Welcome to Seahorses

Teacher - Seahorses Rebecca Roach
Photo of Rebecca Roach

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.

Spring Term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Information for parentsSpring Term 2 2020
SubjectTopic CoverageIdeas for home
MathsPlace value and calculating, time Daily Routines We will continue to look at number bonds to 10, number its written form (both digits and words) and comparing values (greater than, less than and equal to). Share counting aloud when you do it at home; count passing cars on journeys or notice and point out numbers around you. We will also continue to look at time. Encourage your child to sequence their routines or day using first, now, next, after, finally. Or talk about specific times of the day.
English Non-fiction: instructions Animals We will begin the half term by building on verbal and written sentences to describe our favourite animals. You can select objects around the house and ask your child to tell you what it looks like (colour, size, texture etc). We will then build to looking at, reading and writing instructions. Involve your child in giving you instructions on how to do something they are asking you to do (get a snack, help them get dressed, play a game).
ScienceSoundExploring sounds by listening to what we hear around us. We will use our Mindful listening which we learned in the Autumn term to focus on the sounds around us. We will then make our own instruments and telephones to experience making sound, as well as what we can do to change the volume, pitch and tone. We will tie this in with music and craft. Perhaps you could make instruments at home too, or listen to the sounds in your home with your child – what can they hear when they listen carefully?
Art (taught by Nikki Wardell).FishDuring art, we will be focusing on ‘Fish’. We will be using our art skills and tools to create a variety of fish, using different media. This will include creating ‘Koinibari’ on our World Book Day, linked with Japan When at home and out in the community, continue to explore and talk about different types of fish that can be seen. Some examples might include pet fish, wild fish, fishing & fish for tea! Send in any artwork that has been created at home – we would love to see it.
Computing (taught by Nikki Wardell).Moving images around a screen, creating scenes, similarities and differences between screen and real life Text and pictures During computing we will start to understand, learn about & follow some rules that will keep us safe when using the internet. We will be learning how to create scenes. This will help us with our computer skills such as drag, drop and insert. We will also be learning to play games in a safe, secure site, which could also aid relaxation & emotions Check out these opportunities at home by using a lap top, computer or iPad.
MFLLanguage and culture Oriental/Japan or China This half term we are going to focus on Japan. We shall learn some key words as well as enjoy expanding our knowledge of products from Japan. Seahorses Children love Pokémon which is a classic example of an export from Japan.
GeographyGeography – Cultures of England, Scotland and Wales The British Isles We will take a virtual tour of the British Isles, looking at the four countries and experiencing some sensory stories using lots of props from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
REChristianity Easter- Inspirational people With the build up to Easter we will look at Shrove Tuesday, Lent as well as the celebration of Easter and Spring.
MusicImprovisation and composition Zoo time We will use a variety of percussion instruments to create our own musical compositions to share with our friends and see if they can play or copy the same composition.
Teaching Kitchen The Teaching Kitchen will be used to explore foods related to learning in both our RE and Geography topics. We will make and eat pancakes, Welsh cakes, samosas, soda bread and Irish stew and easter egg nest cakes. The children are cracking eggs, weighing flour, measuring milk, chopping vegetables and whisking and mixing ingredients as well as being expected to help with the washing up from our sessions, so do involve your child with cooking, especially preparation and cleaning up afterwards.