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A Week in Seahorses

1st March 2016

Mashrafi smelling herbs

Mashrafi smelling herbs

This week in Seahorse class we have been getting back into our classroom routines after the holidays. We had a birthday party on Tuesday afternoon for Sara who came in to her “Surprise”. We are continuing to focus on our Creation Story and the staff were keen to see if the children had remembered their favorite parts. On each day God created different things and we have different objects, sounds, and smells to explore depending on what God created. So on day 1 he created day and night, on day 2 he created the land and the sea. The children loved it and they did remember their favorite parts of the story and Mashrafi remembered to count down to turning the lights off to make the classroom dark.

Busy week in Lemur Class

5th February 2016


We have had another busy week in Lemurs. We have planted seeds to see what they need to enable them to grow, explored new techniques in art, celebrated Chinese New Years and to top it all off we have learnt to fence. Be careful of Lemurs class now, we are armed with knowledge and swords!

A week with Leopard Class

5th February 2016


Leopard class have been having a lovely week! We have been finding out about life under the sea and looking at different fish. We dissected fish and looked at what was inside a fish, it was very smelly but the children were very engaged and interested!

We all went swimming and the children are growing in confidence. Blossom went on her back and Elly had a go at swimming with a float!

Lemur Class – Finding Odd and Even Numbers

3rd February 2016


Lemur class have been learning about Odd and Even numbers.  Brandon found odd and even numbers by sharing out the number in 2’s. If it had one left over it was odd. If it shared and none were left it was even.

Leopard class visit the Sea Life Centre

3rd February 2016


Leopards had a lovely day at the Sea Life Centre. They have been learning about different animals under the sea.

We got to see piranhas, clown fish, rays, turtles and many more exciting underwater creatures. The class said that their favourite animal they saw was the shark! Riccardo thought he was a bit scary!

All the children were beautifully behaved and a real credit to Palatine School!

Seahorse Class – Creation of the trees and plants

3rd February 2016


This week in Seahorse class we have been looking a the part of the Creation story where God makes the trees and plants. We all went for a walk to the florists and to the Co-op to look at, smell, touch and explore, but most importantly buy some flowers. We then used the flowers to make prints onto paper using paint. We also used the salad spinner to put paint in and spin it to make flower patterns. The children loved the sound of the salad spinner. We also had messy sensory with the same theme we had Jelly as grass, frozen mint leaves so Mashrafi and Aaron could use their symbols to say whether it was hot or cold and the other children could feel the difference in temperature. We had hot Weetabix for mud and chocolate spread for mud and soil. The children loved it especially the Weetabix going ‘Splat’ onto the table!

Parrot Class have been learning about Teeth

3rd February 2016


Parrot class had a visit from the Dental Hygienist. All of the children enjoyed exploring the large teeth and practising brushing with their very own new toothbrushes.

The Chanctonbury Community Playscheme

29th January 2016

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The Chanctonbury Community Playscheme is a 4 week full of fun playscheme run every year in the summer holidays for young people 5 to 19 years old who have a Statement of Educational Needs. Through structured play, activities and trips the scheme provides a high quality, stimulating and creative environment. Activities are matched to the children’s needs and range from wheelchair boat trips to dance workshops and from themed weeks to visits to the funfair. All application forms go out the 1st week of February, places go quick so if you would like a space please contact Hannah to put you on our mailing list ready.

Please contact Hannah Mackrell CCPS Organiser on 07455 131462


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