Year 1/2 - Seahorses

Welcome to Year 1/2 - Seahorse Class

Welcome to Seahorse Class where Mr Jamie Cameron is the Class Teacher and Mrs Sarah Jose is the Teaching Assistant. The children follow the expectation of the National Curriculum and the learning is carefully planned to ensure that all children are motivated and excited to learn.
Mr Jamie Cameron


Mrs Sarah Jose

Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor

Autumn 1- Would I survive on a desert island?
The children had a great time in Autumn 1 learning about all things desert island. We love the book 'The Island' by Mark Janssen. We had a great time creating our own journeys on wonderful creatures to strange and mysterious places.
This topic was great chance for the children to learn all about maps. We loved spending time creating treasure maps. We learnt all about how to use maps and how to create keys to help people read our maps. Our science revolved around materials. The children learnt all about how to test materials to find the most suitable material for a task. From their learning, they went on to create boats that they could use to escape the island. 
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Autumn 2- Why was the Fire of London so Great?
This term we have travelled to the past. The children have immersed themselves in 1666 London at the time of the great fire. We have learnt lots about what London was like in 1666 and the devastation the fire caused. The children learnt all about how the fire started, why it spread so quickly and how the tried to fight the fire. The children had a great time building Tudor  houses and watching them burn as the fire spread from our very own bakery on Pudding Lane. In Music, we learnt to sing the song 'London's burning' and then learnt about how we can sing this in a round. The children also learnt lots about tone and dimension whilst creating collages of the great fire in Art.
Spring 1- Why are Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks remembered today?
In this topic, the children will travel back in time to look at the lives and work of two famous women; Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks. The children will learn about segregation and how Rosa Parks fought for all people to be treated equally. They will also look at how Florence Nightingale changed the world of nursing and learn about the impact that has had on life as we know it.
Taking inspiration from Florence Nightingale, the children will then look at our bodies and what we need to do to stay healthy. Our Science learning will involve the children learning about different parts of our bodies and the importance of healthy diets and exercise. Our new found knowledge about nutrition will then inform the children's Design Technology work where they will be challenge with designing a low-cost, nutritious snack that Florence Nightingale could have fed to the injured soldiers in her care.
Have a listen to all the amazing things Florence Nightingale did to change the world of nursing for the better!
Summer 1- What was it like to be a tin miner?