Seahorse Class - News

In year 1 and 2 we are taught by Mrs Myers.
We are taught phonics/spelling followed by maths and literacy in the morning. In the afternoon we are taught a creative curriculum over a range of subjects.  Keep looking at our class page to see what we are up to !
Mad Science Day !
 
We had a brilliant day with Bionic Bex and Mad Science. We joined in with a lot of experiments and talked about different sources of power. We even talked about our carbon footprint and how we can prepare for the future. 
Maloula
 
We were very lucky to have author Mallory Smith come into school and read her lovely story 'Maloula' to our class along with Year 3/4. After she left we wrote her a letter thanking her for coming in and telling her our favourite part of the story. She also told us how she came up with the name 'Maloula' and we changed our names into mermaid and mermen names too!
Sir Walter Rayleigh 
 
Our History focus this week was Sir Walter Rayleigh. We found out about colonies, charters and his links to Royalty. One of the children in our class made the suggestion that we should design our own maps of an island to explore. We were very creative and covered our maps with exciting features. Our next step is to make them look ancient and mysterious !
Hexham Abbey
 
We had a fantastic trip when we visited Hexham Abbey. We spent all day there and had a good look around. We took part in lots of workshops including 'The Big Story' , the life of a Monk,making our own stain glass windows and talking about baptisms. We described the Abbey as 'majestic' and the stain glass windows were 'spectacular'. 
Race for Life !
 
We all ran the 'Race for Life'. The whole school went outside and ran laps ! We all tried our best and had juice and biscuits at the end. Everyone who ran received a medal and we are busy counting up the sponsorship money. Well done everyone.
Operation Encompass
 
Karen came in to work with us on 'Emotions' . She read us a great story called 'How do you feel ? '. We looked at lots of pictures and discussed how each child was feeling. We talked about when we felt happy or sad and even acted out our emotions
Commando Joe's
 
We love Fridays as it means Commando Joe's ! Darren sets us a mission each week and we have to work as a team to solve it. Today our theme was 'The Lion King'. We worked as a team to cross the desert to escape the hyenas. After crossing the desert and making sure we didn't touch any of the obstacles Darren set the challenge of finding our way blind folded !!! 
 World Book Day !
 
What a fantastic World Book Day. We all came dressed in our pyjamas for the day. At the end of the day our parents and carers joined us for hot chocolate and biscuits. We all got a book to take home ready for our bedtime story tonight. Look out for photos of us and our favourite books !
Shadows
 
Look at how we created our own shadows ! We used pipe cleaners and tin foil to create a figure. We then used the glue gun to stick it to card. The tricky part was drawing the shadow behind the figure.