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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