Spring 2 in Emerald Class – ‘Dinosaurs’

Spring Term 2 in Emerald Class – ‘Dinosaurs!’

We had a fantastic Autumn Term settling into our classroom, making new friends, learning our routines and following our Going for Gold Rules. The children have developed lovely friendships and our classroom is a special place, full of laughter, fun and learning.

This half term the children have chosen our topic of ‘Dinosaurs’. We will become palaeontologists, acting out scenarios in our museum role play area and using our tools to discover fossils and bones in the sand tray.  We will find a mysterious egg in our classroom, I wonder what laid this egg? A dragon? A unicorn? A dinosaur??? We will have lots of writing opportunities such as; labelling dinosaurs, predicting what is inside the egg, writing instructions on how to look after a dinosaur, writing a dinosaur fact file and creating a dinosaur story. We will be reading lots of fun dinosaur related books such as; ‘Dinosaur Roar’, ‘How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight?’, ‘Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs’ and ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’.

As well as lots of talking and listening activities, we will be getting busy creating dinosaur fossils, dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur masks, 3D dinosaurs using junk modelling and observational drawings of dinosaurs using mixed media. We will be learning dinosaur facts through shared research from the internet and non-fiction books.