Mrs Kidson is the Teacher in Dolphin Class. Our class is made up of 9 Nursery, 6 Reception & 7 Year 1 pupils.
*Take a look at our Nursery page to find out more about the provision we offer at ISP!*
This year, we have 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.
Our topic this Autumn Term is Traditional Tales! 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;
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 year. 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;
Addition and subtraction;
Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s;
Weight and capacity;
2D and 3D shapes.
This term, our topic in Dolphin Class is dinosaurs!
- Ian Whybrow - Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
- Jane Yolan – How Do Dinosaurs.... series of books
- Claire Freedman - Dinosaurs Love Underpants
- Caryl Hart – How to Grow a Dinosaur
- Tony Mitton - Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus
- Ian Whybrow – Harry and the Dinosaurs go to the Museum
We have covered all aspects of the curriculum whilst exploring our topic, linking our learning to Maths, Science, writing, reading, Music and Art/Craft.
Take a look at some photos of us working hard throughout this term!
This term, our topic in Dolphin Class is food!
- How Do Animals Give Us Food? – Linda Staniford
- Where Do Vegetables Come From? – Linda Staniford
- Where Does Fruit Come From? – Linda Staniford
- Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Brown
- Pass the Jam, Jim – Kaye Umansky
- The World in Your Lunchbox – Clare Eamer
- Supermarket Zoo – Caryl Hart
- The Selfish Crocodile – Faustin Charles
Dolphin Class pupils had the opportunity to participate in multiple yoga sessions in Spring Term, we worked on our focus, concentration and balance during these sessions.
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!
At ISP, we have a School Parliament representative in each year group. Here are the respresentatives for Nursery, Reception and Year 1!
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 in our whole school praise assembly!
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.