Dolphin

Welcome to Dolphin Class.

Pupils in Dolphin Class have enjoyed their first day back at school today. For Jack, Finn, Alyssa, Soul and Presian it’s been fun to be back with old friends. For Jimmy, Sophie and Alisha it has been a chance to meet new friends and get to know a new classroom and new staff. A special ‘we are glad to have you in Dolphin Class’ from all the grown- ups.

We began the day by singing our good morning song to everyone and introducing ourselves to one another. Dolphin’s are super at singing and signing so well done everyone! We also thought about how to describe ourselves with some help from the grown ups!!

Delightful

Original

Lively

Playful

Happy

Intelligent

Natural

Super

As part of our getting to know you day- we made playdough and had lots of fun exploring the different ingredients and then rolling and molding the dough. Alyssa really enjoyed seeing how much flour she could cover everyone with! Jimmy showed great concentration skills and Sophie followed the instructions well. Jack with encouragement used the spoon to stir the ingredients and decided it wasn’t that bad and came back to taste the playdough. Finn just couldn’t get enough he was thoroughly engaged. Soul and Presian were at first reluctant to touch the sticky dough but Alisha didn’t hesitate and put both hands in!   

Then we had some choosing time and this was a chance to get to know what everyone likes to do and also to find out where games and toys are kept. All that adds up to make Dolphins Class and we are looking forward to another exciting year.

Roll up , Roll up Dolphin Circus has started!

Dolphin class have had a very busy start to our summer term learning all about the circus. We have enjoyed reading our Animal Circus Book and learning all about the different animals and their circus tricks through exploration of props. We especially liked learning about the elephants and even had a go at throwing rings over their trunks and squirting water.

We have been learning about shops in Geography. First we practised exchanging our money for exciting choosing items at our class ‘Big Top Shop’. Then we put our skills into action and walked to our local shop to buy a packet of crisps. Which we enjoyed eating on the bench in the sunshine with our friends.

Kayaking is one of Dolphins favourite activities and we have been twice this term. Jack, Finn, Soul and Charlie all enjoyed laying on the middle of the kayak and watching the water through the mesh. While Presian, Finlay and Noah found it funny when they were splashed by the other kayaks! We cannot wait to go again next term.

A Box Full Of Treasure

Dolphins have really enjoyed their Pirate topic this term. We have been very busy and have used several pirate books in English, it’s been fun reading and exploring these texts. In maths we have been learning new counting songs and have experimented with capacity when using water. Through our geography and art lessons we made a range of treasure maps, staining the maps with tea to make them look old. We then used these maps and went on an adventure, finding a box full of treasure was a fantastic end to our term. We hope you all have a great Christmas holiday and look forward to seeing the pupils back in January.

Dolphin class have had a pirate packed half term.

In English we have been looking at two books, ‘Pirates’ and ‘The Pirates Journey’. From these books we have learnt what Pirates wear and use and have all had the opportunity to explore different Pirate clothes and related objects such as swords, hooks, eye patches and treasure chests.

In Maths we have been practising our pouring skills and making different flavoured Pirate juice. We have been working on choosing what colour juice we would like, who we would like to make it for and whether we want to be a good pirate and give them a full cup or trick them and give them an empty one.

History is one of Dolphins most popular lessons. We have enjoyed dressing up as pirates and exploring different ways that they find treasure. We found having a sword fight with Justine very funny but sieving through the sand to find the coins was our favourite.