Dolphins

Meet the Dolphins' Team

Teacher

Miss Lauren Cook

Mrs Heidi Kingcome (PPA & Management Cover - every Monday)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Lucia Fleet (Monday - Thursday)

Mrs Sharon Powell (Monday - Friday)

Mrs Brigid Du Plessis also works with Dolphins teaching split maths on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Also supporting in our classroom

Mrs Lyn Broderick - Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Miss M - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

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.

Class Information

PE Days

  • In Term 3, we have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday afternoon.

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

  • plimsols or non-marking trainers

Woodland

  • Woodland sessions will now be termly. Our Woodland Day this half term is yet to be confirmed. The date will be added to Google Classroom and emailed to you by the office staff.

  • 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 3 Timetable

Generic Term 2 Dolphins Timetable.docx

Term 3 and 4 Key Dates

  • Wednesday 11th January – Team GB Athletes Visit

  • Thursday 9th February 2.30pm – Open afternoon

  • Thursday 9th February - End of Term 3

  • Friday 10th February - INSET Day

  • Monday 20th February - Start of Term 4

  • Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th February – Book Fair

  • Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day

Term 3 - Is sacrifice needed for the common good?

This term, we will be exploring our learning journey question through our English texts 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry and 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.


Geography is our key driver this term and our rich texts link perfectly to our topic of the Amazon and South America. Our wider curriculum subjects will also be linked to our learning journey question and/or our Geography unit where possible.


Please see our Knowledge Organisers and Termly Overviews below for more information.

Term 3 Knowledge Organisers & Termly Overview

YEAR 3 Term 3 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2022.pptx (1).pdf
YEAR 4 - Yr3&4 Term 3 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2023.pptx.pdf

Homework, including Sir Linkalot Login

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.

  • Spellings - Children will be asked to login into Sir Linkalot to practice their bundle of spelling words by re-watching animations, completing the quiz to find out their AlF and they can also complete a spelling crossword. Sir Linkalot can be accessed via the following website: app.sirlinkalot.org . You then need to use your login, which can be found on your homework google doc.

  • 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'.

  • Maths Fluency - links to times table videos and th

  • 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 Term's Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Overviews

Term 1 Learning Journey: Whose World Is It Anyway?

Term 1: Whose world is it anyway?

Each term our learning will be themed around a key question.

Our term 1 topic is called, 'Whose world is it anyway?' and we will be focusing on the themes of: Care/Stewardship/Sustainability/Faith.

Our Key Text: Song of the Dolphin Boy

A moving adventure about the impact of plastic pollution on our seas, and the campaigning power of friendship from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey

Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home.

But his new friends are in danger of being injured by the rubbish that floats out into the water - and now a supermarket is going to release thousands of balloons that could drift out to sea and cause even more damage. Desperate to help the dolphins, Finn goes to the Lighthouse Crew, a group of kids who have always left Finn out. Will they be able to set aside their differences to save the dolphins? And what will Finn discover about his past along the way?

Term 1 Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum Overview

YEAR 3 Term 1 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2022.pptx.pdf
YEAR 4 - Yr3&4 Term 1 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2022.pptx.pdf
My-Very-Own-Game-KO.pdf

Term 2 Learning Journey: What are the ingredients for change?

Through our rich text ‘Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse’ by Joe Todd-Stanton, we will be stepping back in time to Ancient Greece! We will be exploring this wonderful graphic novel in RIC, developing a range of reading skills, such as predicting, inferring, retrieving and summarising.


In English, we will use this text to inspire different styles of writing including a ‘Myth with a twist’ and a newspaper report. In the build up to these extended pieces of writing, we will revisit the use of fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases to add detail & description and how to use subordinate clauses to add detail or context. We’ll also be developing our use of nouns & pronouns for clarity as well as a range of punctuation including inverted commas for direct speech.



Our rich text and the 'myths with a twist' that we write will also link to our PSHE topic about stereotypes. We will tackle the common stereotype about mythical creatures and encourage our reader not to judge our mythical creature by its appearance.


Term 2 Knowledge Organisers and Termly Overviews

YEAR 3 Term 2 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2022.pptx.pdf
YEAR 4 Term 2 Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Overview 2022.pptx.pdf
Copy of My-Very-Own-Game-KO.pdf