Welcome to Dolphins

Teacher - Dolphins Hannah Whiting
Photo of Hannah Whiting

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.

Spring Term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Information for parentsSpring Term 2 2020 EYFSTopic: Weather
Subject Week One- 24/02/20 - Snow Week Two- 02/03/20 - Rain Week Three- 09/03/20 - Wind Week Four – 16/03/20 - Fog Week Five- 23/03/20 - SunshineWeek Six- 30/03/20 – ½ Week – Easter
Literacy: Letter name and sound for ckehr
LiteracySensory Poem: Snow Dream Mark Making: Using hands and pretend snow to make marks Reading: One to one Reading sessions happen every Monday. We also visit the library and choose a book to take home. Sensory Poem: Incy Wincy Spider Mark Making: Using giant brushes and water to make marks on the fence outside Reading: One to one Reading sessions happen every Monday. We also visit the library and choose a book to take home. Sensory Story: Peter’s Windy Day Mark Making: Making ‘glitter wiggles’ by moving glue sticks over paper, and sprinkling glitter on top! Reading: One to one Reading sessions happen every Monday. We also visit the library and choose a book to take home. Sensory Story: The Beach Mark Making: Using mirrors to make marks by covering them in white paint and then using our fingers. Reading: One to one Reading sessions happen every Monday. We also visit the library and choose a book to take home. Sensory Poem: The Sun has got his Hat on Mark Making: Making marks in warm summer sand Reading: One to one Reading sessions happen every Monday. We also visit the library and choose a book to take home. Sensory Story: The Easter Story Reading: One to one Reading sessions happen every Monday. We also visit the library and choose a book to take home.
MathmaticsNumbers: Number songs 1-10 Shape, Space & Measure: Puzzles! The children will be exploring lots of different inset puzzles and will sort the different pieces into the correct boards. Numbers: Number songs 1-10 Shape, Space & Measure: Puzzles! The children will be exploring lots of different inset puzzles and will sort the different pieces into the correct boards. Numbers: Number songs 1-10 Shape, Space & Measure: Puzzles! The children will be exploring lots of different inset puzzles and will sort the different pieces into the correct boards. Numbers: Number songs 1-10 Shape, Space & Measure: Puzzles! The children will be exploring lots of different inset puzzles and will sort the different pieces into the correct boards. Numbers: Number songs 1-10 Shape, Space & Measure: Puzzles! The children will be exploring lots of different inset puzzles and will sort the different pieces into the correct boards. Numbers: Number songs 1-10
Understanding of the WorldThe World: Exploring objects and songs / sensory experiences in the Sensory Room linked to Snow Cooking: Pancakes! The World: Exploring objects and songs / sensory experiences in the Sensory Room linked to Rain Cooking: Rainbow Jellies The World: Exploring objects and songs / sensory experiences in the Sensory Room linked to Wind Cooking: Kite Sandwiches The World: Exploring objects and songs / sensory experiences in the Sensory Room linked to Thunder and Lightning Cooking: Lightning Cloud Snacks The World: Exploring objects and songs / sensory experiences in the Sensory Room linked to Sunshine Cooking: Sunshine Crackers Cooking: Decorating our own Easter Eggs
Creative DevelopmentSong Time: What’s the Weather? We are making snow symbol collage pictures using cotton wool and cotton buds. Messy Play: Exploring fake snow, ice shapes and frozen playdough Song Time: Incy Wincy Spider/ It’s Raining, It’s Pouring. We are making raindrop sun catchers. Messy Play: Water play with watering cans and sprays, make a raincloud in a jar. Song Time: Look Outside Now / If you feel the Blustery Wind We are making wind twirls. Messy Play: Exploring materials with fans, making wind chimes, plastic bag kites. Song Time: I Hear Thunder We are making Mother’s day cards Messy Play: Exploring instruments, exploring water with shiny materials, painting with spaghetti. Song Time: The Sun has got his Hat on We are making suns with rainbows. Messy Play: Lights, making sun catchers, exploring gloop. We are making Easter Cards Messy Play: Easter Egg Hunt / Easter sensory story.
Other... Other: 26th February is Religious Education Day – The children will be learning about Lent. We are getting changed into our PE kits every Tuesday! Please send one in if you haven’t already. Other: 6th February is World Book Day! Come to school dressed as your favourite book character – Our theme is; adventure / travel / journeys. Other: 17th March is Modern Foreign Language Day – The children will be learning about St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish!Other: School breaks up on Wednesday 1st March – Have a Happy Easter!