Reception - Seahorses 2017 - 2018

Mrs Rothwell

Mrs Mulford

Welcome to the Seahorse class page!


We have had a  busy week working on maths and writing based on The Gingerbread Man. Our "Gingerbread Bakery" has proved very popular. We have made and decorated cakes and cookies to sell and have been packing orders, writing labels and prices and enjoying role play as customers and bakers.

 Our "Super Seahorses" initiative has been a great success. We have seen some "wonderful writing" "marvellous maths" and "remarkable reading"  and the chidren have proudly been wearing their SuperSeahorse badges.


What are we learning next week in the Seahorse Class?

What a week!  Pancakes, Valentines and Chinese dragons!


As part of our Religious Education we will be going into the hall for our weekly ‘Open the Book’ worship with the whole school and as we lead up to Lent we will be exploring further how different cultures celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

We will be thinking about  people we love in our families and celebrating by making Valentines cards. On shrove Tuesday we will be making and eating pancakes and at the end of the week we will be learning about how people in China celebrate New Year and sending Happy New Year messages to our friends.


Guided Reading in our groups and individual reading will continue.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN BY READING EVERY DAY even reading a couple of pages makes a difference. We have exciting plans for reading aimed at involving parents/carers which we will be sharing very soon.

Writing: "Mr Wolf's Pancakes" by Jan Fearnley will be the stimulus for our work this week. We will be writing about the story and writing invitations to a Pancake party which we will all enjoy on Tuesday. 

We will be writing messages inside our Valentines and Happy New Year cards.


We will continue to practise forming all letters in our name using cursive script. in addition to practicing writing our zig zag letters we are moving on to practicing robot letters using Letter-Join 

w x z      r n m p

Letters and Sounds:.

This week we will be revisiting: Phase 3 digraphs:   or ur ow and oi  and segmenting and blending using all the phase 2 phonemes.

We are learning the letter names for all of the letters in our alphabet.

We will be practising reading  and spelling all the High Frequency Words we have been learning:  

the  and   said   he   was  you  they  she  for  his  but  with  that like  can  and learning  to read and spell  then

We will be  practising reading and writing tricky words no go I the to he she we me be was her my into 

We are practising segmenting and blending for reading and for spelling words.


This week we will be consolidating our work finding out about number 9 linking our learning to Mr Wolf's Pancakes: 

setting a table for 9 of Mr Wolf's neighbours to share his pancakes

cooking: measuring and counting when making our pancakes

exploring how we can partion nine by sharing out 9 pancakes and then thinking of which numbers we can combine to make 9.

Forest School- Thinking Thursdays

We will be exploring the area, noticing any seasonal changes or similarities and differences in the area as the season changes.

We will be bringing stories and story-telling into our natural environment and developing our physical, writing and maths skills by working outdoors.


PE: Dance (Wednesday)

Indoor kit will be needed as usual

We will be exploring different ways of moving, rolling, leaping, shuffling, jumping, crawling, marching, running, walking, hopping, skipping, and sliding safely moving into our own spaces.

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Half Term Holiday, by Mrs Holloway

Half Term Holiday, by Mrs Holloway

County Games Finals, by Mrs Holloway

Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Thankfulness'.

In school we will be:

Exploring the concept of being thankful.

Encouraging pupils to develop further an appreciative and thankful attitude.

Encouraging pupils to show thankfulness in practical ways.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.