Church Road, Dorrington,
Shropshire, SY5 7JL

01743718462

St. Edward's CE Primary School

Dragonfly Class

Reception / Year 1 - 2019 - 2020

Class Teacher: Miss Elvins

Welcome to our Dragonfly webpage

This term our project is 'Transport'.

This term we will be recognising different vehicles, their names and how they move. We will be looking at the similarities, differences and changes of vehicles over time, with a particular focus on trains and George Stephenson. We will be sharing our own experiences of places we have travelled to and how we got there including a data collection of how we travel to school. We will visit Shrewsbury Train Station and ‘Thinktank’ Birmingham Science Museum to discover transport through the ages, from steam engines to aircraft.

Morning routines - We will be encouraging your child to be independent by coming in by themselves, hanging their own coat up, putting their book bag into the reading box. Every morning we start our day with a mindfulness activity for example 'Relax Kids' or Yoga.

PE

PE will be on Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the week and that everything is named. Could you please ensure that extra clothing is also kept in your child’s PE kit just in case of any little accidents. Should your child borrow school clothing please ensure that it is washed and returned to school as soon as possible.

Forest School

Dragonflies will be going to Forest School weekly and sessions will be on Thursdays. Again please ensure your child has their Forest School kit in school at the beginning of week and that everything is named.

Water

Please ensure that your child brings a drink of water (not fruit drinks or squash) to school each day. This needs to be in a labelled bottle that we can keep in the classroom which can be accessed during the day. You may also wish to provide a separate drink for lunch time or they can use the same one.

Snacks

Your child will receive a piece of fruit and milk during morning break. Should you wish to send an additional snack please ensure this is a healthy snack.

Book bags

Could you please ensure that school book bags are used to store reading dairies and books. These should be sent to school daily.

Homework

How you can help your child at home: 

Reception

  • Reading
  • Phonics - Phase 2 phonemes and tricky words
  • ‘Wow’ moments
  • Weekly activities to support learning
  • Termly family project

Year 1

  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Number bonds
  • Termly family project

Reading Challenge

Please see the reading sheet below.

Dragonfly - Files to Download

Name
 complex-sounds-chart.pdf.13k0nvj.pdfDownload
 forest-school-kit-list.pdfDownload
 reading-and-writing-apps-and-websites.pdfDownload
 rwi-pre-cursive-letter-formation.pdfDownload
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Dragonfly - Curriculum Items

Name
 Project Overview - EYFS - Transport.pdfDownload
 Project Overview - Year 1 - Transport.pdfDownload
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Dragonfly - News Items

We raised an amazing £87.06 at our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon, thank you to all that attended.

Our school dog, Mabel, has been reading with the children.

Dragonfly - Gallery Items

Week 1 - 06.01.20

Week 3 - 20.01.20

Dragonfly - Events Items

Wednesday 29th January - Reading breakfast

Dragonfly - Homework

Name
 Fun Ways to Learn Spelling Words.pdfDownload
 Reading Challenge Spring 2020.pdfDownload
 Spelling Words - Week 3 - Spr.pdfDownload
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Dragonfly - Useful Websites

A great website to use for Forest School and outside activities is the nature detectives website.

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/

 

There is a great website to look at "50 things to do before you are 11 3/4"

https://www.50things.org.uk/ 

I wonder how many you can tick off?

 

Please see below the link for the letters and sounds video showing how to articulate the phonemes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

ICT Games - A great selection of Literacy and Maths Games including 'Save the Whale'

http://www.ictgames.com/

 

Phonics Play

 https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Numbergym

http://www.numbergym.co.uk/

 

Internet Safety

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