Welcome to Seafield Class
Welcome to Seafield Class! We are creative, friendly and are always keen to share our ideas. We are taught by Mr Genders and Mrs Allen
We have been working hard on mastering telling the time over the last couple of weeks. Mr Veness and six Year 4 children led an extremely active lesson where the children became hands on a clock face, to help solve lots of tricky time puzzles.
This week, we have been working together to create a whole class book that teaches you how to play chess. One copy was gifted to Mrs Marshall, who is keen to become a chess 'Grandmaster'.
First News - Newspaper Exchange
To encourage us to read an even wider range of texts, each child in Holt and Seafield Class have been gifted a First News newspaper to keep. These can be read and explored alongside their reading books at home. Children are then able to freely exchange their copy for other issues within class.
Be More Bernard
After sharing the wonderful picture book, 'Be More Bernard', with Cherry Class. We used the story as stimulus to help us celebrate what makes us unique from everybody else, and recognising why it is good to be different.
We have been using iPads, planning sheets and laptops to create our own active maths games, we then presented all our ideas to Mr Veness.
He was really impressed with the original ideas, as well as the great use of adverbs, imperative verbs and time conjunctions in our writing.
He was asked to choose his favourite, and after much deliberation he finally chose 'Super Hooper' by Tilly and Lucia. You can check out the game by clicking on this link.
We have been learning to play chess in Seafield Class. We have found that it's really good at improving our problem solving skills and our decision making. Although, if you look closely, it doesn't look like it's going very well for Noah B.
Writing to David Litchfield
We were amazed to discover that David Litchfield, the author and illustrator of 'The Bear and the Piano', had been tweeting about our gigantic class letter and song reviews.
Banksy Inspired Artwork
After Noah T. found a newspaper article about artist, Banksy. We decided to create some graffiti inspired art based on street names in our village.
Inspired by Roald Dahl's, 'Dirty Beasts', we've begun to plan and create our own poems. We used a range of picture books to help generate ideas and to help us recognise rhyming couplets. We are really looking forward to sharing these with everyone.
Performing 'Dirty Beasts'
We have really enjoyed rehearsing and then performing some of Roald Dahl's 'Dirty Beasts' poems to Cherry Class. We worked hard to think about we would really entertain and engage our audience.
We used our computer skills in mathematics this week to create symmetrical portraits of the whole class. Some of the results were hilarious.
Dance Mat Typing
We have begun to practise or touch typing as part of one of our morning activities. We've discovered that touch typing is the fastest way to write and that many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen.
We have begun by thinking about the home row keys, thinking carefully about the positioning of our fingers. As well has remembering not to rush and rest our wrists on the desk.
Here is the link, for you to practise at home.
The Bear and the Piano
WOW! What a busy first week in Seafield Class. We have really enjoyed sharing books and newspaper articles with each other. After studying David Litchfield's 'The Bear and the Piano' we created imaginary song reviews and a wrote whole class letter which we have sent to him. Look how gigantic it is, we hope we get a reply.