Welcome to Dolphin Class
Dates for your diary
Friday 20th September - Jeans4Genes day
Tuesday 1st October - Harvest festival stay and play 3:15-4:15pm
Monday 7th October - Maths information evening 5:30pm
Tuesday 8th October - Harvest festival performance at Gildersome Baptist Church 10am
Thursday 10th October - Harvest festival performance in the school hall 2:15pm
Thursday 17th October - Stay and Play 9am (phonics focus)
Tuesday 22nd October - Parents evening
Wednesday 23rd October - Parents evening
Thursday 24th October - Halloween disco
Friday 25th October - Break up for half term
Important information for Dolphin Class
PE Kit is needed on a Tuesday. This should ideally be a white tshirt and black or grey shorts.
Reading books should be kept for a week and then returned on the day allocated in your welcome pack. It is important to stick to your child's day so that we can spend the time listening to them read and moving their learning further.
Busy Bee weekend diaries go home on a Friday and should be returned on Monday or Tuesday.
Class Dojo is used to help with parent and teacher communication - please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Please send your child to school with a change of clothes. This can stay on their peg. We often have messy play and sometimes the children will need to get changed.
Did you miss the Maths Mastery workshop?
Click here to view the slides from the power point presentation.
What to expect and when?
This is a very useful document used in Early Years. It tells you what to expect from your child and when.
Please click on blue title to download. What to expect and when?
Our playdough recipe:
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of salt
Tablespoon of Cream of tartar
Splash of veg oil
2 cups of cold water
Whisk all ingredients together.
Place in microwave for 5 minutes then stir.
Place back in microwave for further 5 minutes, empty from bowl, leave to cool and kneed well.
At the end of every day, just before we go home we have our 'Dough Disco!'. Dough disco is great for strengthening children's fingers, hands and arms and helps them get ready to write. Grab some playdough and have a go at home. You can even make routines up to your favourite song!
The Phonics Song
Every day at 9am we practice Phase 2 phonics. We always start with this song to help us to learn the names of letters and the sounds. If you want to practice it at home the song is below.
The Counting Song
Every morning before Maths we sing the counting song. This consolidates our knowledge of the numbers and helps us to count forwards and backwards.