Dolphin Class are taught by Mrs Kidson and is made up of 12 Nursery and 16 Reception pupils.
*Take a look at our Nursery page to find out more about the provision we offer at ISP!*
Our topic this Spring Term is Superheroes! The children have thoroughly enjoyed focusing on a new book every 2 weeks and completing some amazing Literacy work linked to this!
We have done lots of writing! Some of our writing focuses include:
My Name is...
Letter formation and tricky word practice;
Under the Sea acrostic poems;
Rhyming word work;
The children in Dolphin Class have put a lot of effort into their writing this year. They enjoy thinking of creative and unique ideas and are working extra hard on their letter formation!
Here we are working hard in one of our Big Write/Big Talk sessions!
During Autumn, Spring and Summer Term, we have been working on the following aspects of Numeracy:
Number recognition and number formation;
Addition and subtraction;
Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s;
Weight and capacity;
2D and 3D shapes.
At ISP, we try to incorporate the outdoors into our learning as much as possible. We are so lucky to have our own outdoor provision seperate to the other large school playground used by the whole school. Our dedicated outdoor EYFS area has recently been improved greatly, keep a look out for additional photos of this on our Facebook page!
In September, we had a whole day dedicated to art! Miss Jackson (Art Subject Leader) organised the day, each class focused on a different artist and we completed various tasks linked to this.
In Dolphin Class, we began by learning about Wassily Kandinsky before experimenting with mixing colours.
Throughout the day, the children completed various activities including:
Circle art similar to Kandinsky's;
Using playdough to create circle designs;
A circle hunt both inside and out of the classroom.
Our focus in Science for Autumn Term was Animals Including Humans.
The children learnt about the 5 senses, thinking about the purpose of each one. We also focused on the human body, the children enjoyed labelling the human body on a display in our classroom!
Another aspect of Science we focused on during Autumn Term was habitats. The children explored many habitats around our school grounds belonging to different animals such as minibeasts and birds!
This term, we have been thinking deeply about friendship and our hopes for the future. The children created a wonderful display for the classroom, using their handprints and a beautiful quote to remind them about the importance of friendship.
Our Friendship Display...
Who Jesus is and how he is a special person to all Christians;
What is the Good News Jesus brings?;
The children are familiar with various Bible stories and parables including The Prodigal Son, The Lost Sheep & The Good Samaritan.
During Vesak, Buddhists remember the birth, enlightenment and passing away (Parinibbana) of the Buddha. Colourful lanterns and lights are a homage to the Buddha who illuminated the world by teaching the Noble Truth to attain enlightenment.
At ISP, we have a School Parliament representative in each year group. Here are the respresentatives for Nursery and Reception!
Every Friday, the children are awarded for all of their hard work throughout the week with Golden Time! During this time, they can explore many adult and child-led activities including painting, water and sand play, outdoor time, construction, craft and mark making opportunities, playdough and fine motor activities.
We use Class Dojo across the whole school at Ireleth St Peter's. The children can gain Dojo points for things such as:
Being well behaved;
Listening carefully to instructions;
Reading at home;
Staying on task.
The children work hard to gain points and every time they reach a multiple of 20, they choose a prize. When they reach 100 dojo points, they are awarded a special certificate and prize in our Praise Collective worship!
At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.
Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.