Welcome to Zebra Class
Zebra Class is a mixed Key Stage One and Two class with 5 wonderful children.
The Teacher is Louise and the Teaching Assistants are Mel and Chloe.
We also have a class mascot. His name is Ziggy and the children are very fond of him.
Tuesday - Swimming
Friday - PE
Our topic this term is 'Colours'.
Continuing with our story, we've been learning lots of new signs from the story, 'Whatever Next!'
Can you show your families at home what you've been practising?
Literacy - 'Whatever Next!'
Our new story is called, 'Whatever Next!' We listened to the story where bear has a picnic on the moon. We pretended we were bear and tried all of the yummy
We loved our Christmas disco, where we danced and played games for prizes. Afterwards, we had some yummy part food too!
We loved visiting Tweddle farm to see Santa in his Grotto. We had fun on the tractor ride and we fed the sheep. We told Santa what we would like for Christmas and we loved exploring his magical grotto.
We loved going shopping in Lidl. We bought lots of Christmas goodies and enjoyed eating them back in school.
We really enjoyed our Christmas dinner, it was delicious! The adults were so proud of the children for tasting new foods.
We loved watching Red Riding Hood. We laughed, danced and sang along.............Oh yes we did!
We loved taking part in the Christmas Play. We sang 'Santa got stuck up the chimney.
We had lots of fun buying gifts and playing games at the Fayre. Some of the children were lucky and won a prize too.
Special visit from the Christmas donkey's
We loved our visit from the Christmas donkey's, Bandit and Hobo.
We found out what they eat and where they live.
We asked them to send a special message to Santa for us too!
R.E - The Christmas story
We loved learning about the Christmas story and dressing up as different people. We talked to each other about who we were and what part we played.
Art - Christmas tree decorations.
We chose clay to make our Christmas tree decorations. We rolled out a ball and used tools, such as a rolling pin and cutters to make our special decorations. We chose lots of shapes and talked about them and why they are special for this time of year.
Wintery weather - Geography
After a really cold and windy weekend, there was a lot of damage in and around school.
We looked at how the weather had changed the appearance of the school and felt, looked at and played with the ice. We even pretended to ice skate across the playground.
We had lots of fun as you can see!
Design technology - Festive baking
We were feeling very festive and decided to make some mince pies and Christmas cookies. We choose our own cutters and used our gross and fine motor skills to mix, measure and pour the ingredients.
We smelt and tasted spices and enjoyed taking turns during the lesson.
Bear hunt and Teddy bears picnic
We loved bringing our bears in from home and showing them to our friends.
Our bears went missing in school so we went on a bear hunt and thankfully we found them all.
We enjoyed having a tea party with our bears. The bears had lovely manners and are welcome to come back to Zebra class anytime.
Hartlepool Historic Quay
Today, as a treat for doing so well in our assembly, we went to the museum to find more colours and play on the boat.
We tried costumes on and talked to each other about all of the displays. We had lots of fun.
P.E - Dancing
Every Friday we go into the hall and dance with our dance teacher. We really enjoy learning new techniques and ways to use our bodies to move.
We love being bunnies and moving around the hall, listening to the teacher as we go.
Design technology- Bear cakes
We love going into the cookery room, but today it was extra special as we made bear cakes!
We used our skills to pour, measure and mix the ingredients together. After they had cooked, we choose our own chocolates, talking about the shapes of the ears and eyes to decorate the cake. They were delicious!
Bear Sees Colours at Seaton Carew
We took Bear from our new story, 'Bear Sees Colours,' to Seaton Carew to find colours in the environment. We helped him find lots of colours in the play area and near the beach. We also played a game with bear, running to the coloured door that was called out. We think bear loved his colour adventure and we would love to take him out again with our Zebra friends.
We have learnt lots about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate bonfire night. We have made some beautiful fireworks pictures and used our bodies to make sounds like fireworks.
Today was our first celebration assembly. We got a good as gold sticker for working hard all week and one of us even got the Wonderful award! Well done everyone!
We have been learning about Autumn and the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Ward Jackson Park to look for signs of Autumn. We found lots of different coloured leaves and we made a leaf pictogram. We also found lots of conkers and pine cones.
In Maths we have been learning about numbers up to 5. We have been making different quantities up to 5 and practising our fine motor skills by picking different objects up using tweezers.
We enjoyed visiting Summerhill. We took turns on the play equipment and we had lots of fun with our friends.
For Halloween, we had lots of fun. We made spider cakes, had a spooky party and even visited Tweddle's farm to see the pumpkins and the scary decorations.
We had a surprise visit from Maisie, the therapy dog in her special costume and helped brush and walk her around the school.
We had so much fun!
We have had lots of fun over the past few weeks learning about Colours and Elmer. We have also loved getting to know each other too and exploring the different places in and around school.
We enjoyed making elephant biscuits and decorating them with different coloured icing.
We developed our fine motor skills by making a 3d Elmer from a milk carton and coloured squares.
We learned lots of different rhymes and songs about elephants and we love performing them with our friends.
One of our favourite places in school is 'Soft Play'. We love getting active, socialising with our friends and developing our gross motor skills.
We also love the school pool and developing our water confidence.