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This term our topic is "Dinosaur Planet" and we will be learning about the curious times when the dinosaurs roamed the world!
In Science we will be finding out about things that are alive, dead and have never been living and learning what dinosaurs used to eat and the special names used for the different types. We will look at and discuss fossils, experiment using play-dough to make teeth to see how their shape would have been important and discuss the habitats during the times when the dinosaurs were around. We will go to Winster to join our friends for a SCIENCE day which will involve many fun investigations related to Dinosaurs too.
In Maths we will continue to learn about counting, number and play a range of Maths games to reinforce the one to one correspondence of counting forwards and back. Our Reception children will focus on forming numbers. The year 1 and 2 children will continue work on multiplication and division and begin fractions and measurement of length and height.
In English and History the children will learn about Mary Anning the female Paleontologist and create a newspaper based around fossils and where they were first discovered. Our fiction will be based around stories such as Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow. We will also write a non-fiction dictionary about " Dinosaurs"
In RE,from the Derbyshire syllabus we will think about the question "What is special about our world?" and we will focus on talking about things they find interesting, puzzling and wonderful about the world we live in. "Bullying Matters" is the area we are learning about in PSHE.
In our topic work the children will find out about the amazing Arctic and Antarctic, the animals and people who live there, the weather conditions, survival and how climate change is affecting the planet we live in. We will look at and locate hot and cold countries on maps and discuss the physical features of the Arctic and Antarctic.
In Art and DT the children will create junk models for 3D dinosaur sculptures, draw and paint dinosaurs and make play dough fossils.
ICT for Year 1 and 2 will include learning about algorithms and all children will continue to learn about E-safety and what it means to be safe online.
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