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Welcome to the Seahorse Class Page

Years 1 and 2         Teacher -  Mrs Welton

2021 - 2022

Spring Term 2022

Our Spring Topic is Creating Communities and the children will be learning about how early settlers have influenced how we live our lives today. In History, they will be learning about how people lived in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and how important civilizations such as the Mayans, Greeks, Egyptians and the Shang Dynasty have shaped our modern world.  


We are reading all about Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock. 


In preparation to follow Claude's adventures, the children made their own Sir Bobblysock, using their sewing skills. 



The children are learning all about plants this term. We have begun our learning by using our observation skills around Corton Primary School to find different plants and deciding how those plants are beneficial to humans, animals and our wider environment.


Autumn Term 2021 

Seahorse Class were very busy in their first term.  In Science, they learned about mixtures and potions. They even made their own crystals...

 ...and explored irreversible changes when they heated food. 


The children also cooked food during our "Healthy Me" morning. They dug up their potatoes which had ben growing over the summer and cooked them in different ways to find out which was the tastiest!


Our Topic was castles and the children made helmets and shields in readiness for their jousting tournament next term! In Art, they have created repeated patterns by weaving different coloured pieces of paper. 



2020 - 2021

What amazing learners we have both at school and at home!


 Seahorse Class have been really busy this Autumn Term!


Our Topic has been Toys. We have been learning how toys have changed over the years, by looking at the materials used and how they were powered. We have used our research into mobiles for babies to design and make our own. In Science, we have investigated which type of plastic bottles makes the best water squirter and found out that certain materials are better at slowing a card down a ramp than others. We have learned that we use forces every day – pulling open a drawer, pushing a chair under a table and how gravity keeps us on the carpet during listening time!


In English, we have read 2 books – “Here We Are” and “The Robot and the Bluebird” and have learned so much! We have learned about space, Earth, the human body and how to mend a broken heart! We have even investigated the flowers and plants around the school, looking at shape and colour and deciding whether we liked the smell – some yes, some no! We have performed a class poem and written our own acrostic poems, which will be entered into a competition!



In Maths, we have made shapes using string and learned how different Maths equipment can help us to complete number sentences. We have even used our footwear to show place value!

 Outdoor Learning

In Outdoor Learning, we have been busy making bird feeders and created some beautiful observational drawings of leaves, nuts, berries and fruit.


Finally, in Music we have been composing music using our bodies as our instruments by clapping, clicking, stomping and tapping, making sure that we all keep to the same pulse.