Dolphins

Meet the Dolphin Team

Teacher

Miss Lauren Cook

Teaching Assistants

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

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

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



Class Information

PE Days

  • In Term 4, we have PE on a Monday afternoon.

Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

Woodland Afternoon

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

  • 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.

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 4 Learning Journey - How Can I Make a Difference?

This term, we will uncover the true story of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian king, and the 20th century explorer, Howard Carter, who found him through this beautifully illustrated non-fiction text ‘The Story of Tutankhamun’, which is written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck.


This story is written in three parts: part one explores the early life of Tutankhamun and his untimely death; the second part focuses on Howard Carter’s discovery of the Pharaoh's tomb and the final instalment reveals what the discovery tells us about the Ancient Egyptian world.


We will use these rich texts to teach grammar objectives, develop our reading skills in RIC and write an informative biography and a narrative.


At the end of this term, we will also explore different types of poetry.


For more information about our learning, please read the Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum overview below.

Year 3&4 Term 4 Knowledge Organiser.pptx

Term 3 Learning Journey - How do we find the truth?

Our rich text for "How do we find the truth?" is:

The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes

Our Learning Journey focus this term is on History, and we are exploring local and world events during World War II.

The children will connect to this major historical event through the eyes and lives of evacuees from the London Blitz, and Lenny's story is a warm, inspiring starting point for their reading, writing and further research.

We will extend their learning to explore local history, people of note, the home front and a timeline of the key world-wide events.

We will explore the concept of "truth" and its importance by discussing the Home Front, Propaganda posters and how people were persuaded to join in the war effort through small actions in their homes.

Through the eyes of Lenny, a young boy evacuated from London to the country, the children will experience what it was like to be a child at times of tremendous hardship, and how to find small positive things even in most difficult circumstances.

For more information about our learning, please read the Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum overview below.

Year 3 Term 3 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview pptx

Knowledge Organiser - Term 2: What Are We Saving For?

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

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.

Term 2 Learning Journey: What are we saving for?


This term, we will be using 'Wilderness Wars' in our English lessons to stimulate a range of written styles and explore Year 3 and Year 4 grammar objectives.

Read the blurb below:

What if nature fights back?

When her father’s construction work takes Em’s family to the uninhabited island of Skelsay, she is excited, but also a little uneasy. Soon Em, and her friend Zac, realise that the setbacks, mishaps and accidents on the island point to something altogether more sinister: the wilderness all around them has declared war.

Danger lurks everywhere. But can Em and Zac persuade the adults to believe it before it’s too late?

Term 1 Learning Journey: Frontiers

"The past is another country: they do things differently there." - LP Hartley

Our rich text for "Frontiers" is "The Secret Kingdom"

by Barb Rosenstock.

We are exploring the dramatic life journey of Nek Chand, Indian outdoors artist, through the dramatic times of the separation of India and Pakistan. His refuge from the trauma of war and separation was to create the incredible Rock Garden of Chandigarh, using using reclaimed materials from the city.

We are making a parallel with our own experiences of lockdown, separation and rebuilding connections.

Websites to support your child at home