Welcome to Dragonfly Class!
Staff in Dragonfly Class
We are lucky to have excellent, hard-working staff in our classroom. Mrs Dowd is one of our teaching assistants and she will be in class every morning to support the children and their learning. Miss Cole will also be supporting the class every morning.
The children are able to change their books on when they come into school on their allocated day- These days are below. Before they do this, all of they books they have read previously needs to have been recorded into their yellow reading records. When your child changes their books, Mrs Dowd will be checking their reading records for 5x reading. Every time your child reads 5 times a marble is placed in our jar. When the jar is full, the whole class will get a treat!
Book Changing Days:
St David- Monday
St Patrick- Tuesday
St George- Wednesday
St Andrew- Thursday
Please ensure all uniform, PE kits, bags, hats and scarves are named. We endeavour to return as much as possible but without names this makes returning lost things really difficult.
Drink and fruit
Your child will need to bring in a named water bottle each day. We are able to refill the bottles if needed. Your child will receive from the school a fresh piece of fruit daily for thier mid-morning snack. If you would like your child to have milk please contact the office for further details.
Want to know more?
Please follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd3zOAlff10&feature=youtu.be to find out about Dragonfly Class's daily routine, how their work is marked and lots more!
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me either through the school office or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are Dragonflies learning about?
This topic is a History based topic and the class will be exploring in depth, different features of West Malling which have had a significant contribution to the history of West Malling. This includes the study of; The Cascade, St Leonard's Tower and The Beatles.
In Literacy, the class will be reading the story of; The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. This is a short chapter story book, which will help them to prepare exploring longer stories in KS2. When reading this story the class will be creating advertisements, poetry and newspaper reports.
Useful websites to support your child's learning
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button- A game to practise number bonds, addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and multiplication. What score will you get in 60 seconds?
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - A chance to practise decoding and blending through lots of different games. Buried Treasure is always a favourite!
https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth- A chance to practise multiplication and division.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk- Karate Cats lets you practise a range of Maths Skills.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7- Small Town Superheroes lets you develop your
skills in different areas of English such as suffixes.