Welcome to Dragonflies Class 2023-2024


Dragonflies class is a Year 1 class and the class teachers are Mrs Turrell  and Mrs Howick . They are supported by teaching assistants, Mrs Burt and Mrs Brown.


The whole team is committed to fostering a love of learning and supporting children to reach their goals whilst developing independence, creativity, resilience and the skills required to be an excellent team player. 

Week beginning 22/1/24


The children loved the hook for our new topic which was guessing which pets lived with members of staff.  After reading clues and solving some  riddles, in science they explored what groups different animals belonged to and sorted pictures accordingly.  They each chose a pet to make a sculpture of and honed their skills of scrunching, twisting, cutting, tearing and sticking to begin their work of art. We finished the week by thinking of lots of adjectives to describe different pets and labelled photos with noun phrases. We are all very excited to meet some pets on Pet Day next week. Thank you to all those who volunteered to come in. We have added to our Garden of Dreams and Goals with some decorated welly boots. We learnt about good team work and the skills we need to collaborate and problem solve with a partner. 

Week beginning 8/1/24


The children were inspired by our visitors from M & M productions this week. They loved watching the pantomime and especially enjoyed seeing some of the teachers getting up on stage to join in with the singing and dancing. This helped them to recall the story and write it in their own words. In history, they have watched footage of King Charles III's coronation and learnt about the oath, the anointing, the investiture and the enthronement. It has been a very royal week!

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Week Beginning 1/1/24


We had a surprise royal delivery this week: a beautifully wrapped scroll inviting us to a ball! To solve the mystery, the children explored the contents of a suitcase giving clues about our next topic. 'Once Upon a Time' will give us the opportunity to share lots of fairy tales. We spent the week reading and retelling the story of Cinderella as written by Nick Sharratt. The children were able to sequence pictures and create a story map which they used to tell the story in their own words. We have also been learning that names and places need capital letters when they are written down. We read and corrected lots of sentences in order to practise using this knowledge. We finished the week off by learning about what a monarch is and the different roles that a king or queen has. Can you ask your child what they remember? Show them the pictures below to prompt them.