Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

In Maths this week we have focused on ordinality: considering where numbers are in relation to each other.  We use the key language of ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’ to describe the relationships between numbers. This week, ‘less than’ is used instead of ‘fewer than’ when the focus is on each number’s position in the counting sequence. On Friday we also learnt about our daily routines and sequenced pictures in order, starting at the beginning of the day and through to bed time.

In Phonics we are still continuing to recap the phase 2 and 3 sounds. We have been practising to identify these when segmenting and blending.  We have also learnt the  new harder to read words ‘out’ were’ and ‘like’.

Our story focus in Literacy this week  has been ‘Say Hello to the Dinosaurs’. We focused on the different dinosaurs within the story and then compared how their features were similar and different. We each then chose our favourite dinosaur to draw and write an interesting fact about. We have had a big focus on capital letters, finger spaces, writing on a line and letter formation this week.  We also used a range of non-fiction books to find out where different dinosaurs used to live.

Our feel it emotion this week was ‘scared’. We thought about times when we have been scared in the past and what things might make us feel this way now or in the future. This feeling is a red zone feeling.

It was so lovely to see all of the children excited to come to school in their world book day outfits. Many children also brought in the favourite books, we spent time sharing and reading these with our friends. We also had a very creative world book day as the children turned wooden spoons into their favourite books characters! We firstly thought about what our characters looked like and then chose a range of crafts to make them.

Friday 8th March was careers day and we were very lucky to have some parent volunteers to come and talk about their jobs. We learnt lots about exercising to keep healthy, skiing and rugby! The children then enjoyed thinking about what they wanted to be when they were grown ups!


Thank you again to our parent readers and careers day mystery visitors this week.

Key Points

  • If anyone can help with additional reading it would be greatly appreciated. This could be weekly or whenever is most suitable for you.
  • If you are able to help with Friday afternoon outdoor learning please let one of your teacher know. We normally leave school at 1:30 and return by 3.
  • Lime Class sharing assembly is at 9am on 15th March and Apple Class sharing assembly is at 9am on 22nd March.
  • Please sign up to parent consultations on arbour if you have not yet done this.