Meet the staff :
The Dolphin Class is taught by Mrs Tanner, and supported by Mrs Robinson.
We are a mixed aged class of Year 2 and Year 3.
Our topics this term is
'The Great Fire of London'
Be gripped by this significant historic event from the 17th Century! We will learn about the Great Fire of London through actions and story maps. We will contrast fire-safety from the past with today. We will study the buildings of the period and have a go at creating our own buildings.
We will be enthused by the famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, and write diary entries of our own.
Learn about the food of the time and bake bread.
During the Autumn Term, the children will be using our Talk for Writing Skills to learn about the Great Fire of London and write our own Non-chronological about the events leading up to, during and after. We will perform and write poetry using 'Choral Speaking' which will grip and inspire the children. We will then write adventure stories about how people might have escaped The Great Fire of London - how did they manage it? What barriers did they come across? What happened once the fire had been controlled and put out?
This term, Year 3 children will have PE on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
On Monday afternoons, Year 2 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 and 3 will need to complete at least TWO activities 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.
Year 3 children, will start to learn the 4 and 8 times table.
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:
Active Lives Survey
National survey that the government uses to measure national physical activity and sport.
One parent of each Y2 child is asked to also complete the Active Lives Survey.
Please click on the link to complete (it should only take about 10-15 min)