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Welcome to Doves Class at Greenleas Derwent Road. We are very pleased to welcome you to our class page and we are looking forward to working with you and being part of your child's Year One learning journey. 


The adults in Doves this year are Mrs Silverton (teacher), Mrs Cordes (learning support assistant) and Mrs Fletcher(1:1 learning support assistants).  We are always happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have and we love to hear about your child's celebrations and achievements outside of school. Quick messages can be handed over at drop off or pick up. Please email any other questions, messages or news to the office and we will respond via email or a telephone call.


Please find below a photograph learning journey that shows some of the exciting activities we have been doing. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures and that they give you the chance to talk to your child about their learning and share in their experiences at school.

Sport Day 2022


In our maths lessons this week we have been learning our multiplication facts for the number two. We have been making groups of two and counting in twos.

Design and Technology

In our DT lessons this half term we have been finding out about freestanding structures. We gathered ideas by learning about different structures and buildings and then went outside to sketch some of the features of buildings around us. For our technical lessons we explored different ways to attach paper and card and we explored the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of glue and sticky tape. We then used all the knowledge we had gained to design and make a house for a Wombat after we had read the story Wombat's Diary about a cheeky wombat who keeps her human neighbours busy.


In maths this half term we have been learning about numbers to 40. We have been finding out about the place value of each digit, making numbers to 40, ordering numbers to 40 and comparing numbers so we can say which is more than and which is less than.

World Book Day 2022

We loved seeing you all dressed up as your favourite story characters and hearing about the stories you enjoy to read.

Penguin Finish

We had a fantastic finish to our Polar Bear and Penguin topic.

Collages in Art

We have been learning about collage this half term. We sketched observational drawings of our landscape and then went back to class to use a range of materials and techniques to represent some of our views from school as a collage. We developed our knowledge of techniques by experimenting with cutting, tearing and overlapping. Once we had developed our ideas we went on to create Polar Region Landscape collages.

Science Weather and Seasonal Change

In our science lessons we observed the weather and talked about the season of winter. We made windsocks and took them outside to observe the strength and direction of the wind.

Autumn Term 2 Enrichment

We really enjoyed doing Judo in the hall with our Judo Coach.

Non-School Uniform Day.

We had a fun spooky start to the last day of the half term. The children looked great in their costumes. Thank you so much for supporting this PTA event.

Our Walk to the Post Box

To finish our Jolly Postman topic we spent some time writing letters and addressing envelopes. We then walked to our local post box to post them. When we got back to school we found out what happens to letters once they have been posted.


We hope that the letters arrived safely and that you enjoyed the post from your child. 

Numbot Day

Thank you to all the parents and children for taking part in our Numbot Day. We were amazed by all the amazing costumes and robot related T-shirts. The children had fun taking part in robot related maths work and games. We are thrilled to hear you are enjoying Numbots at home and working your way through the levels.

Forest School

We had a fantastic time during Forest School. We loved learning in our wonderful outdoor space and exploring our woodland walk.


In art we have been drawing self portraits. We started by looking at some famous paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and explored how colours can match different moods and emotions. We created our backgrounds by mixing primary colours and exploring ways to make different shades.  We used a range of sponges and brushes to get different effects for our background. We then drew our portraits and used mirrors and guidelines to help put our eyes, ears, nose and mouth in the right places. As we were painting our features we selected the correct sized brushes to help us paint in the lines and add detail. We enjoyed looking at each others finished self portraits. We hope you enjoy seeing them too.