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Dolphins 2021-2022

Here are some sites to help with your child over the holidays.

I can't believe this year is over! I would like to say how proud I am of every child in my class. After two years of a pandemic, they have come in and faced all challenges this year. Year 2s, your journey is over but your new journey at your junior school will be amazing. Parents and carers, thank you for all your help and support. I'm not always the easiest to talk to and I appreciate all your help. Your children are brilliant and will be amazing throughout their lives. Above, I have put two documents if you want to access some learning sites over the holidays. Please keep reading as much as possible. I hope you have a great summer. 


Dolphin team.

We have had a fantastic week doing art and sports activities. Thank you to the Testwood students who came in to help and to Mrs Collins and Mr Neal for planning the week. Sports pictures will follow soon.

What a fantastic afternoon down at Eling Rec. The children were amazing and it was brilliant seeing them in the races. Thank you for all those who were able to join us.

The year 1s and 2s did amazing on their trip to Boldwerwood. This was their first major trip and they behaved amazingly. We saw deer, made animals, explored the forest and looked at animal skulls. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START THE HALF TERM!

Welcome back. It has been great seeing all the class back together. Welcome to the last half term! I can't believe this is nearly the end of the year. This half term our topic is 'FORESTS'. We are lucky to live near the New Forest and we are going to learn about our local forest, and then compare to rainforests around the world. With this is mind, we have our trips this week to Bolderwood. What a great way to start the half term!

Curriculum leaflet and Knowledge organiser - Forests - Summer 2

What a fantastic end to the half term! The children really enjoyed celebrating our Jubilee party. This half term has been crazy, especially for our year 2s. They have had to do 4 SATs papers after two very difficult years and did so amazingly. I am so proud of the independent learners they have become. Also, thank you for the year 1s who made space for them to tackle these quizzes. It has been a brilliant topic, 'TREASURE ISLAND'. It all started with our pirates day and ended with our Jubilee party. It is strange to think that next half term is our last half term together. I hope everyone has a lovely half term and a super rest. We will see you on Monday 6th June. 

Welcome back to the SUMMER TERM! It was amazing seeing the children in their pirate outfits. We have started the topic, 'TREASURE ISLAND' with a bang. 

Knowledge organiser Summer 1 - Treasure Island - Please read to see what we will be learning.

Curriculum leaflet Summer 1 - Treasure Island - Please read to find out what we will be learning next half term.

MUSIC CONCERT -What a great way to end the half term, with our tuned percussion concert. Thank you Mrs Constance for all your help.

What a super half term. The children have loved learning about Africa. It all started with Kwame coming in and ended with a fantastic music concert and Easter Bonnet parade. The children loved our story 'Lila and the secret of rain' and they did a great job at retelling the story with their own changes. Along with the new playground, we have had an amazing time! We hope you all have a super Easter break. The new topic curriculum leaflet and knowledge organiser will be up soon, so please read to find out about our next topic. Don't forget that on the first day back, Monday 25th April, we are having a 'pirates day', so we look forward to seeing them dressed as a pirate for their training. HAPPY EASTER!


Dolphins team.

Here is the presentation from the I LEARN session around spelling and handwriting. Please have a read to see how best to support your child at home in regards to spellings and handwriting.

What a fantastic start to our new topic, 'Africa'. We were very lucky, on Tuesday, to have Kwame in to do African art and drumming. We also had Tom and Joe in on Wednesday to help us create some African dance. They were all fantastic! This has set up our new half term perfectly. Now it is time for us to learn about Africa!

Knowledge organiser Spring 2 - Africa

Curriculum leaflet Spring 2 - Africa

What a crazy way to end a crazy half term! The children have had to adapt to lots of changes this half term and seeing them do this so well again makes me a very proud teacher. This has been a fantastic half term for me seeing the children tackle learning around our topic 'bodies'. We have worked together to see what bodies need to be healthy, not just physically, but mentally. This is such an important topic and seeing the children so enthused about it, is great. I hope everyone stays safe with the changing weather and that you all have a great half term. 

Spring 1 KS1 round up - Keeping Healthy

Join us with our fitness routine!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It has been great to have the children back. However, they have come back to school to find a huge problem. Mr McElhenny has had a very unhealthy Christmas and has become very unhealthy. We are going to have to think about what he needs to do to become more healthier. We will work towards producing a fitness DVD. Good luck children, Mr McElhenny needs you!

Spring 1 knowledge organiser - Bodies

Spring 1 curriculum leaflet - Bodies

That is the end of the first term. I am so proud with how far everyone in class has come on with their learning. Thinking back to the beginning of September, to now, makes myself very happy. Children, you are amazing. I hope you have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year! Please have a read above of our curriculum leaflet and knowledge for our new topic. Please go through the knowledge organiser vocabulary and discuss these words with your children. See you in January!

We also had a surprise guest after the recorder concert. Safe to say the children were very happy!

What a busy week this has been! We have performed the Christmas play four times and then finished the week with a recorder concert. I was able to watch the recorder concert and I felt incredibly proud of my class. They have come on so much from September! They are all amazing!

Dolphins, Seals and Seahorses Nativity 2021

BREAD MAKING. We have had a great day making bread, just like they did in 1666. Children will soon write their instructions so that they can teach other people how to make bread.

This is the knowledge organiser for our Autumn 2 topic, Fire Fire. Please have a read to find out about our new topic. Please talk about the vocabulary and what the words mean.

This is the curriculum leaflet for our Autumn 2 topic, Fire Fire. Please have a read to find out what we will be learning this half term.

That is the end of the first half term. I am so incredibly proud of everyone in the class! Moving into a new year group is a huge change and they have all adapted amazingly. It has been great to see all the new learning and seeing the class work as a team. I hope you all have a wonderful break. Please take a read of the new topic curriculum leaflet and knowledge organiser to find out what we will be learning during the next half term.



Well done to all those who attended the football festival! You represented our school for the first time in two years.

We had a wonderful trip out to return our Bog Baby to his natural habitat! We were sad to say goodbye but know that it was best for our Bog Baby!

Home learning expectations

Knowledge organiser: Bog Baby

Curriculum newsletter Autumn 1: BOG BABY

What a fantastic first week! It has been great to see my new class. My name is Mr McElhenny and I am the Dolphin class teacher. We also have Mrs Jones and Miss Russell in the class. At the moment we are spending time getting to know your children, celebrating what makes them awesome. Our new topic will start on Monday 13th and you will see the curriculum plan and knowledge organiser above this that will tell you what we will be learning and how to help your children at home. There is a meet the teacher on Tuesday 14th for year 1 parents and it will be great to see you all then. Our first homework will go out week on Friday 17th. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask at the class door.

KS1 Topic plan for the year: 2021-2022