Taught by Miss Jones assisted by Miss White & Miss Mills
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Cat Reading at the Cheltenham Animal Shelter
Today some of The Ridge children visited the Cheltenham Animal Shelter with some ladies from the library as part of our work to encourage reading. 5 children read to the cats there. Conrad absolutely loved it and couldn't stop reading at the end. They also had a tour of the shelter and saw some of the other animals there too.
Monday 26th February 2018
Greggs Breakfast Competition Winners!
Congratulations to Seahorse class, as we had two class members were runners up of the Greggs Foundation Christmas card competition for 2017.
Well done both of you!
Tuesday 30th January 2018
Friday was a good day for Seahorses, we visited Gloucester Cathedral and walked around where some of Harry Potter was filmed (the troll scene in the first film).We saw where the Troll walked out of the toilet doors and lavatorium where Harry and Ron hid from the Troll. We also learned that the stained glass windows had to be altered so there were no halos showing and that Adam and Eve were fully dresses (they even put a little Harry Potter scar on their heads. Afterwards we walked around the rest of the Cathedral and lit a candle so we could remember some of the people we have lost. The children were very respectful and a pleasure to have representing The Ridge Academy.
Monday 8th January
The children in Seahorses are really enjoying their new Harry Potter topic. Last week we made some wands! They look amazing and all have different cores to give them that magical power. Some have unicorn hair and mermaids scale, others have dragon heart string and dragons scale. We also practiced our throwing, catching and aiming skills and started to learn how to play Quidditch today!
Quidditch Practise in the school hall above
Monday 4th December
Summary of our term in Seahorses
Seahorses have been having a good time this term with their woodlands topic. We have been looking at the legend of Robin Hood and retelling the story using lots of adjectives to make it more interesting.
In maths we have been looking at patterns in numbers and learning our times tables as well as solving problems with days of the week and months of the year.
We have also looked at the artist Andy Goldsworthy who uses lots of natural materials to create his art sculptures. We also noticed he uses a lot of circles and spirals in his work so we tried to recreate some of our own designs and they look fab!
Andy Goldsworthy's Art:
Seahorses Artwork :
Monday 27th November
Operation Christmas Child
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the children that got involved with operation Christmas Child this year. Especially Gabrielle, Taylor, Liam and Mark who spent their own pocket money on some fantastic items for the shoe boxes including toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, toy cars, dolls, pencils, colouring books and teddies! These were very generous donations! Also a big thank you to all of Seahorses who decided they wanted to club together 100 points each to buy a bigger present from the school shop. They decided on a toy troll and a Disney doll. We managed to put together 5 boxes for, two for girls and three for boys. What a big difference we will make to their Christmas. Also thank you to all those who made donations on the non-school uniform day. The contributions went towards the costs for sending these gifts abroad to children less fortunate than ourselves!
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Our trip to Prestbury Library
Seahorse class were really lucky to get the opportunity to visit the library again last week and meet a therapy dog called Joey! The children were shown how to be respectful around dogs and how to listen to owners advice when asking to stroke their dog. The children had a go at giving some commands, such as sit, paw, lie down, and then giving Joey a treat as a reward. It was a fantastic trip and something we are hoping to do again soon.
Tuesday 10th October 2017
A busy week in Seahorses
This term has been busy for Seahorses, we are really enjoying our topic ‘Superheroes’ and the boys have been creating some fantastic Pop Art creating work in the style of Julian Opie, Roy Lichtenstein and now Andy Warhol. The class is looking fantastic with all their hard work.
We have also been lucky to have a couple of trips. We went to Slimbridge Wetlands centre where we were given some bird food and fed some of the geese from our hands! Miss Mills was a bit worried but bravely tried to feed some geese. We also saw three otters who were out lounging on their favourite log. We then did some pond dipping and found pond skaters, water boatmen and lots of female (silver) fish. We struggled to catch the male (red) ones, we think they were hiding. We finished the trip by stepping over some stepping stones. Luckily no one fell in!
We also went to the local library where the boys met the librarian and learnt how to find books by different authors. We searched for some letters too which made up the name of a character from a book - Timmy! The non-fiction section had some weird and wonderful facts. All the boys that visited were able to take a book out which they are keeping safe in their drawers at school. A really lovely term so far.
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Today Seahorses and Starfish had their reward trip for those boys who had earned enough points throughout the term. We went to Cineworld in Cheltenham to watch the new Lego Nijago film. It was fantastic. The special effects were amazing. The boys were all given some popcorn and sweets to enjoy throughout the film, although I think these had been devoured in the first 5 minutes. All boys had a fantastic time and were extremely well--behaved. Well done to all.
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Seahorses have started their new class topic of Superheroes this term. The boys started the term with doing lots of creative things to make our classroom look more interesting. We have made some cityscapes, superhero masks and superheroes out of pegs. We also had a superhero fancy dress party!
In English we have been looking at onomatopoeia which are words that sound like the sound it makes e.g. BOOM! BANG! CRASH! SPLASH! We have made some really interesting posters on PowerPoint and also some onomatopoeia poems. Some boys also made their poems with alliteration too where words start with the same letter. Here are some examples:
Crunch cat food by Luke
Zoom goes the zebra
Pop goes the panda
Crash goes the car
Pow goes the penguin by Matthew
Tuesday 27th June 2017
Pirate adventures in Seahorses
As part of our pirate topic Seahorses have been learning how to write descriptive sentences using adjectives and positional language to describe their settings. They then created a pirate character and a wanted poster. They have done a fantastic job and we are looking forward to writing our pirate adventure stories soon.