P1 and 2 at Rhu, had a very eggciting start to the term when they discovered a giant egg in the playground. After the mysterious creature hatched, the children decided to make a study of dinosaurs. As is our practice, we talked to the children about what they knew about dinosaurs and what they might like to learn. In order to involve the parents, we sent out a letter inviting them to a planning meeting. To accommodate working parents we provided a reply box and an opportunity to email suggestions.
On the day of the meeting, we left parents with the same questions to browse over. As we made tea and coffee for our visitors, they brain stormed all their ideas in peace. On our return, we had a successful session, finding new pathways to explore.