The second week of our dinosaurs topic has been equally as busy for the children, with lots of exciting learning taking place. In Literacy, the children had to choose a picture of a dinosaur and then write a sentence, using Fred Talk to help, to describe it. Our 'wow' word of the week has been palaeontologist, as we have been trying to help the children understand that we have learnt about the existence of dinosaurs through evidence that has been studied. To that end, the children have been playing at being palaeontologists by using brushes to hunt for 'bones' in the sand, made fossils and cut out, assembled and stuck skeletons of a dinosaur to discover it is a T-Rex. Other dinosaur activities this week have included labelling a dinosaur, making and naming a dinosaur using our own names e.g. Miaosaurus or Henryosaurus, and learning dinosaur songs.
In Maths, the children are continuing to learn addition and subtraction as this week they have been finding the number that is one less than a given number. They have been doing this by initially generating a number with one or two dice and then subtracting 1 from this.
Congratulations to everyone that received a Well Done this week, or celebrated a birthday.
Next Tuesday for Show and Tell, we would like the children to bring in something beginning with the letter 'd'.
A gentle reminder please, that nail varnish is not permitted in school. We are aware that the children like to have it on for special occasions or as a treat, but please can you ensure that this is removed for school. Please could you also make sure that all school uniform is named. We have quite a collection of clothing that gets left behind or misplaced throughout the day and it is very difficult to find who it belongs to, especially if the children don't realise they have lost something!
Wishing you all a lovely, and hopefully not too soggy, weekend!
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