Category Archives: Dragonfly

Pre-School Eye Test

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly

Open Sight is encouraging all children in England to have a mandatory pre-school eye test as currently, around 12% began their education journey with an undiagnosed sight problem. In a similar way to that where parents are encouraged to take their children for their pre-school vaccinations, having an eye test would help alleviate unnecessary struggles at school due to sight issues.


Link to a short video Open Sight

Hello Dragonfly Class

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly

This week we have started our new ‘Summer’ topic. The children in school have enjoyed being Summer detectives and hunting for clues of Summer. We found butterflies, green blackberries, flowers and lots of different shapes and sizes of leaf. We have also been making nature bracelets and collages with some of the things we found. We have really enjoyed looking at your Tapestry observations this week. Jack has been practising his yoga skills, William made some awesome Number Blocks out of cubes and Jessica used Googlemaps to make her own treasure map. Thank you to all those who have been sharing their learning with us, it is always great to see what you have been getting up to. It was lovely to see your happy faces at our Zoom meeting on Tuesday. Our key worker Year R bubble got the chance to join in too as well as Mrs Marklew and Mrs Osmond! Mrs Marklew gave us all some useful information about the library’s summer challenge this year. More detail are available on the website. Next week the weather is set fair so you will all get a chance to put what you have learned about staying safe in the sun into practise!
Have a super, sunny weekend!
Mrs Osmond and Mrs Langford

Yo Ho Ho!!!

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly

We have had another lovely week together in school. We welcomed back William and Ben for more pirate fun. The children made pirate treasure maps, built a pirate ship, wrote acrostic poems and helped create a large painting together. They enjoyed reading, practicing key words and completing their maths booklets.

We are continuing to enjoy seeing everyone’s hard work at home by their uploads to Tapestry. Well done to you all who are sharing your learning with us.

On Tuesday this week I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with some of you in our class ‘Zoom; chat. We will be doing it again at 11am next Tuesday if more of you wish to join. It was lovely to catch up and see some very missed faces!!  Next week I hope to call from within our classroom so the children in school can join in too.

On Monday a new home learning grid and activity packs will be available for you to collect from school. There are only two weeks left before school shuts for the summer holidays so please pick up enough resources to keep you busy over the holidays. It will be extremely valuable for the return to school in September that the children keep ticking along with practicing their skills between now and then.

Take care,

Mrs Langford 🙂

Swashbuckle Cheer, aha!

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly
I hope you are all enjoying / surviving this beautiful weather / heat!! We have had a lovely week in school hiding from the sun under the shady trees. The children are enjoying learning about pirates and have been making treasure maps, writing messages in a bottle, and learning how to talk like a pirate. We have been thinking about equal rights, as girls were not allowed to be pirates. However, there were some very famous girl pirates so we have been learning about them and talking about what it would be like to be a pirate.  We have been dipping our toes in a paddling pool rock pool to keep cool and digging from treasure in the sand.
We have been enjoying reading and practicing our key words.
Well done to all of you who are continuing their learning from home and have picked up the activity packs from school.
A special mention to Jessica S who keeps impressing us with her learning and sharing her posts with us on Tapestry.
We are enjoying hearing from you all. The Dragonfly children who are at school all say HI!!!!
We miss you!
Mrs Langford