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Seahorse Class Weekly News
Seahorse Class have been exploring capacity and using mathematical language to describe the contents of different containers (empty, full, half full, half empty, nearly empty and nearly full). On Thursday, the children had a great time getting to know their new Year 1 teacher and exploring Clownfish Class. We also said goodbye to the our class butterflies and released them into the wild.
Seahorse have had a short but busy week. We have enjoyed listening and retelling the story of ‘What the ladybird heard’ by Julia Donaldson. The children have been observing and writing sentences to describe our class caterpillars. Seahorse have also had fun exploring the school garden and searching for mini beasts. In mathematics, we have been learning about capacity and using our maths vocabulary to decide how much a container can hold.
Seahorse have enjoyed learning a minibeast poem and even thought of their own actions. The children thought you might like to see their performance. We hope you enjoy our video.
Seahorse had a great time celebrating the Queen’s jubilee. They behaved beautiful during our picnic and remembered all the words and actions to the jubilee songs.
Seahorse have enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s jubilee. We have learnt interesting facts about the royal family and watched the Queen’s coronation. The children have been busy imagining what they would do if they were a king or queen. We have also painted portraits of the Queen, make jewellery, flags and crowns for our special picnic day.
A big ‘well done’ to all of Seahorse Class for taking part in their first school sports day.
Seahorse have continued to enjoy our Julia Donaldson topic. This week we have been focusing on the story ‘The Snail and Whale’ and writing rhyming sentences. We have also counting to 20 and using the rekenrek to make numbers. beyond 10. On Friday, we had a lot of fun practising our ‘Sports Day’ races in preparation for next week.
It has been a short but sweet week.
Seahorse have continued enjoying our Julia Donaldson topic. This week we have been reading ‘Sharing a Shell’ and discussing the importance of sharing with our friends. The children have also been making sea creatures using a range of materials.
Seahorse have been busy learning and thinking about rhyming words and songs. We have enjoyed reading ‘Tiddler the Story Telling Fish’ and writing tall tales to explain why Tiddler is always late for school. The children have been very creative this week and decided to build Lego sea creatures and use the Numicon to create odd and even patterns.
Seahorse Class have had a busy first week back. The children particularly enjoyed our trip to the beach and library gardens. We had a great time playing sports games and creating repeating patterns in the sand. On the way back, we got the opportunity to sketch flowers in the library gardens and find signs of spring.
Thank you to everyone that offered to help. Your support is much appreciated.
Friday 1st April 2022
Seahorse Class behaviour brilliantly during our trip to the local church. They sat quietly and listening carefully to the Easter story. They remembered parts of the story and even asked questions about the features of a church. Well done!
What a busy week! We have been really proud of the children demonstrating their love of learning and aspire value to our special visitors.
This week we have been inspired by the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We have learnt about African culture and animals that live in the savanna. We have also discussed healthy foods and taste tested some topical fruits. In maths, we have been using our knowledge of number bonds to practise our subtracting skills.
This week we have continued learning about traditional tales. We have listening, acted and sequenced the story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. The children loved making chairs for the bears, writing an apology letter and taste testing porridge. We have also continued learning the number bonds to 10.
This week we have continued learning about traditional tales. We have listening, acted and sequenced the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. The children loved baking and decorating their own gingerbread man. We also had lots of fun dressing up and sharing our favourite books on World Book Day.
This week we have enjoyed learning about traditional tales. We have listened, acted and sequenced the story of Little Red Riding Hood. In math we have being exploring the concept of heavy and light to compare the weight of different objects. Seahorse have also discussed ways to stay fit and healthy.
Seahorse Class have finished three fantastic weeks of learning about Chinese New Year. The children have painted Chinese numerals, tasted Chinese food, played in a Chinese Takeaway and listened to Chinese stories. They also took part in recreating a fabulous dragon dance. Enjoy the holiday and we will see you ready to learn when we come back.
Seahorse Class have been fascinated by our ‘Chinese New Year’ topic. We have enjoyed learning about festive traditions and listening to the story of the Zodiac animals. The children have also loved participating in our chop stick challenge whilst taste testing a number of Chinese dishes. We have had lots of fun learning and performing a Chinese New song.
