Meet the staff :
The Dolphin Class is taught by Miss Kinver, and supported by Miss Cox.
We are a mixed aged class of Year 1 and Year 2 and often work along side the year 1 children in the Elephants Class.
During the Summer term, the children will use their Talk for Writing skills to learn the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. The children will make imaginative changes to the story ideas and then use the structures of the original version to create their own.
Later on in the term, the children will be looking at non-fiction texts; persuasive texts.
Our topics this term is 'Whats growing in our gardens?'
Throughout this topic, we will be exploring how we have so many beautiful plants growing in our gardens and school grounds. The children will learn about significant people and what makes a person significant in history.
If they could ask a question to a significant person what would it be?
They will enhance their knowledge and understanding of what is growing in their area and will have the opportunity to prepare, sow and look after vegetables and fruits in our raised beds.
Linking our learning with outdoor education, the children will also learn names of common plants, including garden plants, wild plants and trees.
In music the children will explore what a beat and rhythm is linking these songs and rhymes to the growth of seeds, flowers and other plants.
This term, the children will experience dance activities in PE on Monday afternoon and on Friday mornings. However as the weather is starting to become warmer and brighter we encourage the children to be outside at every opportunity, therefore please make sure the children are fully prepared for this.
On a Wednesday afternoon the class are very lucky to be taught music by Mrs Wilmott.
On Thursday mornings Year 1 enjoy forest school led by Miss Hicks the year 2 on Friday mornings.
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 will 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 5 spellings and a challenge word.
Dolphins Class Bear!
Sparkle and his adventures...
Each week, Sparkle will go with a different child from Dolphins class to see what adventures they get up to.
Sparkle goes home with a diary where these adventures can be logged through photos, drawings and writing.
Sparkle will go home every Wednesday to be brought back in the following Tuesday so we can hear what Sparkle has been doing.
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: