Birchfield Primary School

Birchfield Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 7HU


Welcome to Dolphin Class

Image result for dolphin cartoon 

The following staff work in Dolphin Class:

Miss Dolby, Miss Makin, Miss Kitchen and Mrs Sowden

Dates for your diary

Autumn 2:

This is your bible for upcoming events!

(Stay and Read will begin week beginning 11th November)

Wednesday 13th November 2019 – Open Evening for Reception Starters @ 6pm.

Wednesday 20th November 2019 – Bedtime Story @ 5-6pm.

Wednesday 27th November 2019 – Christingle @ 10.30am and 2.15pm.

Saturday 30th November 2019 – Christmas Fair @ 11am – 1pm.

Wednesday 4th December 2019 – Elf day

Wednesday 11th December 2019 – EYFS Christmas Performance @ 10.15am and 2.15pm

Friday 20th December 2019 – Break up.


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

Food colouring

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.

 Dough Disco

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.