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Dragonfly class is a primary class for children in year one and year two. The teacher is Gemma Meachim, supported by three teaching assistants- Alice Luxford, Kelly Smith and Kieran Gillan. This year our topics include Abracadabra and Carnival of the Animals. In Dragonfly class children learn through a combination of independent learning, focused small group and 1:1 work. Children are encouraged to learn new social skills through games and play as well as form friendships within the class. They learn to read and write through sensory topic based play and learning activities. In our first term the class will be exploring magical creatures, monsters and dragons. They will be taking part in lots of exciting science experiments such as creating magic potions. Children will develop their writing skills through sensory activities such as making patterns with wooden spoons in sticky porridge.

In Dragonfly class we will go on a topic related trip each Monday which will include places like Pick Your Own Farm and Arundel’s Swanbourne Lake.

We have swimming on a Wednesday or Friday afternoon and will also be taking part in forest schools. This allows the children to learn new exciting skills and share a hot chocolate around the camp fire! We look forward to a happy year, making new friends and learning new skills!

Gemma, Alice, Kelly and Kieran


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