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Dolphins

Welcome to Dolphin’ Class!

Class Teacher: Mrs Shaw

 

 

Welcome to Year 2

 

Welcome to the Dolphins class.
Join in our learning!

 

General Information

 

Home Readers

We aim to read with the children as a guided group at least once a week to aid in word recognition and phonic skills. We then read as a whole class each day to develop stamina for reading. The children also take part in written comprehension and inference to develop understanding.

 

Phonics and Spelling

The children are streamed into phonics groups based on their phonic level. They will then receive and be quizzed on specific spellings based on their learning that week.

 

Mental Maths

The children will also receive Maths Homework with their spellings each week. We encourage parents to practice specific Maths skills as they will also be quizzed on these once a week.

 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is usually on a Thursday afternoon however this half-term we are fortunate enough to have Inspiration Tree on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has both an indoor and outdoor P.E. kit for these days. 

 

Library

Our current slot is on a Thursday afternoon. We are currently looking for a parent helper to assist us with Library. If you feel you can spare some of your time, please come and speak to myself or Mrs Irvine.

 

Our Learning

English

In English, we have been writing effective sentences to form a story based on 'Building Boy' by Ross Montgomery. Here are some examples of the children's ideas that are showcased on our classroom display.

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Maths

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 In Maths we have been learning about measurement! The children have been learning about how time and length are measured. They have had great fun using lots of practical resources to support their learning. After the half-term holidays the children will be exploring weight, mass, capacity and temperature.

 

Science

In science the children have been exploring materials and their uses. They took part in an investigation to see which material was the most absorbent and come up with their very own hypothesis. As you can see lots of fun was had and the tables got very wet!

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On a Friday the children are allowed to bring in a book of choice for our weekly Reading Challenge. This is to help build stamina for reading.

The children have been fortunate enough to create community links with Larchfield Manor. They played games and had great fun with some of the elderly. 

To end our topic 'Animal Magic', Zoolab came to visit with lots of different African animals from the rainforest. The children were able to hold most of the animals including an African land snail, a millipede, a python, a rat and a tarantula called Luna! 

Our Weekly Timetable

We still have spaces for September 2019. Give us a ring to make an appointment to have a look around on 01423 871036
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