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Dinosaurs Rock (January - February)

What a very busy half term we have had in Year 1 !



This half term in English we have been looking at the books ‘Dinosaurs in the Supermarket’, ‘The Dinosaur who Pooped a Planet’ and ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’. The children have been working hard with their writing skills to write a setting description, diary entry and a story. The children have been using capital letters for the personal pronoun ‘I’, days of the week and names of people. They have also been using ‘and’ to add more information to their sentences.


This half term in Maths, the children have been working hard to compare, order and add and subtract numbers within 20. They have been learning to subtract by using number bonds, counting back and finding the difference. The children have also been working on their problem solving skills to complete missing number problems.


In Science, the children have been recapping their knowledge of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and identifying which dinosaurs were each of these.

The children have also been learning about the four different seasons, identifying which months are in each season, what the weather is like and comparing the difference between each season. The children were able to use their knowledge of seasons to complete a season wheel.

Art / DT

In Art the children researched and designed their own dinosaur footprints. The children then used sponges to create their own printing tool; they drew and cut out their dinosaur footprint designs, then using paint to print their designs.

In DT the children have been learning about how to prepare food safely and hygienically. As a class, we looked at how to cut food safely, researching different techniques; the bridge, the claw and the fork secure. The children then explored using these techniques to safely and hygienically cut fruit to create their own fruit salad.

Biodiversity Day

On Thursday 9th February we celebrated ‘Biodiversity Day’. The children learnt what ‘biodiversity’ means and how we can look after our wildlife and nature.

Geography/ History

As part of our topic work, we have been thinking about where and when the dinosaurs roamed. We learnt about the Mesozoic era and the evolution of dinosaurs, and also discussed theories about why the dinosaurs became extinct. We have also studied different dinosaur habitats and the work of Mary Anning.

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