We had a visit from a dinosaur this week, he left his footprints, a box of clues and a letter. He has asked us to let him know what we want to learn about dinosaurs and what we already know about them. We have had some very interesting questions to answer, why are they all gone? What did they eat and why? How many dinosaurs were there? And many more amazing questions. He also left us some eggs to look after so we think he may be back for another visit.
We have also enjoyed exploring what a fossil is and making our own.
In language we have been learning about adjectives, we have been describing dinosaurs and learning new vocabulary. We have really enjoyed learning lots of new adjectives and how to use them in our work. When reading with your child this week, see if they can find the adjectives.
In maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10, we have been fixing the broken dinosaur eggs by matching the number bonds. We have been outside to make our number bonds with natural objects and we have been solving some number bond problems.
We have also enjoyed making dinosaur shapes in PE and playing a lot of dinosaur games. We have been in the outdoor area to build nests for the eggs and dinosaur enclosures.
Next week we will be answering some questions about dinosaurs and exploring the parts of a dinosaur and making our own dinosaur skeletons.
We will be reading the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ and trying to imagine what the dinosaurs got up to when they were lost for the short while on the train.
We will be acting out the story hopefully using the amphitheatre outside to perform our own story.
In maths we will be doubling amounts and exploring how to double. We are doing this using mirrors and paint printing.
Thank you so much for your support over the last few weeks, we are really enjoying getting to know our new classes and they are settling right back into school life well.