Welcome to Reception & Year 1
This Spring Term our topic is called...
Extinct and Endangered!
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth! Come with us on a journey of exploration and investigation to discover all about extinct and endangered creatures.
This topic will encourage children to examine and understand the pre historic and living world which are endlessly fascinating.
Dinosaurs survived for an astounding 160 million years and children will learn about them in an interactive way. On their journey of discovery, they will learn all about the different pre historic periods and the types of dinosaurs that roamed our very different world.
Dinosaurs were reptiles but very different from the reptiles we know today and children will group and classify them according to physical features, habitats, and eating habits.
Children will use a range of digital media techniques and animations to inspire creative writing full of adjectives and synonyms to describe these magnificent beasts.
Also, we will investigate their sheer size through Maths and use this special data to solve investigations based on place value and number.
The children will take on the role of palaeontologists and carefully uncover fossils and try to piece them together. Will they find a new species of dinosaur?
We will also learn about climate change and how this effects the animal kingdom. The children will discover that even some of today’s animals are endangered. They will begin to think about how humans can make changes to save our planet and the creatures living on it.
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