Dolphins have had a busy week...

Friday, September 25th, 2020

This week we have:

Maths – been developing our understanding of place values.

Literacy – finding out where to use capital letters. Thinking about the story ‘Anna and her amazing, multi-coloured glasses’ and how to change it to seasons. Here’s a lady reading it if you’d like to see our story.

Topic: Geography – Discussing the world around us and its human and physical features

Topic: Art – trying to paint like Van Gogh. We copied ‘Starry Night’ and used forks to add texture to our artwork.

Dolphins have worked so hard!

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Dolphins have started lots of different learning this week.

Maths – we have been looking at numbers up to 100 including recognising the repeating pattern and knowing ‘thir’ = three, ‘fif’ = five and ‘tw’ = two. Here are two games we have enjoyed playing together.



Literacy – we have been looking at capital letters and full stops. We thought about what a capital letter looks like too e.g a = A. We played two Roy the Zebra games https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/capital-letter-1.html and a full stop game https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/capital-letter-1.html¬†as well as a trickier game where we focused on capitals at the start of a sentence, for names and for ‘I’ https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/capitalization.htm

We have been learning about the seasons and have built up a class word bank describing the different weather, clothes and activities we do in each season.

We’ve started our new topic ‘Painting places’ which is a geography and art topic. We have looked at the artist Van Gogh https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4pvcdm and thought about human and physical features of our local area.

Welcome to Dolphin class!

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Welcome to our new school year! We’ve had a great start to year 2, lots of fun and good choices. We are really proud of how well the children have dealt with all the changes and new rules in school.

We have been thinking about ‘Growth mindset’ a lot this week. People have a ‘growth mindset’ or a ‘fixed mindset’ – we are a class FULL of growth mindset children. This means we embrace challenges, accept our mistakes help us learn, ask for help when we need it, persevere, and are brave about tricky learning. We watched a video of children who had amazing skills and talked about how they got so good – practice!

Then we had a go at lots of challenges of our own including a painting challenge, skipping challenges, beanbag challenges, tongue twisters, drawing turtles, trying not to laugh at funny things, listening games, tangrams, cutting and sticking, making ladders… phew! We had a picture of a ladybird to copy. On the first day we painted what we thought a ladybird looked like, but on the second day we were more observant and kept checking the picture for clues. We even improved our painting skills with some colour mixing.

What a brilliant start to the year – I’m so excited for next week! Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Trenfield, Miss Feasby and Miss Woolacott.


We love maths games in Dolphin class!

Friday, March 20th, 2020

We have been working hard on our addition and subtraction using our number bonds, 10 more and less and place value skills (adding the tens and ones together or taking ones and tens away).

Here are some games to keep practising your skills:

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro numbots maths skills

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue Listen to the sum and figure out the answer to save someone with the helicopter.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families Fact families – build up inverse relationships between numbers using the given numbers.

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/ten/ Practise your bonds of 10.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4021 Practise your bonds of 20.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=PostSortingcalculationsv2 Sort the post – choose how hard you want it to be!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball Place value basketball (recognise the 2 digit number).

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/numbers_to_1000/ Place value practise for 3 digit numbers (hundreds, tens and ones)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts place value partitioning and recombining skills needed!

http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/schtemplate.cgi?template=/kids/mw/manip/mn_popup.thtml&filename=b10b_prim&title=Base%20Ten%20Blocks&grade=2 2 digit numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity10 Put in the correct operation in (add, subtract, times, divide).



Dolphins have been practising their maths skills.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

We have been playing numbots – https://play.numbots.com/#/intro


This is helping us with our understanding of the different operations and inverse relationships. We have our own log on and passwords and can compete against each other to win gold coins. Work through the story mode and it unlocks levels. Challenge mode develops our key skills such as number bonds, doubles, 1 more/1 less etc.