St. Edward's CE Primary School (Dorrington)

Dragonfly Class

Reception - 2017 - 2018

Class Teacher: Miss Elvins

Welcome to our Dragonfly webpage

This half term text focus will be Jack and the Beanstalk. Our UW topic will be growing and over the half term we will be learning the names of parts of plants and what plants need to grow. Our stage area is up and running in the class room and the children have been creating their own dances and scenes from stories.

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 and settling down at their table. Every morning there will be ‘Early Morning’ activities on their tables such as writing their names, forming their letters and numbers correctly, handwriting practise and phonics activities.


PE will be on Thursdays. 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 Fridays. Again please ensure your child has their Forest School kit in school at the beginning of week and that everything is named.


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.


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. I am aware that these have not yet been given to the children in Dragonfly Class.


How you can help your child at home:

  • Handwriting practise - This can be found in your child's homework book.
  • Your child will be bringing home a reading book and diary. Please write in your child's reading diary the pages your child has read at home and sign it.
  • As part of our phonics work they will bring home a phonics mat for you to help support the sounds we are learning in school in any given week.
  • Your children will also bring home a key ring with 'tricky words' to learn. These are words they cannot sound talk and need to learn as a whole. These words can be taken off the key ring so you can play games with them such as hiding them and they read them when they find them or have them face down and turn them over one at a time to read.
  • WOW moments - It is lovely to hear about your child's learning and development outside of school.
  • Weekend diary - 18.05.18

Reading Challenge

This term the children will be completing a 'Jack and the Beanstalk’ reading challenge. If the children read at home five times and this is recorded in their diary they move onto the next stage in the reading challenge. When they complete six levels they will get a prize. Happy Reading! Last half term over half our class received their prize. Fabulous, thank you for your support!

Reception - Dragonfly - Files to Download

Reception - Dragonfly - 4Children Parents Guide - What to expect when.pdfDownload
Reception - Dragonfly - Curriculum letter - Autumn Term 2017.pdfDownload
Reception - Dragonfly - Forest School - Autumn Term 2017.pdfDownload
Reception - Dragonfly - Welcome letter - Useful information - Autumn Term 2017.pdfDownload
Reception - Dragonfly - Wow cards.pdfDownload
Reception - Dragonfly - Wow moment note - Autumn Term 2017.pdfDownload
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Reception - Dragonfly - News Items

"The beans have grown really tall" - Joshua Turner

"The worms have started to mix the soil and the sand" - Joey Watkins

Reception - Dragonfly - Gallery Items

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Reception - Dragonfly - Events Items

New Dates

 Wednesday 23rd May - Dragonfly parent lunch


Reception - Dragonfly - Useful Websites

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


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

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


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