Class Newsletters:

Autumn Term 2022 Dolphin Class Newsletter
Spring Term 2023 Dolphin Class Newsletter
Summer Term 2023 Dolphin Class Newsletter

Curriculum Maps:

Autumn 2022 Curriculum Map
Spring 2023 Curriculum Map
Summer 2023 Curriculum Map

PM Sessions 2022-23 - Yearly Overview

Dolphin Class 2022-23


Miss Wright is the teacher in Dolphin Class with Mrs Casey supporting the children in Reception and Year 1.
Mrs Britton is the Nursery Lead and is supported by Miss Caldwell, our Early Years apprentice.
Our class is made up of 12 Nursery, 9 Reception & 7 Year 1 pupils.

*Take a look at our Nursery page to find out more about the provision we offer at ISP!*

Dolphin Class Timetable

Key Information

* PE lessons take place on a Tuesday afternoon for the whole class and Thursday afternoon for Year 1.
*The children also need to have a pair of sport shoes in school on Wednesday afternoon for the daily mile.
*Homework is uploaded to Class Dojo as a grid and one item is to be completed each weekend.
* Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 take part in daily phonics sessions.
* Reading books are sent home for Reception and Year 1 pupils, in reading folders which are checked daily and books changed as necessary.
* All Reception and Year 1 pupils read with an adult at least once a week in school.

Take a look at what we have been up to this academic year...


We have recently adopted a new approach to writing following the scheme 'Talk for Writing'. The children learn the story orally, incorporating actions and remembering repeated refrains. We work together to create story maps and retell the story through drama and song before moving onto various writing tasks linked to the focus story.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed focusing on a new book every 2/3 weeks and completing some amazing Literacy work linked to our topics.

We have done lots of writing! Some of our writing focuses include:
My Name is...
Letter formation and tricky word practice;
 List poems;
Guided Reading;
Story sequencing and story maps;
Non-fiction fact files and instructions;
Rhyming word work;
The children in Dolphin Class have put a lot of effort into their writing this term. They enjoy thinking of creative and unique ideas and are working extra hard on their letter formation!


Here we are working hard in our Talk for Writing/Guided Reading sessions!


During Autumn, Spring and Summer Term, we work on the following aspects of Numeracy:

Number recognition and number formation;
Size sequencing;
Addition and subtraction;
Place value;
Sharing/simple division;
Repeating patterns;
Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s;
Weight and capacity;
2D and 3D shapes.



We focus on a new topic every term. Within our topics, our learning is based around different Literary texts, changing every 2 weeks.

Autumn term - Is There Anybody Out There? (Space)

Our Autumn Term topic is Is There Anbody Out There? Our Topic lessons always include cross-curricular links to Science, RE, Writing, Art, Music, Drama and Maths.

Our focus books for Autumn term are:

- Whatever Next
- Aliens Love Underpants
- Under the Stars
- Blast Off
- How To Catch a Star


Spring Term - Julia Donaldson Literature (Our Local Area)

Our Spring Term topic is Julia Donaldson Literature. In which we will explore our local area, building types and landmarks.

Our focus books for Spring Term are:

-The Gruffalo
-What the Ladybird Heard
-The Smartest Giant in Town
--Tiddler the Fish
-The Everywhere Bear
-Room on the Broom



We worked in teams during one of our Topic lessons to design fantastic new brroms for the witch from Room on the Broom! Once we had finished and labelled our designs, we constructed the brooms out of a variety of materials.

The materials we used were:
- Sand
- Lego
- Bricks
- Junk-modelling materials.

Summer term - People Who Help us

  Our Summer Term topic is People Who Help Us. As aprt of this wwe will be exploring job roles, both current and historical, which the children may come across in day to day life. We will have the opportunity to learn about significant historical figures such as Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.

Our focus books for Summer Term are:

-The Hospital Dog
-Through The Night

Movin Monkees

Dolphin Class pupils had the opportunity to participate in multiple Movin Monkees sessions in Autumn Term, we worked on our focus, concentration and balance during these sessions.

The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in these sessions which were themed linked to our Space topic, Winter and Christmas. Having a snowball fight in the hall was a class favourite!


Dolphin Class thoroughly enjoy their PE lessons and have had the opportunity to take part in many outside opportunities such as fun events at Dowdales, Onside Sports and swimming lessons.


In RE this year, Dolphin Class have explored various areas of Christianity investigating big questions such as:

Who made the world?
Why does Christmas matter to Christians?
Why is the word 'God' so important to Christians?
Why do Christians put crosses in Easter Gardens?
What are Special Stories?

Through various mediums, Dolphin Class have learned about important aspects of Christianity and taken part in special services at St Peter's Church before Christmas and Easter.

Outdoor Learning!

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, take a look on our Facebook page for additional photos of this!


School Parliament 2022-23

At ISP, we have a School Parliament representative in each year group. Here are the respresentatives for Reception and Year 1!


Class Dojo Reward System

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;
Being helpful;
Completing homework;
Reading at home;
Challenging themselves;
Working hard;
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 in our whole school praise assembly!

Our Vision

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.