TO CLASS 2 ~CREATORS
Stomp, crash, roar! Watch out – there are dinosaurs about! Yes, that’s right, we’re travelling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.
This half term, we’ll have a virtual visit to a museum, look closely at ancient fossils and study reptiles to understand how dinosaurs may have lived and eventually died out. We’ll learn about the great fossil hunter, Mary Anning, and follow in her footsteps, studying dinosaur teeth and bones to find out what dinosaurs liked to eat. Learning dinosaur names, creating puzzling riddles, writing fantastic fact files and creating exciting dinosaur stories are some of the other activities we’ll be involved in this half term. We’ll also use our artistic skills to make model dinosaurs and to design dinosaur landscapes.
At the end of our project, we’ll invite parents to a dinosaur party to share our knowledge with you. We’ll invent some dinosaur games to play and entertain you with our wonderful dinosaur music.
Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, he did. Run!
Please make sure children have their appropriate PE kits in school at the start of the week. We ask that you provide outdoor trainers for activities on the field.
Our Class Target is to aim for all the children to read at least 3-5 times a week, practice their spelling and times tables appropriate to their age group. On occasion, I may ask for children to complete a numeracy or literacy assignment, this will be communicated through Class Dojo.
Dinosaurs are fascinating! Why not visit the library, choose some dinosaur books and practise reading and writing dinosaur names together? How about you research amazing dinosaur facts together online? You could also make a mini Jurassic Park from cardboard boxes and craft materials to make model dinosaurs feel at home!
Alternatively, take a look at our list of home learning ideas below. Children will be awarded dojos for any project homework they bring in to share with the class.
Our Reading Champions encourages children to read for pleasure. In addition to our DEAR time in the classroom, children are asked to read at least 3-5 times a week at home. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday. They will be rewarded 2 dojos for reading 3 or more times, 3 dojos for reading more than 5 times a week. Special award stickers will be given when children have read 10, 30 or 50 books!
Big thank you to all our parents for supporting your child to read at home.
We believe that tables fluency can be an essential step towards both confidence and ability. Sumdog makes it easy for children to work on these tables while playing their favourite Sumdog games. When your children first use Sumdog they will automatically take a diagnostic test to place them at the right level. Their usernames and passwords can be found in their reading diaries.