Congratulations to our Star of the Week
Zachary for his reselling of the Ganesh story
Alby for his written answers in topic.
We have PE on Tuesday (indoors) and Wednesday – (outdoors)
Autumn Term (1)
Welcome back Seahorse class!
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and were glad to be coming back to school.
In class, the children discussed what they did in their holidays and shared their favourite experiences with our peers.
In topic, the children were introduced to their new topic about toys. As a year group, they came up with the title, ‘A Volcano of Toys’.
The class have been spending time getting ready for their new routines and are becoming more confident as year 1 students.
A great first week!
In English, the children have been looking a variety of pictures from their class story. They have been labelling them and learning to use a ruler accurately. They have also been focusing on simple sentences. Seahorse class have been recapping what a sentence needs and have been going over the difference between capital letters and lower case letters.
During Maths lessons, the children have been sequencing events this week. They have been using key vocabulary i.e. First, next, last. After, the children moved on to days of the week and yesterday, today and tomorrow.
In topic lessons, Seahorse class have continued to look at toys. They investigated the materials that toys were made of and discussed the reasons for this. In Art, the children were given a A5 piece of paper and were given the freedom to show me what’s ‘toys’ meant to them – they thoroughly enjoyed this!
The class took a little trip to Toy ‘R’Us on Thursday to see what toys they could find, discuss which ages toys were made for and to have fun. They were a credit to Northern Parade! All toys that were picked up were returned. All staff were met with a smile and all instructions were followed.
Well Done Seahorse Class!
A very active week again for Seahorse Class!
During English this week, the class have learned their story, ‘Tatty Ratty’ with actions. They discussed questions as a class for their main character and came up with a variety of sentences to describe him.
In Maths, the children finished their days of the week work and began to look at seasons. All of the staff brought in various objects for the class to sort into seasons and Seahorse Class really enjoyed this activity.
Homework went out this week and I have already been told by children they have been doing their spellings daily – well done!
Well done to our Star of the Week PETERO
In maths this week the class have looked at numbers and sorting objects. They have been telling each other what they know about different numbers and have been using objects to represent them.
During English lessons, Seahorse Class have completed their story writing on Tatty Ratty. They used the sentence structures they have learned verbally to put the words into their books. Some of the children filmed themselves telling the story too.
In topic, the class have been looking at old and new toys. As a class the children discussed all of the toys in front of them and were able to sort them into old and new, followed by organising them into a timeline.
We have been reading Beatrix Potter in class and the children have really enjoyed this.
A good week Seahorse – well done!
Well done to all of the children and the parents who have read 5 times this week! Your child now has their name on our class reading dragon and has their first sticker on their dragon card.
In English, the class have been working on their new story and have sequenced pictures from the story. They have been looking at time connectives to link their stories too.
Throughout the week in Maths the children have been really looking into number. They have been ordering numicon and creating their own numicon number lines to 20.
As a starter in class, the children have some new songs they like to listen to. If you would like to look at these we have…
During Topic things have been sticky and messy! In art they investigated the colours related to seasons and in DT they used their cutting skills to decorate a toy. They also had a Science lesson where they labelled parts of the body.
Our Star of the Week this week was LENIE.
Seahorse class were out with Dr Collins this week. They took their topic outside and were testing out some home made toys. They really enjoyed this activity and become more skilled the more they tried.
In Maths this week, we having been looking at number, specifically one more than. Noting patterns that arise from this and what changes. The children were using various equipment to do this and then found various ways to represent it in their books.
During English this week, Seahorse Class have adapted their class story and written their new version. Some of the class have been focusing on CVC and CVCC words in their books? (Consonant vowel consonant)
Art this week focused on sketching, they had a lesson experimenting with pencil techniques. Once they had learned the various techniques, they then looked at some self-portraits and then drew their own.
Well done Seahorse!
Seahorse Class have had a very good week.
In Maths, they have been investigating ways of making different numbers. They have been using their numicon and working out how it can help them. There have been lots of opportunities for questioning and the answers are becoming more mathematical by the day!
During English lessons this week, the children planned and wrote a story for their unaided writing. The results from this will help staff know what targets to work on next half term.
