Blog 17.2.23

This week our book of the week was ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds.   In the story Harry finds some dusty plastic dinosaurs in his Nan's attic. He cleans them, finds out their names and takes them everywhere - until, one day, the dinosaurs get lost! The lost property man gets a surprise when Harry proves the dinosaurs are his by calling them over to him by name.

 Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to this story:

 Writing – Write about your favourite part of the story

Maths – Make a shape dinosaur

Funky Fingers – Build a bridge and balance the dinosaurs

Outside – Make a dinosaur world

Creative – Make a train from recycled materials

Playdough – Make a playdough bucket and fill it with dinosaurs

 What another great week we had for challenges!  Nearly every single Reception child did their challenges and gold challenge. 

 In maths the Reception children have been measuring.  They have measured playdough snakes, their feet, put dinosaurs in size order, sorted dinosaurs in different ways and made a pictogram of our favourite dinosaurs.  The nursery children have been recognising numbers to ten, counting up and down and matching numerals and spots.

 In Read, Write Inc some children have been practising and recapping the ‘special friends’ and other children have been learning the letters j, v and y.  The nursery children have been learning about the Three Little Pigs story.  They have copied, made up and remembered patterns and listened to the sound in the story.

 In the tuff tray this week we have been using dinosaur feet to make prints, used magnets and made pancake mix (which we didn’t eat!).

 Our cake this week was carrot cake.  We all learnt how to safely grate a carrot to put in our cakes.   As it was Valentine’s Day this week we made some cards and some cuddle hearts to take home and give to people that we love.  We also drew a big dinosaur world on a long piece of paper.  We drew volcanos, caves and forests.  This week we also learnt a dinosaur dance as part of our PE.

 This week we had a visit from Rachel from the Dogs Trust Dogs Rehoming & Dog Rescue Charity | Dogs Trust.  She explained to us about what the charity does and how to help us to stay safe around dogs. She then told us five rules to follow when we are around dogs.

 This week was the last week of our ‘Long, long ago’ theme Mrs Cotton helped us to make some dinosaur biscuits.  When they had cooked we decorated them with eyes and took them home.  During half term it will be Shrove Tuesday and as we won’t be at school we made some pancakes this week.  Some of us had lemon and sugar, some of us had chocolate spread and some of us had syrup.

 As part of our RE ‘Special Places’ this week we thought about the similarities and differences between a church, the special place for Christians and a mosque, the special place for Muslims.

 Starfish Star of the Week was Penny.  She did a brilliant job with working out the answers to number bond to ten missing number problems.  Well done Penny!

 After half term we will start our new theme of ‘On the Move’ when we will learn about lots of different vehicles.  Our book will be ‘Cars Galore’ by Peter Stein.