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Welcome Dinosaur Detectives!

 

An amazing beginning to our summer term!

Mrs Barrett (the gardener) has discovered a mysterious bone while she was digging a new hole during the Easter break! We haven’t seen the bone (just the hole) because Mrs Barrett has sent it off to an expert. However, she described it as being far too big to be a human bone! She also said it looked ancient and brittle. This made us think… Could it possibly be a dinosaur bone?

 

In literacy, we will also be writing a letter to a dinosaur expert to get some advice about our discovery.

We thought the bone could be that of a T-Rex so we have chosen to learn more about it through our topic. Inspired by what we find, we will be designing our own fiendish creature that could have walked the earth 65 million years ago. Excitingly, we will use these ideas n D.T.  to create a model using our knowledge of levers, so it will have moving parts!

When our designs are complete there will be the chance for parents and carers to help with the building process at school.

 

In maths, we are continuing to work really hard, ever ready for a new challenge!  We will be using lots of facts and figures on different dinosaurs, which we discover as we detect our way through our topic, to build on our measuring, data and reasoning skills.

Star Writers

In her version of ‘Rexy’ the dinosaur,Brianna has worked hard on using her openers, punctuation and description. Well done Brianna!

Freddie has worked hard to include conjunctions and his punctuation.Well done Freddie!

Freddie has worked hard to include conjunctions and his punctuation.Well done Freddie! 1

Well done Anna for a fantastic Beat That File!

Martin has started to use capital letters and full stops in his work as well as trying hard with his handwriting. Well done Martin!

Martin has started to use capital letters and full stops in his work as well as trying hard with his handwriting. Well done Martin! 1

Martin has started to use capital letters and full stops in his work as well as trying hard with his handwriting. Well done Martin!

Picture 1 Amelia has used her best handwriting.
Amelia has worked hard painting the picture for the reader using powerful vocabulary and careful choice of openers. The experimentation with the punctuation has added to the interest of her story.
Jack has worked hard on uplevelling his biography of Roald Dahl to make sure that it as sub headings. He has also included important dates and written in chronological order. Well done Jack!
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Anna has use the video and the sound clips to inspire her initial sentences to describe the jungle. Although this is a first draft, as Anna was writing she frequently questioned if this was the best way to share her ideas and was investigating ways to create more impact. She has revisietd her work to uplevel her descriptions.
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Our focus this week has been prepositions and Harry has worked extremely hard on including them in his description. He has also up levelled his work to include capital letters and full stops.

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Zuzanna has carefully considered hwo to structure her peom. She has up levelled her work to include vibrant vocabulary and similes. Well done Suzanna!
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Chloe has done her best to write her opinion about home grown produce. Well done for trying to persuade us all Chloe!
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Harvey has really got to grips with the up levelling of the first darft of his Beat That Fact File.

Weldd done Anna for a fantastic Beat That Fact File

Zuzanna has carefully considered how to structure her poem. She has uplevelled her work to inlcude vibrant vocabulary and similes. Well done Zuzanna!

Chloe has done her best to write her opinion about home grown produce. Well done for trying to pursuade us all Chloe!

Ryley has worked extremely hard on his presentation and used some lovely vibrant vocabulary.

Dylan has managed to start using similes and vibrant vocabulary, without forgetting his capital letters and full stops.Well done Dylan!

Dylan has managed to start using similes and vibrant vocabulary, without forgetting his capital letters and full stops.Well done Dylan! 1

Anna has written her lovely version of The Dinosaur Who Came to Tea including well chosen vocabulary. Well done Anna!

Tom has worked extremely hard on his handwriting. He has been carefully checking to make sure his letters are the correct way round and there is some lovely joining!! Well done Tom!

Tom has worked extremely hard on his handwriting. He has been carefully checking to make sure his letters are the correct way round and there is some lovely joining!! Well done Tom! 1
Tom has worked extremely hard on his handwriting. He has been carefully checking to make sure his letters are the correct way round and there is some lovely joining!! Well done Tom! 2
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