Palaeontologist Visit

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Jan 28, 2020 Under Uncategorized

Wow.. what a fantastic day we have had in Reception…

Our morning started with a wonderful visit from Jon the Palaeontologist. (Some parents may recognise our palaeontologist from the Hothfield site… we think it might be Mr Crossley’s twin brother….)

Jon told us all about his job and showed us some amazing pictures of the dinosaurs and fossils he has found from all around the world.

He even brought with him his special basket of tools he uses to help dig up dinosaurs, we looked carefully at these and learnt lots about their different uses!

THEN… whilst we were in the hall busy listening to our visitor, our special egg’s that we have been keeping safe in our classrooms hatched open!

We couldn’t believe it when we got back to find our eggs had opened up! Luckily none of the eggs had any real life dinosaurs in them, like some of us had predicted, because we now know that dinosaurs are extinct!

Instead we found lots of yummy chocolate mini eggs… and some dinosaur fossils for us to dig up this afternoon, just like a real palaeontologist would do!

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Dinosaur Activites

Posted by Reception Staff on Monday Jan 27, 2020 Under Uncategorized

We have been enjoying lots of different dinosaur activities over the last few weeks!

In Maths we have been practising our quick counting. We played a game called ‘Dinosaur Splat’, we took it in turns to count our dinosaurs as quickly as we could and splat the correct number to match these!

Outside we worked together in teams to create a giant dinosaur using the large equipment. We thought really carefully about what objects to use for the different body parts of the dinosaurs.

Look at these amazing silhouette pictures. The children used block paints to create the background after cutting out their dinosaurs.

We followed instruction cards to count out amounts of Lego pieces. We used the pieces to create a safe enclosure for our baby dinosaurs.

The children used phonic skills to read the recipe card. Then they collected the ingredients to make dinosaur soup.

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Stomp, Stomp Big Roars, Here come the Dinosaurs!

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Jan 7, 2020 Under Uncategorized

We all had a super big surprise today when we returned to school! We found a huge egg in our Dinosaur areas, the shell is super hard and they are green and brown in colour.

The children discovered them this morning with a few small footprints next to the egg. The children were very excited and we discussed them at great length this morning, trying to decide and predict what could be inside, how it had got there and what might happen next.

The children had lots of fantastic predictions and ideas of what might be inside the egg.  Many thought it would be a dinosaur, but some had some other plausible suggestions such as crocodile or snake.  We even had a suggestion of a unicorn!!

We have lots of exciting plans for this half term which revolve around our new topic. The children are very excited to see what might come out of the egg and we look forward to learning lots of new things about Dinosaurs!


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