Meet the Dolphins' Team
Miss Lauren Cook & Mrs Heidi Kingcome (PPA & Management Cover - every Monday) until Friday 3rd March
Miss Kinsey (Monday & Tuesday) & Mr Varley (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) from Monday 6th March
Mrs Lucia Fleet (Monday - Thursday mornings & Monday afternoon)
Mrs Sharon Powell (Monday - Friday mornings)
Mrs Brigid Du Plessis also works with Dolphins teaching split maths on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Also supporting in our classroom
Miss M - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
Ms Chantelle Rice - Wednesday and Friday 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.
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
plimsols or non-marking trainers
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 5: What do plants do for us?
What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common? All these devices were created by the man known as the Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb and despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors. This term we will be developing our persuasive writing skills in the form of an advert selling Edison's world famous invention.
We will also be planning, drafting and editing a fictional narratie based on 'The Barnabus Project'.
In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan. This book gives us the opportunity to explore our PSHE theme of community further and develop our interpersonal skills.
Term 4 Timetable
Term 4 Key Dates
Monday 20th February - Start of Term 4
Thursday 23rd February - LKS2 Stunning Start - Mayan Workshop
Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th February – Book Fair
Thursday 2nd March - Strike Day - Dolphins Class will be open
Friday 3rd March – World Book Day
Wednesday 8th March - Quidditch Event
Friday 17th March – Comic Relief: Crazy Hair Day!
Tuesday 28th March & Thursday 30th March - Parents Evenings
Woodland Day - Date TBC
Term 4: How Do I Know Who To Trust?
This term, we will be exploring our learning journey question through our English text 'The Rain Player' by David Wisniewski. This text links to our History topic: Contrasting Civilisations: The Mayans. We will use this text to inspire two pieces of writing, including one to entertain and the other to persuade our reader.
Our key driver for this term is Art, focusing on painting landscapes in the style of Van Gogh. As part of this unit of work, we will also write a biography on Van Gogh's life in English.
Our wider curriculum subjects will also be linked to our learning journey question and/or our Art and History units where possible.
This term, we will also be undertaking RSHE in addition to PSHE.
Please see our Knowledge Organisers and Termly Overviews below for more information.
Term 4 Knowledge Organiser and Termly Overview
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
Lexia - https://www.lexiacore5.com/
EPIC – eBooks: https://www.getepic.com/ (Our class code is on our Google Classroom under 'Classwork' --> 'Useful websites')
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
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
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.