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.


Dolphin's are getting ready to Decorate Easter!

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Dolphin class have been working hard on practising new skills to help them make Easter decorations. We had a letter and basket of Easter loveliness delivered to us. The Easter Bunny was concerned that there weren’t enough decorations for our Easter Egg Hunt at the end of the term. We have been looking at different materials to see which was suitable to use, we were very good at describing the different materials. We looked at different joining techniques and evaluated which were more suitable to our decorations and which didn’t work or were too hard to do. We have also practised sewing! We threaded a needle and managed a simple running stitch. We are amazing hard workers! We’ve been thinking about the design criteria for our decorations and have designed our own. We thought about which materials to use, how to join them together, what design to put on, how to attach extra decorations and how we could make it hang up. We can’t wait to make them and use them for our Easter hunt. We’ll be very excited to bring them home to help decorate your homes for Easter too! Thank-you to all the adults who have sent in resources for us to use – we really appreciate your support.

Dolphins are looking at shapes and symmetry.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Dolphin class have been looking at 2D shapes this week. We have been naming shapes and describing their properties by talking about the number of sides, if it has points or corners, straight or curved and seeing if we can recognise them in different orientations e.g. a square tilted is NOT a diamond.

We’ve also been looking at symmetry, finding the lines of symmetry in pictures, shapes and patterns. We have been using mirrors to see what the image looks like when reflected/flipped over. We really enjoyed this!

Here are some games we’ve enjoyed playing:







A busy half term for dolphins!

Friday, February 14th, 2020

We’ve worked so hard this half term, we have been geographers for our Lost Alien topic, we have been thinking about punctuation and sentence types in our literacy, we’ve covered lots of tricky thinking in our maths.

Here are some games to play over the half term (or whenever you want!):

Literacy – selection of games to choose from http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm or from Roy the Zebra https://www.roythezebra.com/

Maths – division – https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/doggyDivision/index.html


Fractions – https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fractions-intro/latest/fractions-


Topic – we said goodbye to our aliens today – Agent Orange and Orange Pink have taken our letters and a huge book to the alien council so they can come and visit us for a holiday!