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Seahorse Class Weekly News
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.
What a year it has been!
We are so proud of the children and all they have achieved. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow and learn but they are now ready for new and exciting adventures in Year 1.
Thank you for your continued support during a difficult year. It has been much appreciated. We hope you have a wonderful summer holiday and see you in September.
Best wishes from the Seahorse
At the beginning of this week we had the opportunity to visit our new classrooms and meet our new teachers, we were very excited and are now looking forward to September. We have also had fun comparing the lengths of various objects and following the release of our butterflies at the end of last week we have been painting pictures of butterflies and talking about symmetry.
This week we have enjoyed learning about bees. We have listened to the story ‘Buzzy the Bumble Bee’ and thought about the importance of bee-lieving in ourselves. We have continued to decorate our clay minibeasts. In maths this week we have been thinking about how we share objects into equal groups and sorting numbers into odd and even. We have also enjoyed watching our caterpillars transform into butterfly and releasing them into the wild.
This week we have taken part in National Sports Week and have enjoyed lots of 60 second sports challenges. We were very excited to see that over the long weekend most of our caterpillars had developed into chrysalises (chrysalides) and we have transferred them into our butterfly net. We continue to practise doubling and halving and learning our number bonds to 10.
Although this week has been a short week we have managed to fit in a lot of learning. We have been observing how our class caterpillars are changing, learning to double numbers using ladybird templates and dominoes and we have been hunting for mini beasts in the school grounds.
The children have enjoyed painting pictures and writing sentences about what they did during the half-term holiday. We have spent time outside enjoying the sunshine and hunting for minibeasts in the school garden. In maths we have been learning about the composition of teen numbers.
This week we have continued to look at minibeasts with a focus on spiders! We have shared the story of Spinderella and produced lots of 'spider art'. In Power Maths we have been learning to count on, from a given number, using a numberline. In free-flow this week we had fun exploring at the water station, riding the balance bikes up and down the ramps and playing hopscotch. We continue to visit the school garden to see how the chickens are growing.
This week our special story has been 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and we have learnt lots of interesting facts about worms. The children have continued to enjoy investigating more complex patterns, creating their own and playing spot the mistake. We have been practising spelling our 'tricky words' and putting them in sentences to describe garden pictures. Free-flow this week was very exciting- den building and music making!
This week we have read the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and continued writing under the sea stories. The children have also enjoyed learning and creating lots of different patterns. We have also continued practising our new cursive letters.
This week we have read the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ and continued our discussion about friendship. We have begun to write shared stories with an ‘under the sea’ adventure theme. The children have also enjoyed being creative and producing lots of sea creatures for our collage. In maths we have been on a shape hunt round the school looking for 2D shapes.
Our special book this week is ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been writing about the excuses Tiddler gave for being late to school and have begun to make a whole class under the sea collage. In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes and finding out which ones roll and stack. We have enjoyed sunny free flow sessions and talked about how to be a good friend to others.
Monday 12th April - Friday 16th April
Welcome back! This week has been a very busy week. We started the week with a ‘learning to learn’ day during which we thought about our school values of ASPIRE with a specific focus on respect. We also reminded the children about the importance of Growth Mindset and the need to always give things a go.
We had great fun during our sports afternoon, taking part in ‘The Three Bears Porridge Dash’, an obstacle race and a running race.
Seahorse have enjoyed their second week back at school. We have continued to learn about traditional tales. This week we have focused on ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and reading different versions of the story. We have thoroughly enjoyed helping the Gingerbread Man think of ways to cross the river without getting wet. In maths we have been learning the number bonds to 10 and practising number sentence writing.
On Friday we enjoyed wearing red and doing lots of Red Nose Day activities on the AstroTurf.
Welcome back Seahorse Class!
It has been wonderful to have the children back in school. I am proud of how well they have coped despite their tiredness. The children have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with their peers and learning about the part-whole model and traditional tales.
This week we have focused on 'The Three Little Pigs', which they have acted out and sequenced. We have also enjoyed talking about strong materials and building our own houses out of hay, sticks and bricks.
