Dolphins

Dolphins Class Year 1
Welcome to our class page
This half term our topic is based on the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The homework for this half term is to learn, by heart, a new poem and then perform it to the class. The children can add props and actions if they wish.  Please let Mrs Pratt or Mrs Andrews know when they are ready to perform.
Thank you for your support with their homework.
 
Have you heard this story before?
 
Who do you think was the most foolish, Jack or the Giant?
 
What would you have done with the beans?
 
Can you think of your own ending to this story?
In geography we will be learning how to use maps. 
 
Watch these short videos about maps. 
Wednesday is wonder Wednesday, the children wonder what Mrs Andrews will bring in. The idea is for children to experience the 'awe and wonder' of the world around them, to question, explore and experiment. So far the children have explored hedgerow seeds, leaves and fruits, conkers, acorns, fossils, shells and a roe deer skull. They have planted potatoes and watched and listened to three toads visiting the classroom. They have explored the wings and feathers of a pheasant. They have tasted figs, pomegranates, persimmons, chocolate (although they had to do lots of division calculations first!)
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You may change your child's reading book as often as you like. It is always good to read a variety of books so don't feel you have to only read and record the school reading scheme. Please do not change your  child's stage without having a chat with us first.
Thank you
Remember outdoor  PE kits
in school all week.
Please keep a pair of wellies in school all week so the children can wear them if we go outside and for walk and talk when we go on the grass.
Power Write
Each Wednesday the children will complete a piece of writing on their own, increasing in length as their confidence and skills grow over the year. On the Tuesday you will receive an e-schools letter to let you know the subject. We ask you to talk to your child so they are ready with some ideas. If there is no e-message on Tuesday then you do not need to prepare your child. 
In Science we will be learning about growing plants. Have a look at these pictures and videos. 
Homework
To achieve the end of year one expectations children should be able, amongst other things, to do the following. If you wish to do extra work at home with your child you may want to use these. Please remember that children all progress at different rates and that some children did not achieve all the early learning goals in Reception and therefore would not necessary be expected to achieve all the year 1 objectives. If this was the case then they may find the following too challenging to complete but could be working towards some of them.
Thank you for all your support with the holiday diaries.
 
  • Spell numbers one to twenty
  • Count backwards from 100
  • Count in 2's and 5's
  • Know which numbers add to make 20
  • Tell the time to the hour and half hour
  • Recognise coins
  • Find halves and quarters of shapes, numbers and quantities