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Seahorses Class

Hello I am Mrs Mackenzie and I welcome everyone to Seahorses Class’s page! The Teaching Assistants in class are Mrs Jones and Miss Pritchard.  We believe that learning should always be fun and engaging and we ensure that all lessons are accessible for all children. Seahorses Class is full of smiles and laughter so come and join us here to see what we have been learning about during the theme this term.

Each week your child will receive a new reading book which is appropriate for their reading level.  We will also be using bug club. Please remind your child to bring in their reading diary every Friday because I will read with the children on a weekly basis and children will be using bug club while in school. We also check the reading diaries to make sure your child is reading three times a week at home.

Please ensure that the children bring their PE kits in every Monday and take them home every Friday so they are able to be ready for the following week. Please clearly label all of the children’s PE kit to stop any confusion.

In Seahorses Class, P.E is on a Thursday afternoon.

If at any time, you need to contact me please write a note in the communication diary or email on the base log in: base3.teaguesbridge@taw.org.uk


Value of the Month

The Value of the Month this month is ‘Equality’.

Children will be understanding what the word means and the importance this value holds in school and community life. Children will be earning tokens and working towards becoming the Values Champion for the class and accept an award from Mrs Abdulla in assembly.

 


Term Theme

Our focus this term is History. Children will be learning about The Great Fire of London. Pupils will be learning that The Great Fire of London started 2nd September 1666 in Pudding Lane due to a flame leaving the oven in Thomas Farriner's bakery. Pupils will be answering enquiry questions such as; how did the people fight the fire? (and learning that in 1666 there was no fire brigade). Pupils will be writing a diary entry like Samuel Pepys to pretend to be an eye witness to the fire.  

In literacy this half term we will be writing an information text around 'Why do we eat?'. Pupils will be learning about the digestive system and the importance of a healthy diet. This will also support our science topic - Animals including humans with a focus on humans and how to stay fit and healthy. Pupils will then move on to writing a setting description based on The Great Fire of London and using their senses to support their setting descriptions. 

This half term will be focusing on shape, length, height and time in maths. Pupils will be learning about 2D and 3D shape, they will learn about the features of shapes - vertices, edges, faces, sides etc. and how to recognise and name shapes. Pupils will then move on to lines of symmetry before drawing shapes from a line of symmetry to understand the symmetry showing half a shape. 

In length and height pupils will be learning to measure in cm and m and understand how to compare and order height and length before moving to time where the focus is about how many hours are in a day and how many minutes are in an hour. 

 

 


Parent Workshops

We have started to use Bug Club in school. To access bug club, please use the website below or type bug club into google and click the web link for active learn.

Bug Club

Your child will have books to read. There are little bugs along the way which ask your child comprehension questions about what they have read and will be displayed in a variety of ways.

Homework will also be set using purple mash computing resource. All children will have a log in in their reading diary. This will give them access to the homework they need to complete – this is spellings and times tables focus for this half term.

Times Tables Rock Stars 

Your child will be given a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars, this is for your child to recall number facts and times tables. This supports their number knowledge and fluency to make them mathematicians as they go through school.

Mrs S Mackenzie


This Week's Homework

Every Friday the children will be set homework. 

Homework will include children being sent red words home to read and write, a maths worksheet based on their maths learning in school and fridge words from our vocabulary lessons in school. Homework will always be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned to school for the following Wednesday.


This Week's Spellings

Every week your child will be set words to read and write. These are the words your child needs to be able to read and write by the end of the year. 


Times Tables

This half term the children will be working on their 5 times tables and 2 times table and understanding the fact family relationship between multiplication and division.

Pupils will now have a log in for Numbots which supports instant recall of number facts and times tables.