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Year 1 - Seahorses class

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In our Seahorse Class team we have:


Mrs Rose who teaches us on alternate Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mrs Mitchell who teaches us on alternate Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs Coventry who supports teaching and learning in our classroom every day.


If you have any concerns please speak to us. We are often available after school, contact the office for an appointment or if easier please email us (please email us both).

Seahorse WOW of the week is


Well done!


In Friday Worship one child is selected from each class as our WOW child. During the week this child has demonstrated something that has WOWED their teachers!

Week beginning 15th October 2018


Welcome back to Seahorse page, please read on as we have a lot to say, lots of photographs and have given information about our new topic!


What a brilliant end of our half term topic of 'Land Ahoy'. We have been busy designing and making our pirate ships and were so pleased that every child had a family member come to take a look at their work. It was hot, busy and noisy but I hope that you all enjoyed seeing what your children have been doing!  Look below for the photograph display!




Thank you for all the junk modelling items that you provided and the extra embellishments were a wonderful treat!


On Wednesday we had a 'First Responder' lead a 'Restart a Heart' workshop with us and we loved it. A couple of members of Seahorse class now want to be paramedics!


Read on and enjoy the half term rest! 

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Restart a Heart!

Autumn Two Learning


When we return after half term we’re taking a trip to the past to discover what life was like at the time when we were born. We’ll find out how babies change and grow over time. Thinking about our childhoods, we’ll use photos from the past to help us remember special times including weddings and christenings. We’ll talk about our families and share happy memories of people or pets who are no longer alive (please talk to us if your child may be particularly sensitive to this at the moment).


Help your child prepare for their project by looking back on the past  which can be funny, poignant and interesting! 




A note came home requesting a photograph and object be brought in to support the start of this topic 

(see homework picture above for further information).


Below you will find a book list. If you get the opportunity to enjoy some of these books at home that would be brilliant. Also, if you have a copy at home then please do bring it into school for us to share.

Week beginning 8th October 2018


Another busy week in Seahorse Class! If you didn't get the text; please collect old boxes/tubes etc as we are making pirate ships that we have designed! If you have any balls of string/tubes/straws/lolly sticks/ends of masking or sticky tape that would also be appreciated!  Please make sure no 'nut' boxes or packaging (e.g. cereal box that contained nuts) are brought in.


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In English we used all our knowledge that we gathered through our research and have independently written about pirates.  This work is now up on our 'Look at our Wonderful Writer' display board!


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Week beginning 1st October 2018


The highlight of our week as got to be baking bread on Friday. This was part of our RE topic on Creation/Harvest and considering the things that God has given us.

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Week beginning 24th September 2018


Another week gone! This week we have been spending time remembering and practicing how to work quietly and line up in silence; it has been tricky for Seahorses this week.  Next week we are looking forward to earning lots of pompoms to earn another class reward!


In maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10 (e.g. 0+10=10, 1+9=10). It is vital that children have a mental knowledge and can know these quickly.  There are some great youtube songs that help us (try these two links)!





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Week beginning 17th September 2018

Another busy week of learning!  We had a visit from the NSPCC: see information below.  In maths we have been continuing our work on place value and using the symbols < (less than)  and > (more than).

Ask your child about Charlie Croc and we enjoyed this song (click on the picture): 


In science we enjoyed investigating waterproof materials.  Mrs Rose made a coat and umbrella with paper! Do you think they would work?



Phonics homework will start to be sent home weekly so please support your child in this (see below for further details).


Next week in English we will be exploring Pirate non-fiction books so if you have any please bring them in!

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Phonics Homework

As of this Friday (21/09/18), we will be issuing a phonics activity for the children to complete for homework. This is in addition to the homework expectations outlined at our recent parent meetings.


The children can return their homework once it has been completed. The homework will be issued each Friday and your child may need support to complete the task.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

What a busy week!  We are really getting into the rhythm of Year One now!  We continue to practise lining up in register order, managing our own resources and working independently!  We have used diennes equipment to learn about tens and ones and had an extremely exciting discovery in English (see below)!  We have been describing pirate ships, writing questions about where the bottle may have come from and this is all building up to us replying to the message in a bottle next week! 


We are finding in PE that some children are struggling to get themselves changed, please help your child to be independent at home when getting dressed and teach the skills of returning clothes to the right way out!


Thank you to those that attended our information workshops, we hope it was useful to you.

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Week beginning 5th September 2018


What a terrific first week back we have had! We are extremely proud of how well the children have come into the classroom and settled into a new routine.   We have sent home reading records, books and comprehension bookmarks so check bags!  It is essential to re-read books and extend the children's comprehension and understanding and we suggest books are changed no more than 2 or 3 times a week.


PE will generally be on a Wednesday and Friday so please ensure correct PE kit is kept in class.


You should have received a letter about our parent information meeting this coming week. Please return the form ASAP, if you can't find it we can supply you with another copy - just ask!


We are looking forward to Pirate Day on Monday... Ahaaaar!

We have been busy!

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Autumn Term Learning


When we return in September, our first topic is called 'Land Ahoy'. We will be writing stories, poetry, information books and postcards. We will be learning map skills and developing our location knowledge. We will be learning about significant historical figures like Captain James Cook. We will be learning about everyday materials and their properties. 


In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of Place value and Addition and Subtraction.


Please find a book list below. If you get the opportunity to enjoy some of these books at home that would be brilliant. Also, if you have a copy at home then please do bring it into school for us to share.

Websites for home-learning opportunities.


A reminder to all parents/carers/pupils about these website links:

· Please only use the internet and log onto these websites with parent/carer supervision.

· Use the internet safely and sensibly at all times.

·  If you are unsure about anything please talk to your parent/carer straight away.

·  We hope you enjoy learning more about and revising curriculum areas that we have been covering in class.



  Top Marks maths games                                          Reading Eggs




    Mathletics                                                           YouTube Math songs



    Mathmagicians: Countdown game

Spelling: National Curriculum Requirements



The National Curriculum for Year 1 states that pupils should be taught to:

· Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught

· Spell common exception words (such as the and was)

· Spell the days of the week

· Name the letters of the alphabet

· Add some prefixes (such as un–) and suffixes (such as –ing and –ed) to words


Parent Documents