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Seahorse Class Weekly News

 

Monday 9th March 2020 – Friday 13th March 2020

 

This week we have continued our  ‘Traditional tales’ topic and enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. The children have practised retelling the story through role play in our home corner. We have been very busy creating Goldilocks art and practised writing simple sentences. In Power Maths this week we have been learning to recognise and describe 3d shapes. On Tuesday the children enjoyed a visit from a local theatre company, watching Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood.  We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

The Seahorse team.

 

                                                  

 

Monday 2nd March 2020 – Friday 6th March 2020

 

This week we have continued with our  ‘Traditional tales’ topic and focused on ‘The Gingerbread Man’. The children have practised retelling the story through role play and created some wonderful art independently. On Thursday our class made and decorated gingerbread men. We also very much enjoyed our World Book day and all the children looked absolutely fantastic! The children were able to talk about why they choose to dress up as a particular character and their favourite book. We hope you have a lovely weekend.

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Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 28th February 2020

 

It’s the start of a new term and this week we have introduced our  ‘Traditional tales’ topic. We have enjoyed learning the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children have practised retelling the story through role play and using puppets. On Monday we made honey or jam sandwiches to go in Little Red Riding Hoods basket for her Grandma. We have also been very busy creating Little Red Riding Hood art and worked hard on becoming more independent writers. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

The Seahorse team.

 

 

                                                            

 

Monday 10th February 2020 – Friday 14th February 2020

 

We have come to the end of our winter wonderland topic and have all enjoyed writing letters to help Olaf find his way back to Arendelle. Despite the weather turning chilly we have continued to investigate ice and it's different states. We had our last ASSA P.E. Session on Monday which gave us the opportunity to combine all the skills we have learnt this term.

Have a lovely half-term. Thank you for supporting the children with their reading and word sheets, please don't forget to read over the holiday.

 

The Seahorse team

 

                                                         

 

Monday 3rd February 2020 – Friday 7th February 2020

 

This week we have worked as a team to build a 3D map to help Olaf find a way back home. We combined lots of different types of materials and equipment to create geographical features. The children have also enjoyed investigating ice and the concepts of freezing and melting.

 

It was lovely to catch up with you all at the parent conferences. We hope that you enjoyed seeing the progress the children have made in their Learning Journeys.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 

The Seahorse Team

 

                                                             

 

Monday 27th January 2020 – Friday 31st January 2020

 

We really enjoyed our winter walk to the beach this week. We kept ourselves warm by doing lots of physical challenges including running, balancing and team relay games. We waddled like penguins, galloped like reindeer and flew like a Snowy owl. Thank you to our lovely parent helpers for braving the cold with us. Just as we were leaving the beach we were amazed to discover a message in bottle. It was from Olaf the snowman who asked for our help in directing him home to Arendelle. We are looking forward to using our problem solving skills to get him back to his friends.

Have a super weekend

The Seahorse team.

 

 

                                                     

 

Monday 20th January 2020 – Friday 24th January 2020

 

This week we continued to learn about Chinese New Year traditions. The children have worked hard to write their own Chinese inspired stories using their phonic skills. We made a class dragon head and enjoyed creating our own Chinese dragon dance in the playground complete with music, drums and ribbons. We have continued to sample Chinese food and have painted pictures with a Chinese theme. Have a wonderful weekend.

The Seahorse team.

 

                                          

 

Monday 13th January 2020 – Friday 17th January 2020

 

This week we have started to learn how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We have listened to Chinese stories, watched dragon dancing, tasted some Chinese food and even had a go at using chopsticks! The children have enjoyed playing imaginatively in our class Chinese restaurant, taking orders and preparing delicious meals. We have started to think about ideas for a shared story based on some of the Chinese zodiac animals we have learnt about. We are looking forward to learning more about these special customs and traditions next week.

Have a lovely weekend

 

 

                                                

 

Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 10th January 2020

 

We would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.

On Monday we had our ‘Learning to learn’ day thinking about our school values and ASPIRE. Our class thought carefully about how we can show perseverance by trying our best and not giving up when we find activities tricky. We talked about how we can be more independent at school and at home and the importance of never giving up. This week we have been thinking about what we are good at and set new targets.

On Monday we really enjoyed our first P.E. lesson with the ASSA sports coaches. The children followed instructions carefully and travelled around the hall in a variety of ways. Before lunch this week we have started a ‘Laps to lunch’ each day, skipping, hopping and galloping. One child in our class said that he was persevering to learn how to hop.

In phonics we have practised our digraphs and been learning about number bonds in Power Maths.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

The Seahorse team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            

 

Monday 16th December 2019 – Thursday 19th December 2019

 

Wow! We have reached the final week of a very busy and exciting term. The children loved reading with some of our Year 6 friends when they came to visit us. On Monday the children had a super time dancing and laughing with AJ the entertainer. We enjoyed our Christmas class party and had a special visit from Santa. We really enjoyed our fun swim on Thursday and would like to thank our parent helpers once again.

