their book bags today and we look forward to working with you and your child this year. Have a lovely weekend.
Love from Seahorse Class team