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Spring 2 Newsletter

Week beginning 26th February

Mysterious eggs...

Mrs Penney paid a visit to year 1 this week to show us some mysterious eggs which had been found in the school grounds. She had no idea where they had appeared from or which animal might have left them. After checking the CCTV footage together, we discovered that a very interesting visitor had been prowling around our playground!

Mrs Penney left the eggs with us and we are going to find out what they are and where they might have come from!

 

 

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World Book Day

A big thank you to all of our parents who helped to make World Book Day so much fun for the children. They looked fantastic in all of their different costumes! Everyone has been given their £1 book token today to put towards a book of their choice or to buy one of the special £1 World Book Day books. If you are unable to get to a participating book shop in the next few weeks to redeem the token, we will be accepting the tokens at our book fair which will be held during the week of parent consultations.

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis - Wednesday 7th March

The children have had a fantastic day out at the wildlife park. A big thank you to all of the parents who supported the trip and made our day possible.

This week we have been learning about reptiles and today we enjoyed having the opportunity to get up close to some real ones! Take a look at our photos from today to see what fun we had...

Our dinosaur paintings

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Dinosaur Challenge! - March 20th

Today the children worked in teams to complete a dinosaur challenge. Each team was given a picture of a dinosaur skeleton and were tasked with recreating the skeleton using only the resources on the table - art straws, plain white paper, scissors and glue. The children had to problem solve as a team to decide how to use the materials available to them and how to share out all of the jobs that needed doing. The teams came up with lots of different ways to build their skeletons and, at the end of the challenge, we had 10 super dinosaur skeletons around the classroom! Take a look at our photos...

After finishing our challenge, we pretended that our classroom was the site of an archaeological dig where some unidentified bones had been uncovered. The children got into the role of paleontologist and went to each of the skeletons in the classroom to see if they could identify which dinosaur the 'bones' were from.

The end of the dinosaurs.

We talked about some of the reasons why a species might become extinct and learnt that scientists do not all agree on how dinosaurs became extinct. We talked about the theory that a giant asteroid or comet might have be the cause of their demise.

In art, we used oil pastels to create a dark, fiery sky and a rugged landscape with exploding volcanoes. Then we used templates to draw and cut out dinosaurs to add to our scene.

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