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Term 4

Mid term update


Please find below some photos of our recent learning. We are really getting stuck into our dinosaur topic and building on our knowledge of different species and how they survived.... we have been doing lots of dinosaur maths and literacy! At Forest School we made a variety of dinosaur traps and spent time looking closely for changes and signs of spring. In maths we have been estimating the number of dinosaurs in a jar and recording addition and subtraction calculations with the support of dinosaur counting objects. We have been imagining what dinosaurs would say if they could speak and we have written some speech bubbles for them. We have also been writing letters to dinosaurs and thinking of good questions to ask them. Enjoy the photos below.


Mr Hewett

Term 4 is all about DINOSAURS! The children are really excited about this topic and so are we! It always amazes us how much knowledge they already have at the beginning of the topic and how eager they are to learn more. Dinosaurs present a great vehicle about the differences between fiction and non-fiction books as there are so many great age appropriate texts in both categories. Our 'Talk for Writing' text this term will be 'How to Trap a Dinosaur'. This will provide the children with the opportunity to learn basic time connectives such as 'First, Next, After that and Finally' which they can use to write simple instructions. There will also be plenty of 'Dino-Maths' opportunities including measuring footprints and ordering objects by length, size and weight. We will also be having fun learning about dinosaurs through music, art and small world roleplay. The dinosaurs will be coming to Forest School with us too!


Homework ideas

*Write a factfile for your favourite dinosaur and draw a picture of it

*Create your own dinosaur from junk-modelling resources

*Go to your local library and find some books on dinosaurs to do your own research!


Hope you enjoy the new topic


All the best the EYFS team