Well done, Seahorse Class! What a great first week back!
What a fun week! We started the week by making festive decorations and enjoying a delicious Christmas dinner. To our surprise, Santa visited Leigh North Street Primary School and left a little treat for the children. Later that day, Seahorse learnt how to play some Christmas games and listened to festive stories.
Seahorse Class have enjoyed listening, talking and writing about the Christmas Nativity story. We have discussed Christmas traditions and how it is celebrated around the world. The children have worked hard to develop their use of time language by using ‘first’, ‘next’, ‘then’, ‘before that’ and ‘after that’ to describe their daily routine.
Another fun but busy week in Seahorse Class. We have enjoyed our free flow sessions: making dens, riding the bikes and scooters, being part of a band and building towers. In the classroom we have been busy ordering our numbers, telling 1 less stories using ‘first’, ‘then’ and ‘now’ and using our phonic knowledge to write CVC words and simple sentences.
It has been a very busy week in Seahorse Class. We began the week wearing odd socks in support of anti-bullying and talked about the fact that everyone is unique and that it’s ok to be different. We also started our mini topic about vegetables. We used our phonic knowledge to write shopping lists and also enjoyed tasting different vegetables. Carrot was the favourite in our taste test. Everyone helped to peel and chop vegetables to go into our vegetable soup, which made our classroom smell wonderful as it cooked! Finally we got to eat our delicious soup.
We really enjoyed exploring the school garden and looking for signs of autumn. We used time connectives such as first, then and next to create a recount of our autumn walk. We worked collaboratively to create firework art and then added words to describe the sounds of fireworks. We observed the two minute silence on Remembrance Day and finished the week in our pyjamas in support of Children in Need. Yet another busy week in Seahorse class!
Seahorse have thoroughly enjoyed their first week back at school. The children were very sensible during their first swimming lesson and loved exploring the pool. In class we have been learning about Bonfire Night and how to stay safe. We have explored the concept of more and less by comparing two groups and started learning the properties of 2D shapes. The children have even created their own firework rocket using 2D shapes.
We have enjoyed exploring our exciting new P.E. equipment. The children have been practising their hopping, skipping, galloping, side-stepping and balancing skills.
What a busy time we have had this term ! A big thank you for your continued support.
Have a great half-term and see you soon.
Seahorse have enjoyed the start of our new ‘Autumn’ topic. We have discussed the signs of autumn and read lots of autumn themed stories. Thank you for the interesting autumn objects we have enjoyed exploring and making observations using our magnifying glasses.
Seahorse Class have continued to enjoy our Powermaths sessions. This week we have been making number patterns using a ten fame and counters. The children were very excited about meeting Mrs Lawrence who taught them some yoga positions and breathing techniques. We have also learnt lots of different ways of moving during the ‘The Daily Mile Destination’ challenge.
What a lovely week!
Seahorse Class have coped amazingly with their first full week at school. The children have absolutely loved the Powermaths lessons, which have focused on one -to-one correspondent counting skills. We have enjoyed listening to the Jolly phonics stories and learning the actions and songs for the letter sounds s a t p and i. During PSHE we have discussed a range of emotions and communicated a time that we felt happy and sad. The children then created a large happy emoji to remind everyone to 'share a smile'.
Well done Seahorse Class! I am very proud of you.
Monday 21st September 2020 – Friday 25th September 2020
Seahorse Class have enjoyed staying for lunch and copied well at playtime. It has been lovely to watch the children get to know each other and play with their peers in Coral and Starfish Class. In class, we have thought of rules to help us stay safe and discussed what to do if we need help. Each children has had the opportunity to paint a portrait of themselves and shared their ‘All about me’ booklet with an adult.
Monday 14th September 2020 – Friday 18th September 2020
The children have had a fantastic first week at school and we are very proud of how quickly they are picking up the daily routine. All the children have enjoyed getting to know each other whilst exploring the classroom and outdoor provision. Well done Seahorse Class! We can’t wait for all the children to be together next week.