Autumn 1 update
Welcome to Seahorse Class, we have settled in to our new class and enjoying the routine of being at school.
We are ordering numbers up to 20 and finding repeating patterns in the environment.
We were great helpers for harvest so we made soda bread just like The Little Red Hen. We are learning to take turns and share.
We had a walk in our school Wilderness looking for signs of Autumn – there were lots of spiders webs!
Our half term started with a wonderful ‘Under the Sea’ adventure focus week filled with stories, songs, art work and a special dress up day.
In Seahorse class we followed Handa on her journey with her basket of fruit in Handa’s Surprise. We tasted all the fruit in her basket and described how it tasted. It was interesting to set up her journey in the classroom and draw a map of her village. We weighed the fruit which taught us how to use weighing balance scales.
Mrs James is so pleased that we are improving our writing skills and learning to blend in reading.
To end the term – we were so happy to perform in front of our parents in the Christmas Sing-a-long.
We started the new half term with our topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We have loved learning about different sea creatures and enjoyed sharing our facts at our class assembly. We also retold the story of Mister Seahorse. Mrs James thought we were brave and showed such confidence to perform in front of the whole school and our parents. We learned songs to sing and used actions for dancing. Most of all we have big voices which can be heard at the back of the hall!
In Science, we enjoyed our floating and sinking investigations. We discovered that an apple floats but a pear sinks – we asked lots of questions about why this happens.
We have developed our phonics learning and loved writing instructions on how to be a pirate as well as creating our own ‘messages in a bottle’. In maths, we helped the Rainbow Fish to share their scales out equally and put into practise our weighing skills whilst making Easter cakes.
After the snowy weather, we visited the Wilderness to search for signs of Spring – we’re sure it’s on its way! One of the ways we know is when we managed to hatch 8 chickens from their eggs and watched them grow and develop.