Shears Green Infant School

Welcome back to Term 3. We hope you and your family had an enjoyable break.

Happy Confident achievers

Term 3- Jaws and Claws! 

In term 3 we will  continue our learning journey as we dive into the terrifying topic of 'Jaws and Claws'.

We will be learning about dinosaurs and how they used to live and where.

We will then be locating these different places onto a map. 

We will also look at fossils and how they are made.

We will be enjoying stories such as ‘Katie and the Dinosaurs’ to get the children’s imaginations going.   

Our first day back at school in the New Year was fantastic! We had a super fun packed dinosaur day. We moved to the different year 1 classes during the day and carried out lots of different activities.

In Class 5 we created repeating patterns of dinosaur footprints/claws using a printing technique (potato printing).

In Class 6 we made split pin dinosaurs using various joining materials. We used split pins, glue and tape.

In Class 7 we went fossil hunting. We also learnt about different dinosaur diets and discussed whether a dinosaur was a carnivore, herbivore or an omnivore.

Finally in Class 8 we went exploring for dinosaur parts using clues that were hidden for us. While finding different clues we also found different body parts that belonged to a dinosaur. We also found out different facts about the dinosaur too!

We found a bag with plants in, a bag of weights and a metre stick. The bag of weights had a post it note inside telling us how heavy the dinosaur was and the metre stick had a post it note attached telling us how tall and long the dinosaur was. We then had to use fact cards to work out the name of the dinosaur. We found out that it was a Brachiosaurus. We then drew a picture of the dinosaur using sketching pencils.

Today (our second day back at school) was amazing! We’ve had a super time being ‘Dinosaur Explorers’. We had to hunt for fossils and use our paint brushes to dust off sand to reveal the hidden fossils.

We have learnt lots of different facts about different dinosaurs and what they like to eat. We have looked at fossils of dinosaurs who were Carnivores and dinosaurs who were Herbivores.

We got to meet two baby dinosaurs as well today. One baby dinosaur called Jack who was 5 years old and one baby T-Rex called Sophie who is 7 years old. Sophie was huge!

We got to stroke both Jack and Sophie.

Take a look at our pictures to see how excited we were.

This term Class 5 have been learning more about subtraction. We have remembered that the answer is a smaller number than our starting number, and that we have to jump to the left when we use our number lines because the numbers get smaller!

We have tried some challenging word problems and even had a go at a tricky dinosaur code breaker! We had to work out some subtraction problems, and work out the missing letters using the answers we found out. We discovered the secret word was "fossil" but had to make sure our answers were right so we could spell it properly! We loved searching for the problems to solve and finding out which letters were missing.

So far this term we have been learning how to solve maths problems in our outside area and we are beginning to look at categorizing animals into families such as birds , reptiles, mammals and looking at where they live and what they eat. We are learning that herbivores eat plants, carnivores eat meat and omnivores eat both plants and meat.

Class 5 have been learning all about timelines and the periods of time that dinosaurs lived in. We found out about the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and some of the dinosaurs that lived during these times! Our favourite was the Jurassic because this had lots of the biggest dinosaurs. We drew some of the reptiles we found out about and placed them on our own timelines.

Click on the images below to visit some websites with lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs. 



What do you call a dinosaur with one eye?



Year 1, Term 3 Homework