Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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Dragonfly Class

 

Teacher: Jo Cowin

HLTA: Caitlin Murphy - Wed, Thurs, Fri (afternoon)

 

Term 2:

PE days are on Wednesdays and Fridays. PE kit to be worn to school.

This term our topic is 'Fire'. We will be learning about the Great Fire of London. 

To view our medium term plan, please click here.

To view the homework grid for this term please click here

To view the Year 1 spellings please click here

To view the Year 2 spellings please click here.

 

Week 3

We have had an exciting week this week as we were very fortunate to have a former team GB athlete (Robert Mitchell) visit our school and lead a circuits lesson. Dragonfly also had the opportunity to go to forest school at Hidden Valley where they built a fire and baked some bread. In English we have been writing stories about marshmallow eating monsters and in maths we have continued to learn about shape.

  

Week 3

This week we have continued to learn about the Great Fire of London and have written our own diary entries (just like Samuel Peypes). We thought about what it would have been like to be in London in 1666 when the city was ablaze, and have written some great descriptions of what we would have seen, heard, smelled and how we would have felt.

We also had such fun in our music lesson this week as we learnt the song 'London's Burning'. We learnt about dynamics and sang the song in as a round. We had the opportunity to include some musical instruments and different children became conductors.

In maths we have been naming, describing and sorting 2D shapes and will continue to learn about 3D shapes next week.

Term 2 Week 1

This week Dragonfly have been really excited to start our new topic ‘FIRE!’. In our English lessons we have learnt about the Great Fire of London and created storyboards about all the things which happened during the fire. We have found out lots of information and we look forward to learning more as the term progresses.

In maths we have finished learning about addition and subtraction although will continue to revisit this regularly. We will be starting to learn about shape next week.

Week 7 and 8

All term Dragonfly Class have been thinking about the question, ‘Who’s coming to tea?’ This week we discovered that the answer was Duckling Class. We decided to have a party to conclude our topic and in preparation for our tea party we wrote invitations, designed and made our own party hats and decorated cakes. Thank you, Granny Maureen, for making the delicious cakes. All the children really enjoyed playing games at the party and they were so pleased to have Duckling class join them.

 

                       

 

Week 6

The children in Dragonfly class were very excited this week to be using some of the larger equipment in PE. They have been taught how to do different types of jumps (star jumps, tuck jumps and pencil jumps) and how to use the equipment safely. 

In English we have continued to work on our story writing and in maths we have been adding and subtracting.

Also, as part of our RE lessons, we have been learning about Diwali. This week we have made colourful Rangoli patterns to be displayed in the classroom.

Week 5

This week in English we started learning the story of ‘Handa’s surprise.’ It’s a story set in Africa about a little girl who takes some fruit to her friend Akeyo. We thought about questions we would want to ask Handa which lead us to want to find out more about Africa. Did you know that in Africa there are over 1000 different languages spoken?

As well as learning the story, for national poetry day we memorised and performed the poem ‘African Animals’ It included some great actions.

In PE we have been taught how to do different types of rolls including log rolls, forward rolls and teddy bear rolls.

 

Week 4

We've been working really hard this week to write our own versions of the story 'The tiger who came to tea.' In maths we have finished learning about place value and next week we will be moving on to addition and subtraction. We have also enjoyed finding out about food and healthy eating as part of our topic. 

Week 3

This week Dragonfly have heard the story 'The tiger who came to tea.' We have thought of actions and created story maps which will help us with our writing next week. The children have also found out about the artist Giuseppe Acrimboldo. They enjoyed looking at his work and creating their own versions. 

      

Week 2

Last week the children wrote about who was coming to the tea party and this week they enjoyed thinking about the food that would be served. We carefully followed a set of instructions to help us make some delicious jam sandwiches, which they then enjoyed eating. After eating our sandwiches, the children wrote some fantastic instructions.

   

Week 1

What a great first week! All the children have settled in well to Dragonfly. They have come back from their summer holiday ready to learn and have already completed some lovely writing on who's coming to tea. As a school, the value we are working on is 'togetherness'. Have a look at the photos below of us working together to create alien guests for a tea party.

Term 1:

PE days are on Tuesdays and Fridays. PE kit to be worn to school.

This term our topic is 'Who's coming to tea?'. We will be learning about different types of food and healthy eating. 

To view our medium term plan, please click here.

To view the homework grid for this term please click here.

To view the Year 1 spellings please click here

To view the Year 2 spellings please click here