This term we will be learning all about dinosaurs - we will be using real fossils to help us understand how we know so much about the dinosaurs and finding out about Mary Anning, one of the first fossil hunters. We will be thinking about what a dinosaur ate for dinner, and how we can tell this from its teeth and maybe even its poo!
In Science, we will be linking all we know about dinosaurs to their closest living relatives - reptiles. We will also be learning about different groups of animals such as mammals, birds and amphibians and how we know what group an animal belongs to.
We will also be having a visit from Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow so that we can meet some reptiles up close.
We're really looking forward to another busy and exciting term!
If you would like to learn more about the history of fossil hunting and dinosaurs in Oxfordshire, the Oxford Natural History Museum and the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock are both fantastic places to visit... and best of all, they are free!
Week 23rd April
This week in Maths we have started to focus on our 10s. We have been thinking about how many of something there are and how many groups of them there are. For example- 5 bunches of flowers and 10 flowers in each bunch. We have then been thinking about how we can count these in groups of 10.
We have also had a very exciting start to the term as we have had a cricket coach teach us a PE lesson, talk about cricket and deliver a cricket maths lesson! Each week this term Year One will have a PE lesson delivered on a Tuesday to learn cricket skills. This is to get us to start thinking about the Cricket World Cup in the Summer. (PE for just Term 5 will be on a Tuesday and Thursday).
In Topic this week we found a variety of different sized footprints in our classrooms. We asked questions such as- Who do the footprints belong to? and What size were the creatures that left them? We have started to think a little bit about Dinosaurs! We will be taking our investigations further in Science by finding out which animal type Dinosaurs can be classified as and also about 'camouflage.'