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Y1 - Dragonflies

Dragonfly Class is taught by Mrs Kerrigan and is supported by Miss Guinea and Mrs Ostridge. Other adults who work in the class are Mr Frisby (teaching music on a Wednesday) and Mr Bourne (teaching PE on a Monday).

Below you will find a gallery of all the exciting learning activities that have taken place in Dragonfly class this year.

Sandworld Trip

The class had a fun time at Sandworld for our school trip, even though it was a very wet and windy day! The children were amazed by the huge sand sculptures and enjoyed identifying all the different characters. They then chose their own design to fill with layered, coloured sand. Finally, they were shown by Mark, how he creates all the sand sculptures on the beach and were then allowed to make their own. 

Sports Day

The children showed off all their amazing PE skills during this year's Sports Day. There were throwing events, an obstacle course and lots of different races. The children enjoyed watching all the mummys and daddys racing and also the staff too!

Fruit Sculptures

As part of our Art topic on Sculptures, and also our DT topic on food, the children made fruit sculptures. They designed and made their own sculptures, and then enjoyed eating the fruit after!

Father’s Day Fudge

The class made some delicious Aero fudge today for a Father’s Day gift ( shhhhh, don’t tell the daddys!) 


GB’s Para-Olympian Katrina Hart’s Visit

The class were very excited to meet para-Olympian, Katrina Hart this week. They completed some circuit training exercises with her and were sponsored for their efforts! It was incredibly hot but they were all fantastic! 

Making Sandwiches

As part of our DT topic on preparing food, the children designed and made their own sandwiches. They enjoyed eating them too! 

Bug Hunt

In Science the children have been learning about the different animal groups. So, this week we went outside to find different insects and bugs.

Rock up and Read

We had another successful Rock and Read session this week with the parents. It was lovely to see the children enjoying some books with their grown-ups.

Inter-house Cross Country Competition

All the children took part in the Inter-house Cross Country Competition last Friday. They all did really well running around the school field on a special course designed by Mr Bourne.

Well done to our class winners!

Coronation Celebrations

Dragonfly Class enjoyed all the Coronation activities this week. The children wrote to the King to wish him well with his coronation, they created collages of the King and made Coronation Mocktails using their measuring skills.  They also enjoyed dressing up in red, white and blue and playing games organised by the PTA. It was a lot of fun! 

Kingfisher's Bake-Off Competition

We had some super entries from Dragonfly Class for our Bake-Off Competition this week. All the cakes looked delicious and they were sold to the parents and children after school which raised lots of money for charity. Well done!

Kingston Maurward Trip

Our trip to Kingston Maurward was a great success, even though it was very cold! The children had fun feeding the guinea pigs and rabbits using fishing rods, and also the goats by hand. We were very lucky to be able to visit the new born lambs in their pens, as some were only a few hours old. They were very cute and we all wanted to bring them home! We also had a visit around the other park animals to see the Shetland ponies, Kune Kune pigs, guinea fowl, donkeys and horses. Sarah then spoke to the children about the animals and discussed the different animal groups. We had a great day.

Making Carp Kites

In DT the children have been learning about kites. They have studied different styles of kites and where they originated from. This week, we looked at Carp Kites from Japan and the children made their own versions and enjoyed flying them around the playground!

World Book Day

The children had a great day on World Book Day, taking part in lots of different reading/story activities. They helped write a whole school story, drew their favourite part of their favourite story, read to themselves and then had a reading session with the Year 5's, looked at books from the Book Fair and made book marks to take home. It was a very busy day!

Church Visit

As part of our RE topic on Christianity, we had a visit to one of our local churches. Rev David Keen welcomed us to St James' Church on Preston Road and allowed the children to discover all the different features. He also told a Bible story with the help from some of the children and suggested the children might like to make stone and brass rubbings to take back to school. 


In PE this half term, we have been practising gymnastic skills. Today the children demonstrated their jumping and landing, rolling and balancing using the apparatus.