Welcome back! During the last few weeks of last term we were learning about the sounds oa, ie, igh, ou and ow. We liked making silly sentences with the sound oa such as: The goat and the toad can float in a boat! We also did role play pie making for ie and made a house for a mouse for ou. This term in literacy we will focus on recognising and spelling the common tricky words that cannot be sounded out and learning how to recognise and write the capital letters (see photograph below if you wish to be reminded about how we write them.) We will also be continuing to practise our sound blending with a focus on consonant blends such as fr, pl and nd.
In numeracy we have been continuing to practise understanding how bigger numbers are made of tens and units. We have also been practising skip counting in twos, fives and tens. This will help us when we learn about times tables in Primary 2. We especially like to do this as we do different exercises such as star jumps so it keeps us fit too! This term we will continue to work on number to 100 and then apply our knowledge of addition and place value to counting up money. In maths we have been doing lots of work on measure and will be moving on to time. This will include days of the week, months of the year, seasons and clocks.
After completing our transport topic the class talked about all their ideas for next term. The main themes suggested were creating our own treasure hunts, learning about trees and minibeasts and organising a picnic. There was some interest in dinosaurs as well so we did a mini two week topic on this just before the holidays. We practised our reading and writing as we labelled dinosaur drawings and made fact-files. Today we started finding out about treasure hunts and tried out a clues treasure hunt and a scavenger hunt.
Here are some of the interesting dinosaur facts that we found out:
Some dinosaurs eat meat. Konstancja
Carnivores eat meat. T Rex and Triceratops lived in the Jurassic period. Luke
The plates on a Stegosaurus are made from bone. Euan
A T.Rex can crunch through bones. Ayleigh
The Triceratops has horns to keep predators away. Ethan
A T Rex is 12 metres long. Kyle
A stegosaurus can hit others with its tail. Andrew
The babies come from eggs. Nola
They bury the eggs under the sand so no predators can eat them or stand on them. Lucie
Baby dinosaurs need to eat a lot because they grow fast. Ella-Rose
The very big dinosaurs with long necks shake the ground when they walk. Rebecca
A Stegosaurus uses its plates to knock others down. Cody
Some dinosaurs have horns to knock other dinosaurs down. Olivia
A Stegosaurus has plates on its back. Christopher