Meet the staff :
The Dolphin Class is taught by Miss Kinver, and supported by Mrs Robinson.
We are a mixed aged class of Year 1 and Year 2.
We are pleased to welcome Miss Taylor to Dolphins Class this term. Miss Taylor is P.G.C.E, final placement, student teacher at Plymouth University and she will be teaching alongside Miss Kinver.
Our topics this term is
'What's it like to live in Africa?'
Throughout the term we are going to explore and compare contrasting destinations in the UK and Kenya. Children will use geographical vocabulary to describe the location, physical and human features and landmarks of these places.
We will be thinking about the different cultures and what it is like to live in Kenya as a child.
The children will get a chance to create African inspired jewellery, draw and paint African art and have a go at making traditional African food.
During the Summer Term, the children will be using our Talk for Writing Skills to learn stories from different cultures "Handa's Surprise". Children will be using actions to help them remember the story. After that, think about what it is like to live in Africa as a child. Finally, children will get the chance to create their story, thinking about what fruit different animals might take.
Later on in the term, the children will be looking at poems relating to animals. We will explore the poem Jump and Jiggle and Animals Kennings.
This term, children will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
On Tuesday afternoon Dolphins Class will enjoy Outdoor Learning led by Mrs Butterworth.
On Friday afternoon, the children have the chance to choose a library book to take home and share.
At the beginning of each half term the children in Year 2 will need to complete at least TWO activities from the grid and the children in Year 1 to complete at least ONE activity from the grid. Written work must be presented neatly in your homework book. Creative work can be presented in any way of your choosing. Homework will be discussed on Fridays, but it will not be necessary to bring in the work until the date on the sheet.
Please find the homework link below:
We will also spend weekly spellings home every Friday which will be tested on Thursday morning. This will include 6 spellings.
Alongside our daily maths sessions, Year 1 children will be beginning to learn their times tables. We will start with the two times table. This will be in the form of chanting whilst following written multiplication number sentences:
1x2=2 ("one lot of two is two")
2x2=4 ("two lots of two are four")
12x2=24 ("twelve lots of two are twenty-four")
We will then look into the 5s and 10s times table.
Year 2 children, will continue to learn the 2s, 5s and 10s and will be introduced to the 3 times table throughout the year.
Here are some fun websites to play on
to practice key skills taught in class:
The ones below will help you practice for your SATs: