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Dragonfly - YEAR 1

Welcome to Dragonfly Class page!

Meet the Dragonfly Team!

Miss Grant
Class Teacher 
Mrs Davis
Teaching Assistant
Miss Cane
Teaching Assistant










Spring term 

What a great term! I cannot believe we are now in our final term together. I am so proud of how well the Dragonflies have done and everything they have achieved. 

In Science, we have been focussing our learning on animals. The children have learnt all about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. They were all very excited to have a visitor come in "Animals2u". We got to meet two millipedes, a snake, two Geckos and two ferrets (which were the class favourite). The children were amazing and listened carefully to all the information about the animals. Everyone was brave and touched every animal. Some even held the snake!!

During the term we have the life van visit us with a workshop. We got to sit inside a blow-up van. The children loved this! We got to meet Harold the giraffe, and we learnt all about the importance of mental health. It was a brilliant workshop and the children were extremely well-behaved. 

In D&T we made pop-up books with mechanisms that move the pictures. The children enjoyed this and all the books were a success. I was so proud of how hard they worked.         






Autumn A so far.....

We have been having a great time in the Dragonfly class so far this half-term. We have been covering Owl Babies in English and have managed to make some wonderful missing owl posters. The children are really working hard to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. In Maths, we have been looking at place value to 10 and consolidating our number knowledge and knowing how to work with these numbers fluently. In Science, we have been looking at our bodies and what parts of our bodies are used for.  In Art, we have focused on developing our drawing skills, looking at the use of colour, tone and line.






A warm welcome to all of my new Dragonflies! What a fabulous first week we have had altogether. We have been learning lots about each other, and it was great to hear all about the amazing things you did in the Summer holidays! I am extremely proud of how well you have been doing transitioning from Reception to Year 1. I am extremely lucky to have a wonderful class and I cannot wait to enjoy our learning and fun together throughout this year. 


Remote Learning - Day 1

Welcome to the first day of remote learning.

Day 1 will include;


Today we would like you to encourage your child to write some 'I can see' sentences. They have previously done this activity but will apply their writing skills to this different context. They will start their sentence by writing 'I can see' and will then complete that sentence by sounding out (don't forget to encourage 'Fred Fingers') different things that they can see.  Your child might like to do this whilst looking through a book and then writing about what they can see in the pictures. In this activity we would focus on using capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and sounding out words phonetically even if they aren't spelt correctly - encourage the children to look for 'Special Friends', do 'Fred Talk' and then 'Read the Word'. 


Below are the links to two different videos. 

Set 2 Lesson 1 Video

Set 3 Lesson 1 Video

Your child can also continue to read their Read Write Inc books that they have brought home with them.


Below is a link to a video focusing on 2D shapes. It will introduce your child to 2D shapes and model sorting them in relation to their properties. Fun activities for your child at home may include doing a 2D shape hunt around the house or drawing a picture using 2D shapes such as a house or a flower. Please click on the link below:

Y1 Autumn Block 3 TS4 Sort 2D shapes on Vimeo


Story time

For story time today please click on the following link provided below. Today's story will be;

Stuck | Oliver Jeffers Book | In-Stock - Buy Now | at Mighty Ape NZ

This is the link ----->  Bing Videos


To get you moving today, we have a short workout with Joe Wicks;  5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV - YouTube

and then some Yoga; Arnold the Ant | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! - YouTube


Our final activity of the day focusses on letter formation. Below is a picture that shares the formations with you alongside their accompanying rhymes.  You can type in read, write inc letter formations rhymes to find these if you wish to view them in a larger format.

1000+ images about Preschool Alphabet on Pinterest | The alphabet ...