Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729


Year 1


1Donnelly - Our class teacher is called Miss Donnelly and our teaching assistant is Miss Brook. 

 1 Wilkinson- Our class teacher is called Miss Wilkinson and our teaching assistants  are:

Mrs Hever and Mrs Smith

Animal Adventure 

This half term our topic is 'Animal Adventure'

We have been learning all about the different classes of animal groups and where they come from in the world.


Our English focus has been around the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' which the children have learnt in detail. We have been rewriting our own versions of the story to include animals such as lions and tigers; in our own 'writing den' using torches for light.


In the role play area we have been dressing up as explorers and writing fact files about the animals we encounter in the jungle.


The construction area is where we design and build our own zoos and farms; then in the small world area we are busy learning all about African animals and their habitat, experimenting with African drums to play music. 


During continuous provision the children have been designing and creating animal masks using paper plates. In the art area we have been looking, in detail, at animal skin and the different textures and patterns; trying to recreate these using materials of our choice. 

Our Year One Trip

On 27th March 2019 we went on our class trip to Cockfields Farm to further enhance our topic 'Animal Adventure'.

The children got to explore Forest School, meet and feed the barn animals, bottle feed the kids and meet and handle the bugs and reptiles. 

We had a brilliant day and hope you enjoy looking at the photographs! 

1 Wilkinson Photos:

Ready, Steady... Grow!!

This half term our topic is Ready, Steady...Grow!

We have been linking the topic to science and learning what plants need to survive.

The children each planted their own bean plant and had to look after it themselves, completing a bean diary to show the plants progress.

As a class we have read the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and the children enjoyed completing 'reading journals' based on the story.

We have been out on tree and flower hunts and even used leaves and seeds as part of our maths lessons.

In the small world area the children have been designing their own amazing gardens worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show!