Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are excited to be back. This half term there will be lots of roaring and some very large footprints around school and it is up to our children to find out who they belong to.
This half term we are learning about:
Different types of dinosaurs
Different features of dinosaurs
What a herbivore and a carnivore is
How to grow dinosaur food
How to order dinosaur footprints by their size
Why dinosaurs are not alive today
What fossils are
What an archaeologist is
Counting the correct number of dinosaurs in Harry’s bucketful of dinosaurs
Different painting and creative techniques
Ordering dinosaurs eggs by weight
Ordering dinosaurs by length
How information can be retrieved from books and the computer
Books we will be reading this half term:
Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Ten Little Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Fact Books
Dinosaurs love underpants
You can help by:
Researching different dinosaurs using books and the internet
Ordering different objects around the house by their weight
Continuing to support your child to learn to write their name
Reading with your child
Looking for simple 2D shapes when you’re out of the house
Helping your child to recognise numbers to 10
World Book Day- 2nd March 2017
Class Photos-8th March 2017
Comic Relief- 24th March 2017
Term Ends- 31st March 2017
When we arrived at school today there were some strange footprints in our classroom. During the morning we followed the footprints and found an egg with a letter asking us to look after it. What will be inside the egg when it hatches?
When we arrived at school this morning the egg we found last week had hatched and there was a dinosaur inside. For the next few weeks we are going to learn a lot about dinosaurs and the children are very excited.
For Science week we have conducted an egg experiment. After finding an egg and being asked to look after it, we wanted to know the best way to protect it. We thought of lots of different materials we could wrap the egg in to protect it and then predicted which one would stop it from breaking if it was dropped. We then wrapped the eggs in these materials and dropped them to find out which material worked best.
We also watched a video about volcanoes and talk about the fact that these formations were around when the dinosaurs were around. We decided to conduct an experiment for which we needed to mix different substances to make our own volcanoes. We follow the recipe to make a volcano but the last ingredient was missing so we had to predict which of four ingredients would make the best volcano. After we made our predictions we tested each ingredient to find that the vinegar created the best eruption.
Welcome back after the holidays hope you had a lovely and relaxing week.
When we came back to Nursery this week we found some footprints which lead our class to an egg! The children came up with lots of suggestions to what could be inside the egg including a butterfly, a dragon and a chick!
We have also made a new role play area in the classroom. We have had lots of fun using the props during our play. Here are a few pictures...
Today was World Book Day at Nursery. We had to come dressed as our favourite book characters and the teachers in Nursery came dressed as 'Fox in Socks!' Everyone looked brilliant in their costumes! During the day we had lots of activities to complete including rhyming activities, as the story 'Fox in Socks' is all about rhyming words, we also threaded socks using shoe laces, matched pairs of socks, talking about the different patterns on each pair of socks and we made a hand print 'Fox in Socks' and added googly eyes! We all had a great day!
This week at school it has been Science week. Everyone in each class have been doing lots of science experiments and been scientists! In Nursery we have made volcanoes and found out which materials are best to keep eggs from cracking when they are dropped.
To make the volcano, we used fizzy pop, vinegar, mints and bicarbonate of soda. We experimented to see which combinations of ingredients worked best and made the volcano erupt!
During our egg experiment we had to see which of our materials protected the eggs best and stopped them from breaking when we dropped them. Our materials included newspaper, bubble wrap, cotton wool and cardboard boxes. We wrapped the eggs up in each of the materials and discussed which we though would protect the eggs best. We then went outside and dropped them on the floor. After, we opened them to see if the eggs had cracked! We found some of the results very surprising!
We found out that the mummy dinosaur was a triceratops! We did not know her name so we called her 'Lucy'.