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Cawston Grange Primary School

Excellence, Respect, Friendship

Dolphins - Reception

Autumn 1 - All About Me Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 2 - What Happens in the Woods? Knowledge Organiser

Spring 1 - People in our Community Knowledge Organiser

Spring 2 - 'Going on a Journey' Knowledge Organiser

Summer 1 - Once Upon a Time Knowledge Organiser

Summer 2 - Water, Water, Everywhere! Knowledge Organiser

Our trip to the Sea Life Centre! We loved learning about the sea creatures there and were so excited to be on our first school trip!

Some of our learning in Summer 1 - Once Upon a Time...

World Book Week! We had so much fun immersing ourselves in the magical world of stories and books :D

Lunar New Year Dragon Dancing!

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We have been learning about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in countries like China and around the world! We watched videos of professional performances and noticed how they usually had a band/musicians to help them keep to the beat of the music. We then made our own dragon and used musical instruments to do our own performances!!

Xin Nian Hao! Happy Lunar New Year to our families and friends :)

Merry Christmas from the Dolphins!

Baking Bread - just like the Little Red Hen! They tasted delicious :)

Humpty Dumpty Eggsperiment!

We received a letter from Mumpty Dumpty asking us to design and make a coat for her son Humpty Dumpty, to protect him when he falls off the wall! We worked in pairs to decide which material would be the most protective and talked about why we thought it would be the best. Then we tested our designs by wrapping up 'Humpty Dumpty' and pushing him off a wall! We checked him for cracks and discussed whether the design was protective enough, and what we could do to improve it further. We learnt lots of new vocabulary such as 'design', 'protect', 'hypothesis', and 'evaluate'!

Wow Dolphins!!


What an amazing first full week of school! We have loved getting to know you all better and we are so proud of how well you have settled into Cawston Grange. We've enjoyed lots of playing, singing, dancing, climbing and exploring together as well as making many new friends laugh I think we are all feeling exhausted from these busy days, so I hope you have a big rest over the weekend ready for another week of learning on Monday!


Miss Williams smiley

We have had a fantastic week settling in to our new class and have enjoyed making friends and exploring our surroundings. Take a look to see what we have been up to!

Here is some useful information about the timetable for the Dolphins class:


Children need to bring their water bottle and bag every day - please ensure these are named! All clothing/shoes should also be named to help the children (and us!) identify whose is whose. Thank you laugh


PE - Monday morning (PE kits are kept in school until half-term when we send them home to be washed)


Library - Wednesday mornings.    Please remember to return the library book each week!


Nature ClassroomWednesday afternoons.   So that we can access this in all weathers, please send your child to school on Wednesdays wearing their uniform top/jumper/cardigan, but with waterproof trousers/leggings/joggers to give them extra protection. If possible, we also recommend that they have a pair of wellies to keep in school to wear in the Nature Classroom and in our outdoor area when the weather is poor. 


Supporting your child at home – Each week, we will be learning 4 new GPC’s (grapheme phoneme correspondences) in Phonics. We will send home a sheet at the end of the week containing these sounds and some activities for you to help your child practise their reading and writing skills at home. If they have completed their sheets, they can come and show us to gain a raffle ticket for the Friday draw!


Each child in Reception has been given a Doodle login for Maths and this is a great way of engaging them interactively in problem solving and numeracy skills using ICT. Lots of you had said during our recent parents evening, that this seems to be a real hit with the children so if you haven’t logged in yet – have a go!