Dinosaur detectives!

This morning when we Came into class we found some giant footprints! We guessed they belonged to a dinosaur! We decided the dinosaur was looking for its egg and the baby. 

We had to write down all the descriptive clues we could find so we could find out what the dinosaur looked like. We thought about where the dinosaur could be hiding and we tried to write a sentence. 

How big is a dinosaur? 

This morning we talked about how big dinosaurs are. Our challenge was to use lots of different words to describe the dinosaurs size. 

Our first job was to make a tall dinosaur shape and then a short dinosaur shape.

We then used our talk partners to decide how we could describe the dinosaurs. We wrote our ideas down and placed them next to the dinosaur we were describing.

Miss Battams then described a dinosaur using one of our new words describing size. We had to listen carefully and then identify the correct dinosaur.

Outdoor fun

With the weather being very lovely today we spent lots of time outdoors. We played in the water and explored how we could move the water along the pipes. We also had a go at using the sound pipes to makes some noises by swinging them around. We learnt how we can use pipes to make our voices travel and we had lots of fun using the pipe telephones. We also made some gigantic dinosaur paintings by working together. We used different types of brushes and rollers to create some interesting effects and new colours. We had a great day outdoors! 

Looking after the rabbits. 

This week our class have volunteered to look after the rabbits. We have to let them out in the morning and check they have food and drink. We also have to check their house is clean. At the end of the day we have to put them away to keep them safe. Each group is looking after the rabbits on one day this week so we all get a turn. Max and Cookie are very cute and we got to have cuddles too! 

What’s in the egg?

This morning we discovered a giant egg had been left in a nest in the classroom. The egg has hatched and there is nothing inside! Who does the egg belong to? Where has it come from? What was inside? We wrote our ideas down on our post it note and we left them on the nest. We shared our ideas with the rest of the class.

Jungle adventure! 

This week we have been learning about animals that live in the jungle. We watched some videos about the rainforest and we talked about the sights and sounds in the jungle. 

We created a list of animals in the jungle and we wrote a sentence about what animals we could see and tried to describe them.

We also started making our own tree frogs using balloons and paper mache. We got very messy but it was lots of fun!

Animal Antics!

This half term we are learning about animals. We started by talking about pets and we read the story Dear Zoo. We wrote letters to the zoo telling them which animal we would like as a pet and why.

We used the iPads and books to learn lots of new facts about sea creatures and we wrote down our favourite one. Did you know a flying fish can jump for 3 metres! We had a try at jumping that far but we couldn’t do it.

We then looked at how some of the creatures under the sea move. Miss Battams put on some funny hats and we had a go at moving like that creature.

We then talked about the Rainbow Fish. We learnt that the rainbow fish’ most precious possessions were his sparkly scales. He shared them with us and we talked about what our most special or precious thing was, and we shared our ideas with the Rainbow fish.

Back in class we then worked together to create large artworks featuring creatures that live under the sea.

We have been worked very hard and have had lots of fun so far this week.