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Wk beg: 7th February







Please practise your handwriting using the sheet below.




Y1 - O'clock and half past.

Y2 - Quarter past and Quarter to.

there are several time videos to choose from. Choose the ones that will help with your learning. The videos are at the bottom of this page. Then try to answer the time questions on the sheets. You will need to read the time each time and write the correct time next to it. Before you try the questions, you could ask someone to test you with a few times on a clock. See how many you can get right!






Understanding how dynamics and tempo can affect a piece of music.

Talk about what this means. 

Explain dynamics - the dynamics of a piece is the variation in loudness between notes or phrases - and tempo - tempo can be defined as the pace or speed at which a section of music is played.

How could these be used to express the movement of a dinosaur? This could be dinosaurs moving slow to fast to escape a predator or chase prey.

Listen to clip ‘Disney's Fantasia (1940) T-Rex vs. Stegosaurus Dinosaur Battle’. Watch up to 1:45 then try to make a composition of your own. See link below.


Can you make a composition to go with the movement of a dinosaur or another animal?

Use an instrument you have at home or make one to use.




Share the text below:  ‘How do we know what happened to the dinosaurs?’


Shared read together and ask them to answer the following questions using retrieval:


  1. How do we know about dinosaurs?
  2. How did the dinosaur bones turn into fossils? (encourage them to answer this in two parts: first…. Then….)
  3. Why have arrows been used?


Now answer the following questions using the text below


1. How many years ago did dinosaurs live on Earth?

2. Where do scientists find fossils?

3. Why do scientists wrap up the bones?

4. Write 2 things that scientists can learn about dinosaurs from the fossil bones.

5. Where are dinosaur bones sometimes displayed?

6. What does ‘excavating’ mean?





Today you are drawing the hands on clock faces! Read the times on the sheet and then draw on the hands to show that time. When you have done you could try an online time test!





Look at the size of a round washing up bowl or something similar and draw around the circumference on a large sheet of paper.  These are about the size and shape of the footprint made by Apatosaurus.  Compare footprint size and shape with that of the children.  What do they notice?  Similarities/differences?

Look again at the plastic washing up bowl.   This shows us how deep into the ground the footprint would be?  What does this tell us about the dinosaur?  (it was heavy etc) 

Would our footprints make such a big imprint in the ground?

Do you think the depth of the imprint would be the same in all surfaces?  Why?  Set up and explain investigation 


Children predict outcomes of weighted wellington boot/dinosaur foot in different surfaces (dry sand, wet, sand, mud, )

Discuss how the boot and weight will be kept the same in each test?  The only change is the surface it is stepping into.

Children complete predictions and carry out test, measuring the depth of the footprint in different surfaces.





Extended Writing:  Sally and the Limpet by Simon James

(Have a look online for a narrated version of the story if you do not have a copy at home)

  • Can we re-tell a story using our own ideas to illustrate the message within it?
  • Can we remember to start our sentences in different ways to make our story interesting to read?
  •  Can we form adjectives using suffixes?


Read the story highlighting the ecological message intended.

Are there any words in this story that we need to use that are hard to spell?

Write some on the board for children to see and hopefully remember!


This story is full of feeling and emotion, not just Sally’s but the Limpets too.

Describe the feelings of Sally and then describe the feelings of the Limpet.

Discuss how we could describe their feelings using adjectives with suffixes in our writing.








Nervously  etc…


Model some of these words within a sentence to give the children a starting point...


...One Sunday afternoon, Sally was happily exploring on the colourful beach etc...


Children to write the story in their writing books.





DT - clay model design

  • Can you design a dinosaur?

In preparation for our clay model making after half term, think about which kind of dinosaur you would like to sculpt. Does your dinosaur have any distinguishing features such as plates, horns, long tail, long neck etc

How would you create these on your clay model? 

Draw a picture of the dinosaur that you wish to create, labelling any key features. Complete it by colouring it in reptilian colours because after we have sculpted our dinosaur and the clay has hardened, we will give it a paint and varnish finish.  

Don't forget to bring it to school so that you can refer to it when you are making your model!





Maths - Shape

As a fun activity before we break up for half term, print off the shape sheet below and have a go at making a shape dinosaur. Which shapes did you use? How many sides do the shapes that you have used have? Can you add them all together?

Give your dinosaur a name - maybe use your own for inspiration - Mrs Tinkleyasaurus - what would you call yours?







Can you recognise half and a quarter of a set of objects?

Can you recognise three quarters of a set of objects?


Gather some objects together, maybe lego bricks, buttons or cars, in different amounts that can be easily halved and quartered. 4  8  12  16  20

Try and split the amount in half and record the total as a division calculation. For example, 12 divide 2 = 6

Now try and work out a quarter of a number and record as a division calculation. 12 divide 4 = 3 ( based on the principle that a quarter is half of a half!)

Extend learning:

What would three quarters be? 

How do we work that out?

What is half the same as?

Which is more - half of 8 or a quarter of 12?


Complete dinosaur themed worksheets below to practise fractions.



How do we know what happened to the dinosaurs, information