Welcome to Dragonfly Class!

Dragonfly class is one of the Year 1 classes here at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From browsing this page, you will be able to read all about our engaging curriculum for the half term and see all of our fantastic learning activities which have occurred each week. The children in the Dragonfly class will have PE on Wednesday afternoons and Forest School on Friday afternoons. Therefore please can you ensure that they come to school in suitable clothes on both of these days. 

Who works in our classroom?
Teacher: Miss Falconer                       
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Ellis 


Our Curriculum - 



RWI (Phonics, Reading, Writing and SPaG)

Children will be grouped this term learning their sounds, how to blend and starting to read book. Within their RWI lesson they will also access writing tasks teaching them key skills for Year 1, such as sentence structure and punctuation. Additionally they will learn spelling and grammar through this. On top of their RWI lessons we will be having English short bursts, where we will base learning around a key text for 2 weeks and explore different aspects of the Year 1 English national curriculum.  


We will be looking at numbers to 10, part whole within 10 and addition and subtraction within 10. This will allow the children to build the foundations for further exploring numbers and learn new methods and techniques. We will be using Power Maths to teach and this places a large focus on both fluency, reasoning and problem solving.  


We are looking at our body parts and the senses, we will be investigating the skeleton and our bones, discussing what we know about our body and comparing them by thinking about our height. Once we have finished looking at our body we will look in detail about our senses: smell, taste, sight, touch and hear.  


This half term we will be exploring The Ages, this will cover prehistoric, The Ice Age, The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age. They will begin by thinking about what an archaeologist does and how we have gathered information about the past, before delving further in to the different ages and thinking about how we have developed over time. 


 We will learn to understand primary and secondary colours, how to mix colours using white and looking at the effect shade has on colour. Through this we will create some beautiful pieces of art work which demonstrate how colour can have an impact. 


 We are going to be focusing on gymnastics for one our lessons, during this we will be looking at the techniques behind a range of different jumps. Additionally we will be exploring a variety of fundamental skills. On a Friday we take part in Forest School. 


Our main focus for RE is Christianity, thinking about Christian beliefs and God, through investigating the bible and how it teaches Christians about Gods acts impacting their beliefs. Also we will think about why Christians hold a faith and how it is important to them, before listening to and exploring Christian stories. 


Beginning and belonging. Children will have the opportunity to consider what it feels like to be in a new situation and how to cope with that and to develop strategies for helping people who arrive new to the school.  


Online safety and technology outside of school is our focus this half term, looking at logging on safely, thinking about what technology is and further exploring how to create and save work online.  


We are exploring beat by listening to familiar music such as nursery rhymes, recognising beats in music, repeating beats and moving to the beat. 

*Please find attached our knowledge organisers for both History and Science via the hyperlink above. 

Weekly Newsflash - 14.09.20

This week in Dragonfly class we have been super busy exploring the book, Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers. The children have had the opportunity to explore the book via a range of different activities. These will be sent home on Friday for you to see all their amazing work, watch out! In the afternoon the children have been completing a range of different challenges through the use of continuous provision. I have been extremely impressed with their sentence writing! I wish you all a fantastic weekend. Miss Falconer :) 

Weekly Newsflash - 07.09.20 

What a week we have had here in Dragonfly Class. All of the children have came back with a positive attitude to learning. They have all produced pieces of work, which they should all be proud of. It has been lovely getting to know the children through plenty of continuous provision. I am looking forward to the year ahead with all the children as they all seem eager and keen to learn. I hope you all have a lovely weekend . Miss Falconer :) 

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