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Dolphin's went for a walk!

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

As part of our new topic ‘The Lost Alien’, the children went on walk around our local area. The purpose of this trip was to help develop the children’s understanding of our local geography. We used maps and saw how they work. We also spotted human and physical features around us. Human features are man-made , physical features are natural. We looked at how roads, houses, grass, trees, beaches, woods, parks, etc. are represented on a map. There were lots of human features that were not shown on the maps e.g. lampposts, drains, signposts, walls and the lines on the road.

We’ve been trying to learn the continents, oceans and countries and capitals of the UK. Here are some videos we’ve watched to help us.

 

A Lost Alien has landed!

Friday, January 10th, 2020

A Lost Alien landed in our playground this week! Some of us saw a green flash of light and some heard the spaceship flying overhead. We went outside and found “Agent Orange” with a special letter for us. Unfortunately we can’t read alien writing so we used google translate. We are going to be geographers and help our alien understand our local area and what it’s like. We will be looking at human and physical features, map reading and using compasses.

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We're finishing our topic...

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Dolphin class are coming to the end of their “Santa’s Wheels” topic. We had a very exciting message from Santa who needed our help. We have been looking at how vehicles move using wheels and axles. We looked at fixed axles and free axles, deciding which was easiest or worked better. We looked at different shaped wheels, including where the hole should be and how they rotated! Some of us made vehicles which ‘bumped’ along! We discovered that we needed washers – to act as a spacer between the chassis and the wheel, and to stop our wheels falling off. We’ve made the vehicles for our Christmas play and can’t wait for you to see them.

We found some videos which we found useful and enjoyed watching parts of -here they are in full if your child would like the chance to see the rest.

Dolphins love the story of Harvey Slumfenburger!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Dolphin class have been looking at the story of Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas present. He is a little boy who lives at the top of the Roly Poly mountain, which is far, far away. We have been learning about nouns (names of things), proper nouns (name of a person, place, street, days, months, and has a capital letter), adjectives (describing words), verbs (actions) and adverbs (describes the action, usually ends in ‘-ly’ suffix). We looked for nouns, verbs and adjectives in the story. We then created our own word bank of adjectives to help us with our writing. We’ve produced some beautiful work and hope you like it.

We played some games to get better at nouns and adjectives, here are some of them.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm

We also enjoyed playing the ‘adjective detective’ game.

Adjective Detective

 

Dolphins have been looking at money!

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Dolphin class has been looking at all the coins. We can use our place value skills to count up a selection of coins and to then get out the correct amount to pay for our ‘shopping’. Here are some games we have enjoyed playing.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money  We liked finding different ways to make the same amount.

If you’re up for a challenge, this website makes us add up amounts and give change: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/44/solve_2_step_money_problems_

We sorted coins here:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game