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Dolphin Class

 

Dolphin Class are taught by Mrs Kidson and is made up of 7 Nursery and 18 Reception pupils.


*Take a look at our Nursery page to find out more about the provision we offer at ISP!*
 

Take a look at what we have been up to this Autumn Term 2020...

Literacy


Our topic this Spring Term is Superheroes! 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;
Under the Sea acrostic poems;
Story sequencing;
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!

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Here we are working hard in one of our Big Write/Big Talk sessions!


 

Maths


This term, we have been working on the following aspects of Numeracy:

Number recognition and number formation;
Ordering;
Size sequencing;
Simple addition;
Place value.





























 

Topic

Our Autumn Term topic is Under the Sea! We have been learning about all kinds of animals which live in the ocean. 

We have been working on our fine motor skills a lot in Nursery and Reception. We used these skills to create a paper chain octopus to display in the classroom...

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 is currently being improved so keep a look out for photos of this on our Facebook page!



    

 

    

Art Day - 29th September 2020

 

In September, we had a whole day dedicated to art! Miss Jackson (Art Subject Leader) organised the day, each class focused on a different artist and we completed various tasks linked to this.

In Dolphin Class, we began by learning about Wassily Kandinsky before experimenting with mixing colours. 

Throughout the day, the children completed various activities including:
Circle art similar to Kandinsky's;
Sponge painting; 
Using playdough to create circle designs;
A circle hunt both inside and out of the classroom.



Science - Animals Including Humans


Our focus in Science this term is Animals Including Humans.

The children have been learning about the 5 senses this term, thinking about the purpose of each one. We have also focused on the human body, the children enjoyed labelling the human body on a display in our classroom!

Another aspect of Science we have focused on this term is habitats. The children have explored many habitats around our school grounds belonging to different animals such as minibeasts and birds!

PSHE


This term, we have been thinking deeply about friendship and our hopes for the future. The children created a wonderful display for the classroom, using their handprints and a beautiful quote to remind them about the importance of friendship.

Our Friendship Display...


 

RE

In our RE sessions, we are learning about who Jesus is and how he is a special person to all Christians. The children are familiar with various Bible stories and parables including The Prodigal Son, The Lost Sheep & The Good Samaritan.
 

School Parliament


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

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 and prize in our Praise Collective worship!





 

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.