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Welcome to Dolphins

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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Summer Term 2019-20

 

Rainforests

 

This engaging topic will introduce children to rainforests around the world. They will learn what they are, where they are, what they contain and who lives there.

Children will discover key information about the world of  rainforests. Learn through a range of challenges such as creating a Senses Journey, completing a rainforest word definition game, generating a question and answer display and making a 3D version of a rainforest. 

 

Key Information Recall Facts for Geography

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

 

  • The reason it is called 'rain'forest is because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year.
  • Rainforests have at least an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches (254 centimeters)
  • There are 4 main layers in a rainforest: undergrowth, understorey, canopy and emergent layer. 
  •   There are two types of rainforest: Temperate and Tropical. 
  • There are as many 30 million species of plants and animals that live in Tropical Rainforests. 
  • An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
  • Rainforests cover only 6% of the Earth's surface. 

 

 

Key Information Recall Facts for Science

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

 

Plants

 

  • The main things plants need to grow are: temperature, light, water, oxygen and nutrients (food).
  • Carbon dioxide, water and light are all needed for photosynthesis to take place. 
  • Photosynthesis happens in the leaves of a plant.
  • The movement of water in plants is called 'transpiration'. 
  • Plants are living things known as organisms. 
  • Plants provide humans with food, fiber, shelter, medicine and fuel. 

 

 

 

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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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