Welcome to the Delightful Dolphins with Mrs Driscoll, Mrs Z-B, Mrs Tennant and Mrs Hartley!
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure your child has their PE kits on those days. Also, long hair should be tied back and earrings removed. Thank you!
As an introduction to our topic, we travelled to Cromford on the train so that we could experience going on the canal in a barge.
We went to Derby to visit a mosque to find out about Islam. We learnt about the features and artefacts found in a mosque.
We had an amazing time during Science week. We made bug hotels, planted seeds, investigated bubbles and much, much more! Here are a few pictures to see us in action...
'Rio De Vida'.
Here are a few photos of what we did....
Delightful Dolphins have begun to give the school a 'spring clean',
by picking up litter and clearing the weeds to complete our Street Detectives topic.
To celebrate the end of our Book Fair, 26th January, we dressed up as characters from the books that we have looked at so far this year.
After looking at photographs of shops in the past and present, Delightful Dolphins were inspired to bake currant buns like the ones you might have found in an old bakery.
We have begun a new topic for this half term by becoming Street Detectives. To kick start this topic we have been for a walk around Belper looking for clues about the past and the present to find out about changes that have taken place in the area over the years.
Take a look at some of the clues we found...
We have begun out new topic 'Beat Band Boogie!' by becoming musicians. We had an African drum and dance workshop come and spent the afternoon with us. We created our own drumming band and then danced to the beat of the music. Take a look at us enjoying the day...
This week we looked at work by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We saw that he used natural materials to create his work. Here are a few examples....
We then collected lots of natural materials and worked in groups to create our own pieces of art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
This week we were visited by some woodland creatures who live in Long Row Forest. At the start of the week they sent us a letter that contained magic fairy dust. We were so excited we finally got to meet them and had the chance to ask them what it is like to live in Long Row forest.
In topic this week we created our own woodland crowns using tissue paper, sugar paper, crepe paper and coloured cellophane.
We have also been busy in maths we have been adding by counting on using number lines.
Delightful Dolphins have had a very busy week! On Tuesday it was European Day, the children celebrated by learning about Spanish culture. They tasted Spanish foods, listened to Spanish music and looked at art work by Antoni Gaudi. Throughout the rest of the week the children have been doing a lot of work related to The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and even found time to carry out a science investigation. The children observed pine cones in different environments to find out if weather conditions made any change to their appearance.
We had an exciting start to our topic 'Enchanted Woodland'.
We went for a walk around school to look for nature's beauty and magic...