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Term 3

A Moment in Time 

This term we will be creating mini palaeontologists as we research dinosaurs from the egg to extinction. We will be researching the features of meat eating and plant eating dinosaurs and discovering how they lived.In the last two weeks of term we will shift the history focus to the children themselves and be discovering how they have changed since they were babies. We look forward to finding out all the unusual  things they want to be when they will be when they grow up.


The children are always excited by learning new words and we will be introducing this vocabulary and making our own class dictionaries: past, present, future, reptile, carnivore, herbivore, scaly skin, fossil, ferocious, enormous, tiny, extinct, birth, toddler, growing, adult, child.


In maths, we will be solving simple problems such as measuring dinosaur bones and footprints, weighing different sized eggs and finding one more and one less leaf for the Brontosaurus.


In phonics, we will be revising the sounds the children do not know yet from phase 2 and beginning phase 3. These sounds are j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai. We will be learning to read these tricky "trouts": he, she, we, be, me, all, are.


Our PE focus in term 3 is dance which will be on Monday mornings. Please can your children bring a PE kit from week 1. Forest school will be in terms 5 and 6 when we have glorious sunshine!