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Seahorse Class Weekly News
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
This week we have enjoyed visiting the Book Fair to look at the books available to buy. Thank you to those of you who have supported the school and bought books. We took part in Children in Need day, wearing pyjamas, Pudsey tops and spots. We decorated biscuits to make them look spotty – they were a delicious treat on Friday afternoon. During ICT this week we designed our own Pudsey bear. This week Jigsaw Jenny (who lives in our classroom) had an accident and bumped her head. We had a discussion about what she should do and how we could make her better. We designed get well cards for her and wrote her special messages.
We are busy practising our Xmas songs- yes Christmas is arriving in school!
Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday. Love from the Seahorse Team.
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
This week we have enjoyed thinking about fireworks, rockets and space. We worked together to build rockets inside the classroom and outside during ‘freeflow’. We also had a very special visitor on Friday from a lady who works with the Royal Opera House Arts Mark scheme. She came to our classroom and helped us make large firework pictures. We also enjoyed taking part in our Real PE session this week, imagining we travelled in a rocket to a planet where the only way you could move was by jumping. We practised jumping forwards, backwards and side to side.
We also enjoyed our trip to the beach where we carried out activities involving repeating patterns, number recognition, shape recognition and writing curly caterpillar letters in the sand. We were very well behaved and when we returned to school we observed a minutes silence in respect of those who died in war.
Thank you to those parents who helped us on the beach visit.
Now the weather is turning colder please can the children practise putting on their coast and doing them up independently!
Have a lovely weekend.
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
Welcome back! The children have returned after their week off healthy, happy and enthusiastic to learn. We have been thinking about autumn leaves and have had fun leaf printing with autumn colours and drawing hedgehogs on the computer. Thank you to everyone who has sent in work relating to our half term learning challenge, we have all really enjoyed looking at the variety of work. This week we have focused on our numeracy targets, we have been using the Numicon to make numbers and have tried hard to record our work using the + and = signs. The children have been working so hard on phonics and we are very proud of the progress that they have made. We have been practising our letter formation (c, o, a) and have enjoyed sharing on our holiday news in ‘shared writing’. Please keep reading and practicing your words as much as possible. We are very much looking forward to our beach trip next week. Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely weekend.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
This week we have enjoyed looking at shapes and being shape detectives. We have been on the hunt for shapes around the school and have made shape pictures describing the shapes we have used. We have also been thinking about positional language and have played lots of games to encourage our use of positional vocabulary.
The children have worked really hard this half term and made amazing progress, we can’t believe how quick the time has gone! We hope you have a lovely holiday, don’t forget to keep reading and practising your words and we hope you enjoy doing some of the activities from our Autumn Home Learning Challenge.
Thank you for your continued support
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
This week we joined the rest of the school to celebrate harvest. We were lucky enough to receive a donation of fresh bread to show in assembly and then to enjoy in class- it was delicious and we all enjoyed it. We also learnt a very catchy conkers song.
As the weather has been so lovely this week, we have enjoyed a lot of time outside building with the construction equipment and using the PE equipment and Active Zone apparatus. The children showed their extensive imaginations in their constructions of rockets, trains and obstacle courses.
We have continued to develop our phonics skills, identifying the sounds in words and using our phonics knowledge to build words. Our enthusiasm with numbers is amazing. We count the dinner numbers every day, use the Numicon tiles to make the numbers and show how fast our fingers are in number recognition! This week we have also found partners using the Numicon and the worked out some simple addition.
This week we have also produced hand prints to make a poster for our classroom about kind hands, feet and words.
Thank you to all those parents who sent in harvest donations, it was very much appreciated.
Have a lovely weekend
The Seahorse Team
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
Wow what a busy week we have had! We have been writing ‘shared’ stories and have had great fun performing them to the rest of the class. We have had a huge variety of themes and plots and characters ranging from dinosaurs to princesses and cats!
We also used our measuring skills to make frames for our portraits and the pictures look really colourful on the wall in our classroom. We enjoyed ICT again this week and our mouse skills are progressing well. The children enjoyed eating their special lunch on Thursday alongside their teachers. We also joined the rest of the school for our first Celebration Assembly. The children sat beautifully.
We are hoping to set up an ‘Autumn’ table in class next week and would love the children to bring in any interesting autumnal finds (conkers, pine cones, leaves etc) they might discover at the weekend.
See you next week!
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
We have had a fantastic week in Seahorse Class. The children are really settled and seem to be enjoying school life. They are coping brilliantly with lunch times, making new friends and meeting up with old ones.
We have had fun exploring the decking area and sandpits, painting portraits of our faces, playing games with the parachute and PE equipment and we have even had some time in the computer suite.
Have a lovely weekend
The Seahorse Team
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children in Seahorse Class this week. We have been very impressed by the way the children have managed to come into class with such confidence in the mornings. The children have spent their mornings busily exploring the classroom and making new friends. They have also been learning about our classroom rules and finding out about our classroom routines.
We have all had a chance to play in the Active Zone, Friendship Junction and on the pirate ship and Astro. We have enjoyed a range of activities including riding the bikes and scooters, cutting and sticking, role play and parachute games to name just a few!
Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.
The Seahorse Class Team