2 years to 3 years
Dolphins are our 2 to 3 year old children. Dolphin’s classroom is located on our first floor of the building, with the ratio being 4 children to 1 member of staff (1:4 ratio).
The children in Dolphins tend to now all have a similar routine and do things together at the same time.
Dolphin’s is a little more structured and contains specific areas to support the EYFS curriculum such as a messy area, creative area, construction area, role play area, mark making area, book corner. We make full use of the outside areas and tend to go outside every day weather permitted. We also make full use of our soft play room, animal room and cooking area in the kitchen as well as a range of fun enjoyable activities within the classroom.
We also have a daily together time, where we talk about our weekend, feelings, our monthly topic, singing nursery rhymes and also talk about the day of the week and weather.
In Dolphin’s we have a nappy changing area but there is also a lot of focus around toilet training. The staff are well experienced within this and are always happy to advise and support parents and carers.
Each month the Dolphins have a different topic to work on, for example opposites, mathematics, animals etc. We also celebrate individual achievements by using our “WOW’S” which will be displayed within the classroom and spoken about at together time with friends. Dolphins enjoy celebrating events like birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Halloween etc.
At KLT’S we have 5 golden rules that all children know and stick to and these are focussed on during their time in Dolphins:
- Kind words, for example “no thank you”, “excuse me”, “please”, “thank you”
- Kind hands
- Walking feet
- Indoor voices
- Take turns and share