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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Value of the Month
The Value of the Month this month is ‘Respect’.
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.
Flag of the Month this month is Iraq. Pupils learn about the different types of homes there are in different countries and then draw and describe them.
Our focus this half term is Geography. Children will be learning about the surround areas of Teagues Bridge and Trench. Children will be learning to develop knowledge about the UK and their local environment, they will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features around them. Pupils will learn how to use simple compass directions (N, S, E, W) and locational and directional language. Pupils will be using aerial images and photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features as well as using maps and keys.
In literacy this half term we will be writing a narrative based around the story ‘Tidy’ Be Emily Gravett. We will be writing our own story based on the story book and discuss issues that arise from the badger tidying. Pupils will be acting out the story using puppets and exploring their likes and dislikes when listening to the story and what else they might want to find out. Pupils will then write their own story before moving onto poetry.
This half term will be focusing on place value to 50 and 100. Pupils will learn how to partition a 2-digit number in to tens and units, how to write words in numbers and words, find one more and one less and compare objects and numbers.
After place value, pupils will be looking at addition and subtraction. We will be learning how to complete addition and subtraction on a number line, through drawing and through adding the tens before adding the units.
We will continue to review number bonds to 10 and 20 during our CLIC sessions at the start of maths and counting to 100. We will also begin practising our 2s, 5s and 10 times table.