The class enjoyed being palaeontologists studying in our ‘Dinosaur Investigation Station’. Donning gloves and magnifying glasses to explore ‘dinosaur dung’ to find out what the dinosaur had eaten – whether they were herbivore, carnivore or omnivore.  The children followed a recipe to make salt dough bones and once the bones were dry, they were buried in soil.  The children loved carefully digging and brushing the bones and fossils hidden in the dirt and soil.  The children have also been busy at the dinosaur themed making table.

In mathematics this week, we have been focusing on addition and subtraction, reading number sentences and looking closely at the symbols (+ – =).  On Tuesday we worked in talking partners to sort dinosaurs. It was fabulous to see many of the children taking an active role in discussing their ideas.

On Tuesday, we enjoyed taking part in our Safer Internet Day workshop, and learnt how to stay safe online. We met Millie the puppet who had written something unkind online to her friend, we met Dom Dragon, who helped us learn to be kind online and we learnt how to keep our personal information safe.  We must never disclose our name, address, school name or passwords online.

We have also been thinking about ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’, taking part each day in CBBC Mood Busters. We have enjoyed a dance party with Oti Mabuse, Yoga with Dr Ranj Singh and an animal safari with Olympic Gold medallist Bethany Shriever. The sessions were designed to encourage wellbeing and resilience, through the themes Boost, Recharge, Connect and Imagine!

Well done to Reception for a wonderful start to the Spring Term; they have all focused and engaged in their learning and we are delighted with their progress. Have a wonderful half term, we shall look forward to hearing all the exciting news and seeing holiday snapshots on our return to school.

After half term, we will be learning about Road Safety.