We would like to say a big thank you from the Seahorse team for all your lovely cards, gifts and kind Christmas wishes. Thank you for supporting the children with their reading at home and for attending our school and class events.

We hope you all have a very happy Christmas and see you in the New Year.

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

 

Monday 9th December 2019 – Friday 13th December 2019

 

It has been another wonderful week full of festive activities! We very much enjoyed performing our Nativity to our families and very proud of the children for singing so beautifully. Thank you for supporting us and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

This week we have been talking and writing about the key characters in the story of The Nativity. The children are gaining confidence how to use sound mats to support their writing. On Friday we all dressed up in our Christmas jumpers and looked very festive indeed!

Well done to everyone for completing the ‘Laps for Lapland’ challenge!

Have a lovely weekend,

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  

 

Monday 2nd December 2019 – Friday 6th December 2019

 

We have had such a busy week in Seahorse class with lots of festive activities. The children have been working very hard rehearsing for our Nativity and learning their songs. We have been learning all about the Nativity story and remembering the names of key characters. On Wednesday we all enjoyed a delicious festive lunch complete with crackers and party hats. We would like to thank everyone who was able to join us and help with our Christmas decoration morning. The children really enjoyed the activities and the classroom looks absolutely fantastic! We have continued our ‘Laps to Lapland’ this week and talked about keeping fit. In maths we have introduced the topic of time and talked about the order of our daily routines.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Nativity concerts next week.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Seahorse Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

Monday 25th November 2019 – Friday 29th November 2019

 

The Seahorse team would like to thank everyone who joined us last Friday afternoon to taste our vegetable soup. It was fantastic to see so many of you and the children were very proud to perform the soup making instructions to you all.

We have been working very hard this week rehearsing for our nativity concert and learning all our songs. Our home corner magically transformed into a Santa’s workshop overnight! It has been rather popular so the children take turns to wear an elf hat whilst playing.

We have completed our ‘Laps to Lapland’ challenge each day this week and have been led this week by a ‘chief reindeer’.

We look forward to seeing you in class on Monday 3rd for ‘Book look’ which is an opportunity for the children to share Learning Journey’s with you.

Please remember that we would like all children in Reception to bring in a checked shirt (to wear in the nativity concert) by Wednesday 5th.

Have a fantastic weekend.

The Seahorse Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          

 

Monday 18th November 2019 – Friday 22nd November 2019

 

This week in phonics we have been learning the digraphs ai, ee, oa and practised all single sounds. We have very much enjoyed sharing the ‘what I am good at’ learning challenge. This week in Power Maths we have been learning to compare two groups and find ‘one more than’ numbers up to 10 or 20; the children have also been working on their individual targets for maths.  We have enjoyed talking about the different types of vegetables, such as, sweet potatoes, courgettes, parsnips, red peppers and turnips. In literacy we used Jolly Phonic sound mats to write a shopping list for our autumn vegetable soup. Our class listened to ‘The enormous turnip’ story and we then talked about the order of the characters. During the week the children have washed their hands and carefully chopped up some vegetables to make our delicious vegetable soup. On Friday we very much enjoyed seeing so many of you and we hope you enjoyed our vegetable soup! Have a wonderful weekend.

 

The Seahorse Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

 

Monday 11th November 2019 – Friday 15th November 2019

 

It has been another busy week in Seahorse class. On Monday we had a two minute silence for Remembrance Day and talked about why poppies are worn during this time. We very much enjoyed our walk to the beach and library gardens in search for seasonal changes. We set off down to Bell Wharf beach and enjoyed a snack in the sunshine. After that we collected seaweed, shells and pebbles and sounded out some of the objects using single sounds and the digraph ‘sh’. The children also played ‘follow my leader’ and practised galloping, side stepping and holding a balance. We then walked up the hill to the Library Gardens looking at the changes in the trees and we also saw some squirrels!

We were very proud of the children’s behaviour whilst out on our walk. We would like to say a big thank you to our fantastic parent helpers, your support is invaluable.

All the children have now completed some fantastic firework art and explored using different textures creating a firework picture in ICT. In phonics we have been learning the digraphs: sh, ch, th, ng and qu. The children have then used sound mats to have a go at writing words associated with bonfire.

On Friday the children loved dressing up in support of Children in Need. The children looked great in their onesies and pyjamas.

Have a fantastic weekend

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Friday 8th November 2019

 

This week we have really enjoyed looking at all the fantastic autumn home learning challenges. One of our children even made biscuits in the shapes of leaves and decorated using beautiful autumn colours!

In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds v, w, x, y, z and zz; we have also introduced the tricky words I, the, go, no and to. Please continue to practise these sounds as much as possible at home as it really does make a difference.

