Welcome to Dolphins

Teacher - Dolphins Hannah Whiting
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Welcome to Dolphins Class!!

In Dolphins class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and all learning is very much interlinked. We plan some adult led activities but our pupils have freedom to also self-select their own learning and activities and staff follow ‘In the moment planning’ Pupils have their own personalised activities for individual Speech and language therapy and EHCP targets. We learn through ‘play’ with a big emphasis on global communication- signing, speech, expression, symbols.

Autumn Term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Information for parentsAutumn Term 2 EYFSTopic: Celebrations
Subject Week One (Halloween) Week Two (Bonfire Night) Week Three (Remembrance Day) Week Four (Diwali) Week Five (Hanukah)Week Six (Christmas)Week Seven (Christmas)Week Eight (1/2 Christmas)
Literacy: Letter name and sound for eh rmdgo
Reading & Writing Non-Fiction Reading Halloween information and recording what the children know.Reading Bonfire Night information and recording what the children know.Reading Remembrance Day information and recording what the children know.Reading Diwali information and recording what the children know.Reading Hanukah information and recording what the children know.Reading Christmas information and recording what the children know.Reading Christmas information and writing Christmas lists to Santa!
Literacy: We will be writing
Mathmatics: NumberNumber 8 Number 9 Number 10 Number 11 Number 12Number 13Number 14
Mathmatics: Measure/ShapesDays of the Week / BirthdaysDays of the Week / BirthdaysDays of the Week / BirthdaysPatterns & ShapesPatterns & ShapesPatterns & ShapesPatterns & Shapes
Understanding of the World: People and CommunitiesWe will be learning about the festival of Halloween and how different people celebrate it.We will be learning about the festival of Bonfire Night and how different people celebrate it.We will be learning about Remembrance Day.We will be learning about the festival of Diwali and how Hindu’s celebrate it.We will be learning about the festival of Hanukah and how Jewish people celebrate it.We will be learning about Christmas and how different people celebrate it.We will be learning about Christmas and how different people celebrate it.
Creative DevelopmentSong Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Halloween! Making Halloween decorations Song Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Bonfire Night! Firework Artwork Song Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Remembrance Day. The children will choose which of our new songs they would like to sing using a choosing board and symbols Making Poppies Song Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Diwali. The children will choose which of our new songs they would like to sing using a choosing board and symbols Making Divas out of clay Song Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Hanukah. The children will choose which of our new songs they would like to sing using a choosing board and symbols Making things to sell for our Christmas Craft Fayre Song Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Christmas. The children will choose which of our new songs they would like to sing using a choosing board and symbols Making Christmas Cards Song Time with Rowan Class – We will be singing songs linked to Christmas. The children will choose which of our new songs they would like to sing using a choosing board and symbols Making calendars for next years
On Thursday 31st we will have a Halloween Party – please come to school in a spooky costume! Tuesday the 12th November is our Modern Foreign Languages Day – We are learning about France! Please come in French fancy dress if you like!Monday the 2nd December is Decorations Day for children at schoolFriday the 6th December is our Christmas Craft Fayre!The 10th of December will be our whole school trip to Thursford! On the 17th December we will have our school Christmas dinner – don’t forget to wear your Christmas clothes! We will have a Christmas party on the 18th December! Please do send in some party snacks for the children to enjoy if you can. We will play lots of party games and have lots of music! 19th December – Staff Training Day – School is closed to children. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Dolphins Team!