This week we began to learn about the Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. We have enjoyed being in the Chinese Takeaway role play area, writing down customer orders. We also wrote shopping lists for ingredients to make Chinese rice. Mrs Kasai-Harte showed us how to paint Chinese symbols to decorate our room. In free-flow we have been busy working collaboratively, being creative, interacting with friends and developing our gross motor skills.
The children have enjoyed writing letters to help Olaf find his way back to Arendelle. We have also learnt about winter animals and how they survive in the cold. During free-flow, the children used their problem solving skills to rescue toys frozen in blocks of ice.
Seahorse class have really enjoyed the introduction to our new winter topic. This week we have been on a winter walk and found a letter from Olaf. Olaf is lost in the Leigh-on-Sea and needs our help. The children worked well as a team to create a 3D map to guide Olaf back to Arendelle. We have also explored ice and talked about its properties.
Seahorse class have had a short but busy week. On Tuesday, we enjoyed our ‘Learning to Learn’ day and talking about our ASPIRE values. We have also learnt about the growth mindset and practised our perseverance and independence skills. The children have loved seeing and playing with their friends during free flow and swimming in pool.
This week the children have enjoyed listening and writing about ‘The Nativity Story’. We had lots of fun eating our Christmas lunch and completed Santa’s dash with one of his elves. The children have also explored the part-whole model to help them find all the ways of making 5.
In Maths this week we have been making up ‘1 less’ stories and singing counting songs involving ‘taking away’ such as, ‘Five in the bed’. We have been thinking about words containing the digraphs ai, ee, oa and also learning the trigraph igh. The big event of the week was preparing, cooking and eating our vegetable soup. Our classroom smelt delicious and it definitely warmed us up on such a chilly day!
This week we have been learning about vegetables in preparation for making soup next week. We have listened to vegetable themed stories, and taste tested lots of different types of vegetables. In phonics, we have started learning the Jolly Phonic phase 3 song and learnt the digraphs ch, sh, th and ng.
Seahorse Class thoroughly enjoyed our ‘Autumn Walk’ to the library gardens. We are very proud of how well they behaved and their enthusiasm towards the trip activities. All the children loved searching the library gardens for signs of autumn and collected objects to make transient art. A big thank you to the adults that could help us.
This week we have been learning about the properties and names of 3D shapes. We investigated which shapes roll and which stack . We also enjoyed creating colourful Autumn hedgehog collages. We have learnt about why we wear poppies for Remembrance Day. Our Jolly Phonics sounds this week have been j, x, w and y. On Friday we enjoyed dancing in support of Children in Need.
This week we have been learning about why we have Bonfire Night each year. We created firework artwork and wrote words to describe the sounds fireworks make. We have learnt about how to keep safe around fireworks. We have also found out about how people celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. In Maths we have been comparing groups of objects and saying which has ‘more’ or ‘fewer’. We have learnt the sounds b, l, ll, s, ss, f, ff in Jolly Phonics.
A big thank you for supporting our Harvest food collection for Harp so generously this year. We have continued to think about Harvest this week, using puppets to act out the Little Red Hen story, sequencing the story and writing captions to go with our Little Red Hen artwork. Our maths work has involved comparing sets of objects and saying which has more or fewer. We have been busy blending sounds together and learning the Jolly Phonics sounds u, e, h and r. We hope you all have a relaxing half term holiday.
This week we have been having fun acting out the story of The Little Red Hen and talking about the importance of helping others. We have also been learning about what happens at harvest time and why people celebrate with Harvest Festivals. Our Jolly Phonics sounds this week have been c,k,o and g. We have been busy developing our subitising skills by learning to recognise number dot patterns without counting.
Friday 8th October 2021
Friday 1st October 2021
This week we have enjoyed being at school full-time and playing with our friends. We have had lots of fun exploring the outdoor provision and getting to know the children in Coral and Starfish class. In phonics, we have begun learning the letter sounds s, a, t, p and i. We are looking forward to more learning next week.
Have a great weekend.
Friday 24th September
This week the children have enjoying staying for lunch and playing with their friends on the playground. We have continued learning the school routine and getting to know each other. We are looking forward to Seahorse class staying full time next week.
This week the children have enjoyed meeting their new class teachers and making new friends. They have explored their classrooms and the outside areas and have been introduced to some of our class routines. We are looking forward to the children staying for lunch next week.