The children were very excited and thoroughly enjoyed their first swimming lesson on Thursday. We are so impressed how quickly the children are learning to change for swimming independently.

In maths we have been comparing groups of objects and identifying which group has more/less than. Using spinning tops, Numicon and cubes the children discovered a variety of ways to compare different numbers.

We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing the ‘talk bags’ brought in to class so far. Every child will have a turn to choose some special objects from home and talk to the class about why they are special to them.

We are very much looking forward to our autumn walk on Tuesday morning next week and keeping our fingers crossed for a little bit of sunshine.

Have a super weekend.

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

Monday 21st October 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019

 

Wow! What a fantastic first term this has been! The children have settled in to school life with such confidence, perseverance and enjoyment.

In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds l, ll, b, f, ff and J and practised writing these sounds on white boards. We very much enjoyed sharing the sound detectives homework sent in by many of the children. Using our hedgehog collages as a writing prompt, the children have completed some wonderful shared writing.

In maths we have been learning how to sort items in to different groups. The children have been exploring how to group objects in a number of different ways and also to be able to describe the items to a partner.

I very much enjoyed seeing so many of you at our learning conferences and sharing all the wonderful work with you. Seahorse class would like to thank you for your continued support and we hope that you have a lovely half term break.

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   

 

Monday 14th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019

 

In maths this week we have been thinking carefully about the number five, practised counting accurately and used Numicon to make different amounts. The children have been busy creating some fantastic hedgehogs! They carefully used scissors to cut triangles to create the spikes for the hedgehogs. This art will be used for a writing prompt next week. In ICT we practised how to control a mouse and created a more realistic hedgehog. We have continued to learn new Jolly Phonics sounds, songs and actions and been very impressed how many sounds the children can remember. During free flow the children rode balance bikes over low ramps and built towers with the foam bricks.

On Thursday we were very lucky to be involved in the ‘Borrow the Moon’ project. The children were able to hold meteorites and see actual samples of moon dust and rocks!

Have a fantastic weekend.

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

 

Monday 7th October 2019 – Friday 11th October 2019

 

This week we have talked about Autumn, the different seasons and the changes we can see around us. During ‘free-flow’ we practised our balancing skills, made music with the Tune Tubes and enjoyed sharing the balance bikes with other children. In maths we have been exploring the number four and how we can represent it in different ways. The children have been working hard to remember how to write numbers correctly. In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds n, c/k, e, h and r through the Jolly Phonics songs and story. We have enjoyed sorting objects to match initial sounds and then practised blending sounds together to make simple words.

On Tuesday we took part in a sponsored ‘skip for five’ minutes and everyone managed to keep going for the whole time! On Thursday we all dressed up in yellow to mark our mental health day; this linked closely to our ‘Jigsaw Jenny’ PSHE activity about emotions. We talked about what makes us feel happy or sad and concluded that simply ‘sharing a smile’ with others can really help. We worked together to make a happy Emoji face.

Have a super weekend.

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

Monday 30th September 2019 – Friday 4th October 2019

 

What a fantastic week in Seahorse class! In our daily phonics we have introduced initial sounds s, a, t, p and i. The children have loved learning the songs and actions to match each sound and then written the letters on white boards. We have talked about making sure we use ‘pure sounds’ in our phonics lessons (sssss not s-u). In maths we have introduced our fantastic new scheme ‘Power Maths’, focusing on number recognition, counting forwards and back and counting accurately. In PSED we have shared the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’, a beautiful book about friendship and being a good friend. The children have used cutting skills and collage to create their own Rainbow Fish. We will use this artwork to create a display to remind us to be kind to others and also our class rules. On Wednesday we thoroughly enjoyed free flow; the children took turns riding the balance bikes, constructing an obstacle course and performing to an audience on ‘a stage’. In ICT we have been learning how to use and control a mouse; the children loved exploring Number Run (a maths based game).

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

The Seahorse Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

Monday 23rd September 2019 – Friday 27th September 2019

 

What a busy week we have had! This week we have been learning about our school routines and the importance of listening carefully. We are so impressed how quietly our class have walked to the hall to enjoy lunch. The children have painted a self-portrait; we talked about how everyone is different and used a mirror to look at skin, hair and eye colour. We finished the week with a non-uniform day in support of the ‘Gold Geese’ charity and the children looked really colourful in their various shades of gold and yellow. Next week the children will be bringing home a sharing book and some words to start learning.

Have a fantastic weekend!

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

Monday 16th September 2019 – Friday 20th September 2019

 

Welcome to our Seahorse class page!

We have had a fantastic start to the term and very much enjoyed getting to know the new Seahorse children. We have been very impressed by the way the children come into class happily each morning. The children are really looking forward to staying for lunch next week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Seahorse team

 

 

 

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