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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 individually at least once a week to aid in word recognition and phonic skills. We then read as a whole class each day to develop reading for fluency, reading for knowledge and reading for pleasure.

 

Phonics and Spelling

All children participate in daily phonic sessions where they will learn specific spelling rules as well as recapping previously learnt sounds. 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.

Each child also has a PurpleMash login. This resource has lots of fantastic maths games that can aid in the development of mental arithmetic. 

 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is on a Friday. 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 Parr.

 

Our Learning

 

Last half-term our topic was 'This is Me!'

We were so lucky to have lots of experiences that link to both our English and Science work. At the beginning of the term the children had a fantastic talk from one of our children's parents Simon Fogerty. He is an Orthopedic Consultant and talked to the children about his job, as well as showing the children how to fix 'broken' arm using plaster of Paris!

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This Half-Term

 

This half-term our topic is 'Toy Story'

We are looking forward to starting our D&T project creating our own piece of playground equipment, as well as exploring toys and their materials.

We're extremely excited to have 'Victorian Day' where we will be transported to the past and recreating the experiences of a Victorian child (and the toys they play with!).

Maths

 

In Maths we have began our teaching block on addition and subtraction. The children are enjoying using lots of concrete resources to model their understanding before moving on to alternate representations using pictures and written methods. 

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Maths Week

 

For Maths week we asked the children if they could identify how Maths can play a part in every aspect of our lives. This included all the different subjects we teach in school. The children created their own Remembrance Day artwork, using their knowledge of shape and fractions. 

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English

 

In English, the children have been learning key skills to write a letter based on the story the 'Jolly Christmas Postman' By Janet and Allan Ahlberg. They came up with some fantastic ideas as you can see on our sentence stacker! They are looking forward to posting their letters and getting a response just in time for Christmas. 

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Larchfield Manor

 

The children had a great time at Larchfield Manor, playing games with the residents and drawing Autumnal pictures. It was lovely to see how the children interacted with the elderly and it was a fantastic experience for all.  

Wellbeing Day

 

We had a brilliant day focussing on Wellbeing and Mindfulness. The children took part in a yoga session as well as being coached in mindfulness. By the end of the day the children had learnt 5 key skills to keep a healthy body and mind: - Keep Active, Keep Healthy, Be mindful, Be greatful, Stay Connected. 

Reading

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.

Interested in visiting our school? We conduct regular small group tours. If you would like to join one, call 01423 871036 to arrange.
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