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Welcome to Dolphins Class

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.

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Spring Term 2019-20

The Romans 

 

Be fascinated about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us.  Children will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and eventual conquest. The children will also look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building
of Roman roads and bathhouses. The children will also investigate Hadrian's Wall, examining how, where and why it was built. They will learn about the different features of the wall and use maps to determine its location. 

 

Key Information Recall Facts for History 

Will the children be able to recall the answer for these questions by the end term?

 

  • A Roman soldier would wear a helmet, body armour, two swords (Gladius and Pugio), a javelin and have a shield to protect themselves.
  • The Romans first invaded Britain in 55 BC.
  • The Romans brought to Britain a calendar, a census (the practice of counting a population and better vegetables.
  • Julius Caesar was a Roman politician who named himself dictator of the Roman Empire which lasted less than one year.
  • The Romans stayed in Britain for 400 years.  

 

 

Key Information Recall Facts for Science

Will the children be able to recall the answer for these questions by the end term?

 

Use of Everyday Materials -

Squash, bend, twist, stretch 

  • A property of material is something about it that we can measure, see or feel and helps us to decide whether or not it is the best material. 
  • Most materials have more than one property. 
  • Materials exist in three states: a solid, a liquid or a gas. 
  • Material can be changed from one state to another e.g heating them. 
  • Balls are made from different material depending on the use. 
  • Plastic is made from oil. 
  • Wool is an insulator and is used for making warm clothes and blankets. 

 

 

 

English

 

During the Spring term, the children will be writing instructions on 'How to be a Roman Soldier'. A lesson on gods and Roman religion will help the children to understand more about the culture and beliefs of Roman people, as well as the myths and legends we know today. The children will learn about the Roman Empire Julius Caesar and write an information text about him. The children will use their talk for writing skills to learn a story and write and then write their own story based on the life of either a Roman Soldier or life during the Romans. 

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Homework

 

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 8 spellings.

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Autumn Term 2019-20

'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. 

English

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? 

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Homework

 

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.

 

 

Times tables

 

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")

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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 and times table. 

 

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to practice key skills taught in class:

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