Reception - Seahorses 2017 - 2018

Mrs Rothwell

Mrs Mulford

Welcome to the Seahorse class page!



This week we have been "Spring Spotters" and have enjoyed finding signs of spring to sketch and write about. We even did our writing outside! 

Look out for our amazing animal art based on the work of illustrator Eric Carle which we have done this week as part of  whole school art week.


What are we learning next week in Seahorse Class?


As part of our Religious Education we will be going into the hall for our weekly ‘Open the Book’ worship with the whole school. We will be doing lots of thinking about Easter. looking at eggs, making our cards and listeneing to the story of The First Easter. We will, of course, be practicing our Easter songs to perform for you on Tuesday 27th at 2.20 and we hope that you are busy at home creating your Easter crafts to share with us.


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. Our exciting plans for reading aimed at involving parents/carers will be shared very soon to start after the holidays.

Writing: Dora's Eggs by Julie Sykes will be the stimulus for our work this week. We will be writing about the story and creating story maps to help us plan our stories.


We will continue to practise forming all letters in our name using cursive script. During the weeek we will be practicing  letters with ascenders using Letter-Join 

d b h t 

Letters and Sounds:.

This week we will be revisiting: All Phase 3 digraphs. PLEASE PRACTICE AT HOME READING TRIGRAPHS    air  (chair)    ear   (near)  ure  (pure)

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. 

We will be  practising reading and writing tricky words no go I the to he she we me be was her my into have some like come they there little one do when what

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



 Now that we have fully explored numbers to 10 we are using our maths sessions to combine groups of objects and count how many altogether. We are geeting very good at combinig and partitioning numbers within 10 and recording in our books using part/ part whole sheets.

Forest School is now taking place on Thursday afternoon. rather than bring your child into class dressed ready for Forest School please leave their wellies outside under the covered area ready for the afternoon and have Forest School clothes in a bag on their peg. Thank You

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: (Wednesday)

Indoor kit will be needed as usual. We are practicing our Gymnastic skills using basic apparatus.

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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Summer Fayre, by Mrs Meadows

Leavers' disco, by Mrs Meadows

Whole School Disco, by Mrs Meadows

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.