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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 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.

This half-term we have Inspiration Tree on Tuesdays afternoons. Please ensure your child has both an indoor and outdoor P.E. kit in school.

 

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.

 

Maths

 

In Maths this half-term we have been learning about money, multiplication and division. 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiplication and Division

 

The children have been using concrete apparatus to explore multiplication and division by making equal groups and organising them into arrays. They were then able to demonstrate their understanding as number sentences using the correct symbol.

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Money

 

The children can now recognise coins and notes and use the correct symbols for pounds and pence. They have learned how to combine amounts to make a given value and challenged themselves through solving problems involving money and giving change. At snack time, the children enjoyed paying for their fruit and vegetables using their newly acquired skills!

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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 are learning key skills in order to write a narrative based on ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Ronald Dahl. Check back here soon to see our sentence stacker filled with the children’s incredible ideas.

Spring Term 1

 

This half-term our topic was 'Feathers, Fur and Fins'. The children have learned lots of key skills through Geography, Science and Art. From locating animals around the world to investigating mini-beasts in their micro-habitats!

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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. 

Autumn 2

 

Last half-term our topic was 'Toy Story'.

We took part in a D&T project and created our very own piece of playground equipment, as well as exploring different toys and their materials.

We thoroughly enjoyed Victorian Day' where we were transported to the past and recreated the experiences of a Victorian child (and the toys they played with!)

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.  

Autumn 1

 

Our first topic this academic year 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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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.

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