Welcome to Seahorses

Teacher - Seahorses Alexandra Allen
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Hello and welcome to Seahorses Class!

We are a fun and vibrant class of 10 superstar children and 5 adults. We love to be as active as we can with our learning and a carousel of activities works well for us. We get together as a whole class for the start of each lesson as well as really important times of the day such as registration, snack, lunch and Rainbow time when we can celebrate and enjoy the achievements of ourselves and our friends.

Curriculum Information for parentsSummer Term 1 2021
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home Learning
MathsTime My Diary Pupils are working on developing the vocabulary and understanding of time. We will be looking at the months of the year, days of the week and times of the day. Pupils will work with different examples of diaries to schedule and keep track of events. Draw a family schedule for the weekend discussing when you will brush your teeth, when lunch is and when you will go for a walk. Discuss what happens in the ‘morning’ and what happens in the ‘afternoon’. Have a look at clocks around the house and community. Can you recognise the numbers the hands are on? Do you know what time it is?
English Recounts Autobiography/ Biography Pupils will explore different examples of biographies and autobiographies. We will look at different elements of non-fiction books including captions, cover page, table of contents and glossary. Students will use their computing lessons to make their own autobiography (of school events). Look at photos of yourself and say to a family member what was happening in that picture. Can you remember anything else that happened when that photo was taken? Go out on an adventure (the park…) with your family and take photos. Can you put those photos in order? Can you draw and write your recount of the adventure?
ScienceEvolution and Inheritance In science we will be looking at how fossils provide information about living things that lived millions of years ago. We will start to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Finally, we will briefly look at how animals & plants are adapted to suit their environments in different ways & that may lead to evolution. When at home do your own ‘research’ linked with this topic. Some ideas could be as follows; dogs are all the same species but have been bred to have distinctive characteristics; Look at how the human skeleton has changed over time; what is easiest for humans 2 feet or being on 4 feet?
PSHE/CitizenshipRecognising EmotionsPupils will be learning to recognise the emotions of others and themselves. We will use short clips from the Pixar movie Inside Out to help use visualize and characterize our emotions. Pupils will look at pictures of real people’s emotions and hold discussions about what is happening to make them feel that way. Watch Inside Out as a family and pause to discuss each character’s feeling throughout.
ComputingMaking Talking BooksPupils will use PowerPoint to make a talking autobiography. They will choose photos that have been taken at school, add captions, create a table of contents and a cover page. They will then add sound effects or recordings of the text. You could create any story or a biography of somebody else using powerpoint and record different sounds. Or you can take a video on a parents’ phone. As always please be careful when accessing the internet or making recordings.
D.TMoving PicturesDuring DT we will be looking at how we can make our images move. We will be learning how to make ‘sliders’, ‘levers’ & ‘wheel’ mechanisms. We will be linking these techniques to traditional stories such as The Gingerbread Man, Jack & the Beanstalk & Little Red Riding Hood When at home and out in the community, continue to explore and talk about different types of mechanism that make a picture move. Look at books that have moving images. Look at cards such as birthday cards that have moving parts.
Art PortraitsDuring Art we will be focusing on ‘portraits’. We will be looking at facial features and think about how we can change them. We will be creating portraits using a variety of mediums including pencil, paint, clay & papier-mâché. When at home and out in the community, continue to take the opportunity to look at a variety of portraits. You might see some people’s faces that look different to you, for example hair, skin colour, tattoos – take the time to recreate them. Send in any artwork that has been created at home – we would love to see it.
Humanities History Ancient Egyptians In history we will be exploring Egyptian life, leading to knowing some key features of Egyptian life such as Pharoahs and pyramids. There will be some comparison to life now with Egyptian Life. When at home continue to research any topic that is linked with Egyptian Life such as ‘mummification’, ‘pyramids’ and the Rive Nile
MusicMusic Across TimeEach week pupils will experience music from a different era of time. From the Renaissance all the way to contemporary music. They will then make a prediction about what music in the future will sound like. Listen to different types of music. What instruments can you hear? How does classical/baroque/modern music make you feel?