This week was also RE week, focusing on special people in our lives. The children picked parents and siblings and other figures in the community.
The children had a fun day Thursday when some visitors brought in a track set for the them to play with. Each child had two turns and they were given the chance to ask questions.
Finally on Friday was pink day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
I hope everyone has a great half term – remember to keep reading!
Well done to our Star of the Week – Eva!
Autumn Term (2)
Seahorse class have been very busy this week!
The children have had an inspirational week in Maths and English, focusing on promoting an enthusiasm for these lessons.
In English, the children have been looking at poetry and rhyme. They have heard and recited a variety of nursery rhymes and poetry. In pairs and as a class they created language lists. This has been in preparation for next week, when they will be able to write their own poem.
During the inspirational Maths, the class have had a large range of activities to undertake. These have included, making shapes, counting and problem solving. Skills used have included resilience, independence and teamwork trio.
Topic lessons were fun and allowed the children to exploring circuit making. Other than connect these 4 things to make the light come on, the children were left alone.
Well done to our Star of the – AYAT
Well done to our Reader of the week – Harry I for explaining the contraction can’t
Well done Seahorse Class.
Another busy, busy week in Seahorse Class!
The children had their trip on Tuesday to the Toy Museum. The behaviour was fantastic, as was the engagement of the class with the activities – well done!
In English, the children have been writing a spooky poem with all of the ideas gathered at Halloween. Through the spooky window I can see … (the children had some scary and frightening ideas).
During Maths lessons, the class have been looking at part, whole. So if the house is the whole, the roof is part of the whole.
In RE we finished the work on Ganesh with a prayer. Some of these asked for help with homework or a talent they want to improve on. A couple of children thought about helping others with their prayer which was very kind and thoughtful.
Well done to our Class Captain – Perry!
Finally, Friday was spent in their groups beginning to create their class Toy for our end of year production.
During Maths this week, Seahorse Class have been looking at part whole. They went from pictures to numbers – they were given a number to split into groups and they discussed what was part of the number. The children enjoyed watching the Numberblock videos.
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|In English, the class continued to learn about instructions and on Friday the followed instructions to make jam sandwiches or decorate biscuits. They discussed the importance of numbered steps and other features of the text type.
Seahorse Class have joined with Jellyfish in rehearsals for the Christmas play. Letters will have been sent home about their costumes and some children will have lines to learn.
Shared reading lessons started this week, the class were given the title of their new book and they needed to predict what it could be about. Each lesson a small section of the book will be revealed to them to help with questioning and building up suspense.
The class looked great on Friday dressed for Children in Need – thank you to those parents who donated £1 for charity.
Also this week, year 1 had a session with Doctor Collins making catapults and a session with visitors ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ where they made sounds and music as a class.
Another fun week for Seahorse Class
Seahorse class have been busy rehearsing the Christmas show this week in between lessons and it is coming along nicely!
In English, they have been writing instructions for how to decorate a snowman and teddy bear. They have listened well and are using the features of the text type.
In Maths lessons, they have continued to work on part whole. They were looking at splitting the whole banana or piece of cheese into parts and discussing this with their peers.
Well done to our Star of the Week – ANTONIA!
This week has been a busy and fun one in Seahorse Class. the children have been working very hard rehearsing for their Christmas performance. They had their first dress rehearsal and have now tried out props on stage. Using the microphone is proving tricky – some children do not need as much amplification.
In Maths and English the children enjoyed carousel activities. This allowed them to do four activities instead of just one in their lesson.
They have been planning to write instructions on decorating their chosen toy – this will lead to an unaided piece of writing next week.
We have had several children chosen, from Seahorse Class, to attend the gym festival next week. They have been working hard on this and I wish them the best of luck Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend Seahorse Class
Well done to our Star of the Week – MAYA
In English this week, the children completed their hot write instructions. They all worked very hard. They were introduced on Friday to plurals and will continue looking at them next week.
During Maths, Seahorse Class continued with subtraction using resources to help them.
CHRISTMAS SHOW this took up a lot of the children’s time and attention this week. They were amazing and all enjoyed so much! Thank you to all of the parents who sent in costumes and came to watch your support was greatly appreciated.