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How time has flown!

Congratulations to all of the Doves Class children, you have all worked so hard this year and we are so so proud of how far you have come.

Enjoy the summer as much as you have all enjoyed the messy play this year!


Lots of Love

Doves Staff

Cooling off in the pool!

Golden time on the slide

Welcome to the second half of our Summer Term!



This term our topic is: At the Beach


Our Key text is: Hooray for Fish!


Our rhyme is: The Waves on the Sea

Music and Communication


Puzzles and Play


Meet the Team for Summer Term


Sensory and Classroom Fun

Our Key Text: Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Making Ice Cream

Music with Alison

Polar Bear Biscuits

Our Key Text: 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?'

Hello 2024!

This term Doves Class will be exploring Polar Animals.

We welcome a new member of the team - Georgina, she will teach Doves Class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Kerrie will continue to teach on Thursdays and Fridays.

Our Key Text for this term is 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?' by Bill Martin Jr

Our Rhyme will be 'I'm a little Penguin'

The Topic Map will provide more detail as to what we will be exploring in class this term.

In The Sky. Autumn 2

Doves Class have been busy using their senses to explore! We have been working on a colour each week, it has been great fun. We have enjoyed cooking, number and music sessions. Doves love parachute fun, dough disco and calming nursery rhymes. We have loved spending time in the courtyard, which has been made into a garden area.

Doves Class have had such a wonderful start to the year. We are enjoying working in our focus groups, where we have experienced so much already! Ranging from sensory play, sticking, painting and puzzles. We brush our teeth everyday, which is going really well. Some of our happiest times are spent in our therapy pool, and enjoying parachute fun!

Welcome to Doves class!

We are so excited to start our wonderful Blackmarston journey together.

This term our topic is All About Me, so we will be spending time looking at our marvelous selves! We will be exploring a range of different texts but our key text will be 'One Bear at Bedtime', this will provide us with lots of opportunities for sensory exploration. This book has lots of animals in it, so it will be a great start for practising environmental sounds. Please look at our topic web above for curriculum coverage this half term.

We place great emphasis on communication, and we will encourage children to use objects or photographs to make choices. Then we will gradually introduce Communication Boards and signing. We will constantly use symbols, so that the children can communicate their needs, and we will be using signing throughout the day. We are passionate about giving our children a voice. 

We will be having regular sessions in the sensory rooms, soft play, Forest School, the hydro pool, the library and the hall, so the children will continue to experience different environments, and gain greater confidence in transitioning between them. 

 We will share what the class have done using Class Dojo and this page.  

We are always there for you on class dojo should you have any questions, or exciting things to share (we love to hear about achievements made at home!).

We are really looking forward to making the very best of the year ahead, thank you so much for your support.

Julia and Team