Welcome to Dragonfly Class!
Class Teachers - Mrs Hutchison and Mrs Ginns
Learning Support Assistant:
Autumn Term Second Half
Our topic for this half term is called'After the Storm'and our learning will be based around the
'Percy the Park keeper'stories
written by Nick Butterworth.
Parents into school
This morning the Dragonflies were very excited to be welcoming members of their families into school to share their learning. Lots of fun was had, both in the classroom and the outside area.
The children had a fantastic time and feedback so far would indicate that the adults did too! Thank you to all of you who were able to get time off from work or make time in your busy schedules to support your children in this way - it is very much appreciated.
We will definitely be providing more opportunities for you to come in and share your child's school experiences. Keep an eye on the newsletter for information about forthcoming dates.
Today we were visited by Hydestile Resident Animals, an animal rescue where wildlife is cared for, and often nursed back to health, before being re-homed or released back into the wild. Graham introduced us to lots of his animals and told us how he had come to be caring for them and the best ways to look after them properly. We saw: guinea pigs, an owl, a kestrel, two polecats, a chinchilla, two rats and a hedgehog.
On Monday 6th November, the Dragonflies had their dance morning. We listened to the song 'Singing in the Rain', thought about how it made us feel and shared our ideas for different actions to put to the music. We swayed and twirled, splashed in puddles and chased rain clouds - it was great fun!
When we thought our dance could be improved no more, we invited Butterfly Class to come and watch a performance. They were very impressed!
Please remember that we visit the school library every Monday afternoon. The children love to browse through the books and share their favourite stories with each other. They also enjoy the opportunity to borrow a book but can only do this if their previous one has been returned.
If you can help your child to remember to bring in their library book and wallet, on or before each Monday, it will help to avoid disappointment.
In the story The Rescue Party one of the rabbits fell down an old well. We helped Percy rescue her by making long ropes out of paper. We practised our cutting and joining skills to make a long, strong rope. Here are some of us with our ropes.
Our topic in the first half term was 'Humpty Dumpty and Friends' and was all about Nursery Rhymes. We learnt some new Nursery Rhymes and practised many of our favourites. We sequenced them to put the phrases in the correct order. Much of our learning was based on Nursery Rhymes.
One day we had a letter from Bo Peep asking us to help her count her sheep. We practised our counting skills and also writing numbers.