Make time for music

Make time for music

Today these children performed in front of the whole school. They have all been learning how to play a musical instrument, some for a few years and some for only a few months. It was a very impressive performance from everyone and they should all feel very proud of their achievements.

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If your child felt  inspired by what they saw today and wish to begin playing a musical instrument next year, please fill in the leaflet that will be sent home this week and return to school before the end of June.

Victorian Games

Victorian Games

As part of their history learning, children learnt about and engaged in a variety of Victorian games including: Kim’s Game, Charades, Pass the Slipper, Squeak Piggy Squeak, Blindman’s Bluff and Reverend Crawley’s Game.

Why not teach your parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members some of the games you’ve learnt?!

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Urban Sports Park Day

Urban Sports Park Day

As many of you may or may not know, there will be an urban sports park opening up in Folkestone this time next year!

The whole point of today was to give children a taste of all the different activities that will be available at the Urban Sports Park in Folkestone. Activities included: skateboarding, street football, hip-hop dancing, boxing, frisbee and yoga.

Children loved today as they were introduced to sports and activities that they may not have attempted before.

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Today, children experienced a range of gymnastics moves and understood the importance of being elegant and delicate.

Children had great fun succeeding in and, in my case, desperately attempting moves including: the shoulder stand, the v, the back, front and side stretches and the straddle.

It was a great experience and the children loved all the newly learnt moves. Everyone had a whale of a time!

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Victorian Classroom

Victorian Classroom

This afternoon, children in the Jellyfish Class were taken back in time to the Victorian era and what a shock they had in store!

Children were hosted by a very strict teacher only known as ‘Sir’. He raised his voice a lot and didn’t allow any talking at all.

Sir introduced children to Victorian classrooms and taught them the strict rules Victorian children had to follow. The Jellyfish Class also learnt about the learning styles and punishment methods!

After asking children to summarise their experience, there were some interesting responses:
‘It was unfair and I didn’t like it!’
‘Very strange as teachers treat us very differently today!’
‘It was hard because I had to write right handed.’
‘It was difficult to follow all the rules.’
‘It was cruel and embarrassing.’
‘Fun because we learnt new things and got some extra maths.’
‘Sir was really scary!’

At the end of the session, we tasted different Victorian food which children from the class baked. They were delicious!

Let’s hope ‘Sir’ doesn’t visit us again any time soon!

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Tri-Golf

Tri-Golf

A truly brilliant morning had by all at Littlestone Golf Club. The weather was wonderful as was the attitude and enthusiasm of the Jellyfish Class.

Children experienced a range of mini golf activities including putting, chipping and then combining the two of them. Excellent teamwork skills were on show throughout the morning and it really was a joy to see all children engaged and having fun!

One of Seabrook’s teams achieved third place and received a bronze medal each!

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Olympic Roadshow

Olympic Roadshow

Years 3, 4 and 5 participated in an array of Olympic sports such as hockey, football, tennis and running.

Children were put into teams and were given a country to represent, which were: Brazil, Jamaica, Japan and Great Britain.

It was great to see the children thoroughly enjoy trying a range of sports and competing in them.

There were also two prizes handed out to the people who showed excellent effort, teamwork and perseverance – particularly well done to them!

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Computing

Computing

Now that the new computing system is up and running it was a joy to teach computing and the children loved it!

Thanks to the website, wwww.hourofcoding.com, children really engaged in the coding activity where they made their own version of ‘Flappy Bird’. They were then able to play against one another to see what score they could each get.

www.hourofcoding.com is a fantastic website to teach children coding, programming and designing. It’s free to use and is very user friendly so why not give it a go at home!

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Author Visit – Briony Dixon

Author Visit – Briony Dixon

Due to the weather during Book Week, Briony was unable to come into school at that time, but fortunately she’s been with us all day today!

After a whole school assembly where Briony shared her story, the Jellyfish Class had a workshop hosted by the author. Briony’s story, Sleuths, Snoops and Surprises, is all about sleuths, snoops and surprises! Children were tasked to create a gadget for the character in the book. There were some very creative designs!

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