Dolphins

Meet the Dolphin Team

Teacher

Miss Lauren Cook

Ms. Caron Maddison (PPA & Management Cover - every Thursday)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Sally Fletcher (Monday - Friday mornings, Monday & Thursday afternoons)

Mrs Sarah Mizon (Monday - Friday mornings, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons)

Mrs Claire Moleton (Teaches Y4 maths groups - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday morning)

Mrs Angela Gartland (Teaches Y3 Science lessons on a Monday afternoon)



Class Information

PE Days

  • In Term 5, we have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning.

Please ensure your child wear school uniform to school in the morning and has their PE kit in school for the term, so that they can change in school. Their PE kit should include the following items:

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non-marking trainers

Woodland

  • Woodland sessions will now be termly. You will informed in advance on Google Classroom and via the office when our Woodland day will be.

  • Term 6's Woodland date will be: Friday 9th July 2021

  • Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing for the setting and the weather.

  • If it is raining, please ensure your child brings wellies into a plastic bag to change into after lunch.

Term 6 Timetable

Dolphins' school day begins at 8.30am with an early morning task and our day ends at 3.15pm.

We have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Our Woodland Day this term will be on Friday 9th July 2021

The timetable may vary slightly week to week due to additional activities/assemblies. An updated timetable will be uploaded to Google Classroom on a Friday for the following week.

Homework is set on Friday on Google Classroom and due in the following Thursday. If you have any problems accessing Google Classroom or Mangahigh, please contact Miss Cook.

Generic Term 6 Timetable.docx

What does provision look like for those with additional needs in Dolphins class?

Outlined in the document below are the waves of provision we use to support children with additional needs. Support is tailored to each individual and provided as needed, with or without a diagnosis. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns about your child, their needs or the provision in class. You can find further information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page on our website. This is where you will find our vision for SEND pupils, and our SEND information report which outlines what we as a school can offer.

Website provision map KS2 (2) (1).docx

Term 6 Learning Journey: Kindness - how do I pass it forward?

Through our key question this term, we will be exploring kindness, particularly focusing on the importance of 'passing it forward' to others. We will discuss this through one of our key texts, 'The Tin Forest', as well as RSHE when we think about our relationships and living in the wider world. This text also ties in with our Science unit this term, which is plants. In PE, we will continue to follow Real PE and Real Gym, focusing on Health and Fitness.

Our second key text this term 'Anglo Saxon Boy' links to our other main driver, which is History. Through the text and our History lessons, we will understand who the Anglo-Saxons were and be able to show chronological understanding of their place in history. We will then use a range of sources to explore Anglo-Saxon settlements, law and justice. Our artwork this term will be inspired by Monet's landscape work and we will be developing our skills of using acrylic paints to create an Anglo-Saxon settlement.

Term 6 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview

Yr3&4 Term 6 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2021.pptx
Programming-getting-better-KO.pdf

Term 5 Learning Journey: Is there Strength in Weakness?

This term, we will explore the huge potential of recognizing, naming and using our own weaknesses to develop greater strengths.

As the curriculum driver for our learning journey is PE, we will combine physical challenges with our ability to acknowledge, name and analyse our own perceived weaknesses, then plan strategies to use these to develop strengths.

How can our perceived weaknesses play to our advantage?

Our English text for term 5 is called 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell and we will be using this to develop our reading skills in RIC and to stimulate our written work in English. Through the text, we will experience the adventures of a group of 3 young children who are stranded in the vast Amazonian rainforest, at the mercy of nature.

Our foundation subjects will link to this text and also the themes of compassion, team work and failure. Our context for Geography will be fieldwork but we will be focusing on RSHE and PE when discussing our learning journey question mainly.

Term 5 Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum Overview

Year 3&4 Term 4 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview term 5 2021.pptx.pdf
My-Very-Own-Game-KO (2).pdf

Homework

Homework is set every Friday on Google Classroom and will be due in the following Thursday. The homework folder can be found under the 'Classwork' tab.

There are two sheets for homework:

  • Reading record - please record what you have read and how often you have read on the Google Doc. We encourage children to read at least five times a week either independently (aloud or in their head) or aloud with an adult.

  • Activities - there will be spellings to learn and timetables to practise. In addition to this, there will be either a RIC (reading) or SPAG task.

  • Mangahigh - Children to login and complete the Manga High task set by your teacher. They should aim to complete the task three times. The children's logins can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.

  • Lexia - if your child has a Lexia account, please ensure they are accessing this regularly at home. Their login can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.

Please do let the class teacher know if you require a paper copy.

We ask that you send in a photo of the work instead of a paper copy to reduce the number of items coming into school.

Websites to support your child at home

Previous Knowledge Organisers

Year 3&4 Term 4 Knowledge Organiser.pptx
Year 3 Term 3 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview pptx
Year 4 Term 2 KO & Curriculum Overview.pptx
Year 3 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview pptx


Years 3 & 4 Term 1 KO Frontiers.pdf