Welcome to our class ‘The Zogs’
This term we have been learning all about dinosaurs!
During Geography we have been locating and naming the continents and oceans where the dinosaurs lived and the different climates they were suited to. In Science, we have been classifying dinosaurs and identifying their features such as size and whether they were carnivores or herbivores.
We have identified dinosaur bones and teeth using our investigatory skills. During outdoor learning, we created coprolites (fossilised dinosaur poo) as well as creating a nest with a mystical dinosaur egg. During PSHE we have been focusing on our ways to well-being and how to cope with our emotions. We have been focusing on money and times tables during maths as well as consolidating our number bond knowledge. We have read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts and created our own stories using time phrases and a range of punctuation! During Religious Education we have been learning about the Christmas story and even started practising a variety of songs and dances for our nativity performance.
The Zogs have been studying the Great Fire of London during term one. We have learnt about the past using non-fiction texts and have used drama to re-enact the events chronologically. We have focused on using ambitious adjectives to make our facts, stories and poems more interesting to the reader.
We have learnt the words and actions to the song “London’s burning” and have been singing it in a round. During outdoor learning, we buried parmesan cheese just like Samuel Pepys did during the Great Fire of London. In Science, we have been looking at animals and their different habitats by exploring the schools’ grounds using our magnifying glasses. We particularly enjoyed going on our school trip to Wingham Wildlife Park to meet our school sloth and learn about different habitats. In maths, we have been using dienes and part-whole models to represent different numbers and have been focusing on our number knowledge using our number bond song. We have practised using a range of mediums during Art and even created our own 3D fire engines with wheels and axels. We have been focusing on our core school values, especially being resilient- the children received their first stamp on their passports for showing they know and understand these important traits.