Class 4 - Seahorse

Term 2 Report

This term we have had lots of fun! We have been getting used to the routines in class and we have all learnt how to help tidy up after we have finished playing. We love working for marbles in the jar and have earned rewards including; a pyjama party, a movie and popcorn and a special treat of chocolate!

We have all been working hard to try to share, work with our friends to complete and task and to follow our individual schedules. We really enjoyed working together to complete a coin trail for Children in Need and to take part in a treasure hunt to find places around the school. We have really started demonstrating that we are good at listening, so have had a few trips to the local shop to buy ingredients for cooking.

In Literacy we have been writing about our favourite things including, our favourite places in Swindon, around school and our favourite thing to do at school. We have even written letters to Santa! In Maths, we have been creating repeating patterns using stickers, shapes and different objects. We have had fun playing shape sorting games on the whiteboard and we are able to name a range of 2D and 3D shapes.

One our favourite places to go is the library and we were super excited when the author of Dinosaur Roar! Paul Stickland came to visit and read his book to us. We loved all the dinosaurs and counting to see how many there were.

In the lead up to Christmas we have been very excited. We have enjoyed making gingerbread men, snowmen and pizzas in cooking and we have used our imaginations to create Santa’s sleigh out of junk modelling and a range of construction materials.

We are all looking forward to next terms when we all become SUPERHEROES! 

Term 1 Report

In Seahorse class this term we have been settling in and getting to know our new routines, classroom and teacher! We said goodbye to Jo at the end of the term and have welcomed our new teacher, Kate, who is really enjoying being a Seahorse at Chalet School!

We began by thinking about things we like and don’t like, and learning to tolerate and understand some of the differences between ourselves and others. We explored our circle of care, and have been thinking about or families and people who help us.

In literacy we have been writing about autumn pictures and practicing our phonics to help us with spelling. We have been practicing saying our sentences out loud to an adult before we write them down and learning to form our letters in the right way.

In maths we have been developing our understanding of numbers and the number system, practicing the right way to form our digits and counting forwards and backwards to 20. We have also learnt to add using resources like number lines and have been telling an adult which number is larger or smaller.

In PSHE we have written our class rules together and have been learning independence skills such as dressing and undressing for PE and sharing snack together in the morning. We have especially enjoyed our special snack on a Friday where we have tasted and smelt lots of different foods and learnt to share a social occasion together.

As part of our topic work we have explored the season of autumn, taking part in our harvest festival and visiting the school garden to gather autumn leaves. We have looked at how the weather is changing and have enjoyed singing some new songs like ‘Tony Chestnut’ and ‘This Little Light of Mine’!

This term, Seahorse class have had the opportunity to take part in swimming and Zumba and have talked about how these activities can help us to stay healthy. We have also enjoyed drumming with Luke and have shown some brilliant musical skills and enthusiasm. We are really looking forward to the rest of the year and have had a fantastic term 1.

Well done Seahorses!