Author Archives: mrbdempster

Leaflets

Leaflets

Over the next two weeks, children will be learning about leaflets as part of their non-fiction learning in English.

Children were given a range of different leaflets and were discussing and understanding the typical features included. Such as: a big bold title, subheadings, pictures and photos, captions, text boxes and persuasive language.

Children then worked in small groups and focused on one particular leaflet, which they then presented the information from it to the rest of the class.

IMG_7484.JPG

IMG_7485.JPG

MAF

MAF

Mission Aviation Fellowship

MAF are a Christian charity organisation who bring hope to isolated people.

Seabrook School were very fortunate to host MAF in their school. We all learnt and understood what the charity does and why. We engaged in an assembly where we were shown videos and demonstrations.

What happened next really was…amazing! There was an aeroplane in Seabrook School’s back playground! Children were able to investigate the plane and sit in the pilot’s seat!

Your child has been given an advent calendar to continue their support, further understand the work of MAF and also have the opportunity to win prizes. Please visit www.mafadvent.org regularly to find out more information.

If you’d like to learn more about the charity and what it does then please visit www.maf.org

IMG_7409.JPG

IMG_7408.JPG

IMG_7410.JPG

IMG_7407.JPG

Ancient Egypt Day

Ancient Egypt Day

What a truly amazing day the Jellyfish Class had today. It really was so much fun and the effort every child went to for their costume was also truly fantastic. There were a range of pharaohs, mummies and even the great river Nile!

Children were greeted into Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb and undertook a variety of activities in preparation for his mummification and funeral.

To begin with the young Egyptian folk created canopic jars ready for Khufu’s stomach, liver, lungs and intestines. Children then created amulets to give Khufu good luck in the afterlife.

After a break from the tomb, children then created papyrus paper and Egyptian art to further decorate the tomb. Soon after that children went around the tomb and explored the artefacts, books and Egyptian games – children had an excellent time learning the ancient game Mancala, which originated in Ancient Egypt. To conclude the morning session children then learnt a brilliant song all about mummies!

In the afternoon, children finally got to mummify Pharaoh Khufu and understood the process of mummification – there is certainly a lot to it! Finally, we all celebrated the life of Khufu by feasting in his honour. Children tried a range of food that the Ancient Egyptians would have had such as: plums, dates, raisins, leeks and flatbread.

A massive thank you to everyone involved and in particular those parents and grandparents who shared their artefacts and brought them into school to make the children’s day a special and memorable one.

IMG_7334.JPG

IMG_7335.JPG

IMG_7336.JPG

IMG_7337.JPG

IMG_7339.JPG

IMG_7338.JPG

IMG_7341.JPG

IMG_7340.JPG

IMG_7344.JPG

IMG_7343.JPG

IMG_7342.JPG

IMG_7345.JPG

IMG_7346.JPG

Peace Worship

Peace Worship

The Jellyfish Class produced a wonderful worship based on Seabrook School’s Christian value for this term, peace.

Children taught the story of ‘Jesus Crossing the Sea of Galilee’, which represents peace. Children then sung a song of peace beautifully and were even asked for an encore!

I must mention how proud I am of the class today as they truly were magnificent.

Thank you parents, grandparents, siblings and carers for your continued support.

IMG_7140.JPG

IMG_7141.JPG

IMG_7143.JPG

IMG_7142.JPG

African Drumming Workshop

African Drumming Workshop

As part of our learning of Black History Month, the Jellyfish Class were learning about the African drums, which are called Djembe drums.

To begin with children learnt about how to hold the drum and the two different sounds: the tone and the bass. They then engaged in a variety of rhythm games – it was excellent fun!

IMG_7082.JPG

IMG_7083.JPG

Knuckleball Twins

Knuckleball Twins

Today the Jellyfish class were inspired by Youtubers and football coaches ‘The Knuckleball Twins’.

The Knuckleball Twins gained their name for perfecting a certain footballing technique. From this, they have been around the world coaching professionals this exact technique!

The twins were and still are inspired by fellow Youtubers and professional footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

First of all the Jellyfish Class learnt about The Knuckleball Twins’ story; they then engaged in a ‘who inspires you?’ workshop and finally took part in a practical coaching session.

IMG_7038.JPG

IMG_7036.JPG

IMG_7037.JPG

IMG_7040.JPG

IMG_7039.JPG

Making our own Classification Key

Making our own Classification Key

For our science learning the Jellyfish Class went into the school garden to find invertebrates.

We identified and selected various invertebrates, studied them and then created our own classification key. Our keys included questions such as: does the invertebrate have wings? Does it have legs?

IMG_6975.JPG

IMG_6974.JPG

IMG_6973.JPG