Class Newsletters:

Autumn Term 2021 Dolphin Class Newsletter
Spring Term 2022 Dolphin Class Newsletter
Summer Term 2022 Dolphin Class Newsletter

Curriculum Maps:

Autumn 2021 Curriculum Map
Spring 2022 Curriculum Map
Summer 2022 Curriculum Map

PM Sessions 2021-22 - Yearly Overview

Dolphin Class 2021-22


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!*

Dolphin Class Timetable

Key Information

* PE lessons take place on a Tuesday afternoon.
*Homework is uploaded to Class Dojo every Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday.
* Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 take part in daily phonics sessions.
* Reading books are sent home for Reception and Year 1pupils, 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...


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;
 Acrostic 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 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;
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 - Traditional Tales

Our Autumn Term topic is Traditional Tales! Our Topic lessons always include cross-curricular links to Science, RE, Writing, Art, Music, Drama and Maths.

Our focus books for Autumn term are:

- The Gingerbread Man
- The Three Little Pigs
- Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Jack and the Beanstalk

We made some multi-sensory playdough using ground ginger and mixed spice to roll out and make our own. gingerbread men!


We worked in teams during one of our Topic lessons to design strong houses for the Three Little Pigs! Once we had finished and labelled our designs, we constructed the houses and tested them to see if they were strong enough to house the 3 little pigs and not be blown down!

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


Spring Term - Dinosaurs!

This term, our topic in Dolphin Class is dinosaurs!

Our focus books for Spring term are:

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!

Summer Term - Food for Thought!

This term, our topic in Dolphin Class is food!

Our focus books for Summer term are:

- 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.

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!


Our renovated Outdoor Area!

School Parliament 2021-22

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

Golden Time!

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. 


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.