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Welcome to Dinosaurs MC. We have created this page to share all of our fantastic learning with you and to keep you up to date on events happening in our school. Please take the time to explore this class page and discover all the magic learning we will be doing. 

 

Summer Term

Topic 

Our Topic this term is 'all creatures great and small'  Please see our Newsletter here for more information about all the exciting things we will be doing.

 

This term we are learning about animals. In Art, we will be learning about the famous artist Franz Marc and how he used colour and shape to represent animals in his Expressionist style. We are then going to practice creating lighter and darker tones using pastels. After this, we will apply our new skills to recreate Franz Marc's 'dog lying in the snow'. Later in the term we will explore 3D art and the different materials artists use to create different sculptures. We will then create our own 3D sea creatures are part of our big art for One Book One School. 

Art useful links  Franz Marc art

 In Music we will be listening to 'The Carnival of the Animals' by Saint Saens. We will use Saint Saens' classical piece to understand how different instruments and sounds can be used to represent different animals. We will also use this piece to learn about key musical vocabulary including, volume, rhythm and pitch and identify different classical instruments. Then we will create our own instruments and compose a new section for  'The Carnival of the Animals' using woodland creatures. 

Music useful links The Carnival of the Animals' by Saint Saens 

                                   instrument identification website

 

In Science, we will be learning about humans and animals. We will use the Bible Story: Noah's Ark to identify and classify animals and their diets. We will also consider what make humans different to other animals by comparing our physical features. 

Science useful linksBBC: animal classification 

                                    Animals classification- interactive games     

                                    BBC: Parts of the human body

                   

               In Geography we will continue to learn about seasonal changes and weather. As part of our cross curriculum links we will explore how the composer Vivaldi represented the four seasons of the year in his class piece- Four Seasons.        

           

Geography useful linksVivaldi-Four Seasons

                                          BBC: weather and seasons  

 

In PE, we will be practicing for sports day and will be learning a new of athletic skills.  

                                                                  

                          Writing

Our key text this term is 'Wild' by Emily Hughes.

Through this book we will continue to develop our understanding of punctuation, spelling and phonics using a various forms of writing. We will explore how to use adjectives to add details to a setting through creating our own setting descriptions of a forest and house. We will develop our inference and prediction skills by considering what the characters are thinking and feeling at different points of the story and predict what will happen next in each part of the story. We will also up level our language by learning new vocabulary to describe emotions such as happy and sad.  We will then apply all of these skills to create our own version of Wild.

 

As part of One Book One School we will be reading 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons.  

We will use Billy's Buckets as inspiration to create our own underwater scene and create a fact file about a sea creature. 

 

 If you would like to practise key writing skills at home please use the following websites, games and videos. 

Phonics:  Alphabet song    Phase 2 tricky words   Phase 3 digraphs  Phase 3 tricky words  Phase 4 tricky words                      Phase 5 digraphs  

Handwriting: Letter formation video  

Websites: Phonics play    Teach your Monster to Read  Letters and Sounds games 

 

Maths

In Maths we will learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, multiplication, division, fractions (halves and quarters), time and money. If you would like to practise these skills please use the following games and videos:  

count in 2s, 5s and 10s,    doubling numbers       2 times table           5 times table        10 time table  

game: Telling the time            BBC: Fractions              Topmark: Money games

 

Special Events

 

Everyone had a fantastic time at sports day. Thank you to everyone who came to show your support.

 

We had a special visit from the Animal man. He showed us a number of animals which we were able to hold.

 

Everyone had a fantastic day on our trip the Runway Visitor Park. We hope the children have told you everything they discovered. 

         

Well done to everybody in Dinosaurs MC who took part in the Dance Extravaganza on Monday 11th March 2019. 

 

World Book Day - Thank you for everyone who came into school on World Book Day wearing their pants in some very unusual places. This was, of course, to get into the groove of our class text for the day - 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants'. What a roar-some day the children all had!

 

British Science Week - As part of British Science Week, the children have been exploring 'Journeys Through Time'. They have been creating dinosaurs using a variety of different materials and discussed how different features of dinosaurs helped them to fly (long necks to eat leaves from trees, wings to fly away from danger).

 

Homework: 

Homework this term will be online through Education city.  More information will be sent out. 

                                                                                                      

                                

 

 

Spring Term

Topic 

Our Topic this term is Planes, Train and Automobiles. Please see our Newsletter here for more information about all the exciting things we will be doing.

 

This term we are learning about space and astronauts. In Art, we are going to be looking at the famous artist Paul Klee and create art in a similar style. Paul Klee uses a variety of different shapes and colours in his artwork and we are going to create a space landscape using similar skills which the children are very excited about! In Geography, the children are going to explore and name the continents and oceans of the world and comparing them in terms of size and location. In History, we have watched the first man on the moon and researched and compared famous astronauts from past and present. We are even going to use our super Computing skills to create an astronaut factfile using PurpleMash. In PE, the Dinosaurs have been learning about dance and creating a sequence of movements to music.  Below are some useful links. 

Geography: continents song          History:   The International Space Station     Art: Paul Keele 

                                                                  

                            United Kingdom.                                         Tim Peake      

                               

   Writing

The children will continue to develop their understanding of punctuation, spelling and phonics to support them in their writing. We have been looking at various forms of writing in English. We have written a information poster about our trip to Manchester Airport with the purpose of  informing other children in our school about the exciting things you can do there and the different jobs that people do. Ask your child what they can tell you about their Airport experiences! We are also writing letters to the famous astronaut Tim Peake, asking a variety of questions about life as an astronaut and his experiences of travelling to the moon in a rocket! If you would like to practise key writing skills at home please use the following websites, games and videos. 

Phonics:  Alphabet song    Phase 2 tricky words   Phase 3 digraphs  Phase 3 tricky words  Phase 4 tricky words                      Phase 5 digraphs  

Handwriting: Letter formation video  

Websites: Phonics play    Teach your Monster to Read  Letters and Sounds games 

 

Maths

In Maths we will learning numbers to 50, addition and subtraction within 20, number bonds to 20 and measuring length and weight. If you would like to practise reading and counting numbers please use the following games and videos:  

Counting to 100            number bonds to 20         Spelling number 1- 20 word song. 

Topmarks: counting games         Topmarks: Sequencing games          ICT: counting games