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Dinosaur Detectives!

 

Well, what a dramatic start to the summer term! On the first day back we made a shocking discovery in the vegetable patch! Can you guess what it was? It was a mysterious bone! Mrs Barrett (the gardener) unearthed it 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?

 

Obviously, we have decided to become Dinosaur Detectives. We will be reading about and drawing dinosaur features in an attempt to get to the bottom of our bone mystery. In literacy, we will also be writing a letter to a dino expert to get some advice. Inspired by our new knowledge of the extinct beasts, we will also be creating our own unique species of dinosaur. Not only that… in D.T. we will then be fashioning a model of our new breed of dinosaur. Plus, we will be learning about pulleys and levers so that our models can have moving parts, to really bring them to life! Once we have designed our models, we are going to invite parents and carers in each week to help with the building process. It will be great to have their help in the classroom!

 

In maths, we are continuing to work really hard and love to compete! 3/4SB are really fantastic at helping each other out when things get tricky and the atmosphere is always positive! During our dinosaur research we will find lots of facts and figures on different dinosaurs (from their weight or height to the amount they eat). This will help us build on our measuring and data skills. We have already done a tally chart to vote on our favourite dinosaur! We are going to continue working on our fractions while also improving our knowledge of place value and using the inverse.

 

Just to make you roar like a dinosaur…

 

Q: What do you call a dinosaur with no eyes?

A: Doyouthinkysaraus

 

Q: What do you call a dinosaur that sleeps all day?

A: A dino-snore

 

Q: What do you call a palaeontologist who sleeps all day?

A: Lazy bones!

 

 

Mrs Barrett (the teacher!) challenges you to find funnier dino jokes!

Star Writers

Zoe has written a great descriptive piece of The Three Little Pigs story. She has used lots of different ways of describing the bacon. 'Bacon Bandits' was my favourite.
Evie G has written a wonderful biography and has thought carefully vocabulary.
Tomasz has used wonderful descriptive phrases to describe the story of the John Lewis advert.

Natasha has compiled a detailed timeline of Roald Dahl's life.

Natasha has compiled a detailed timeline of Roald Dahl's life. 1
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Tomasz has used wonderful descriptive verses to describe the story in the John Lewis advert.

Sam

Samuel listened to the video clip carefully on Diwali, taking detailed notes and then giving thoughtful answers.

 

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Adam wrote a descriptive piece of poetry about fireworks using new and exciting vocabulary. He made sure that he painted a clear picture in the reader’s mind.

Teegan has written a fantatsic fact file using lots of features to attract the reader.

Adam has written a wonderful imaginative story using vibrant vocabulary.

Charlie has worked incredibly hard on imporving his handwriting. He has made sure that his writing is on the line.

Clayton has worked hard to make sure he is using full sentences while also using wonderful vocabulary. He has also been trying hard to use neat handwriting in all his work. Great work Clayton, keep it up!

Maykol has used some fabulous vocabulary and always uses our class ‘Vibrant Vocabulary’ wall to help him use the best vocabulary possible. Well done Maykol!

Sam wrote a wonderfully descriptive piece about the Velociraptor dinosaur, using words from the poem ‘King of the Dinosaurs’ as inspiration. In class, Sam was also a huge help in providing adventurous vocabulary for everyone to use in their own work.

Sam wrote a wonderfully descriptive piece about the Velociraptor dinosaur, using words from the poem ‘King of the Dinosaurs’ as inspiration. In class, Sam was also a huge help in providing adventurous vocabulary for everyone to use in their own work. 1

Elliot has really made an effort to improve his handwriting, which has helped him to produce a lovely piece of descriptive writing about the Velociraptor dinosaur. Well done Elliot, keep it up!

Elliot has really made an effort to improve his handwriting, which has helped him to produce a lovely piece of descriptive writing about the Velociraptor dinosaur. Well done Elliot, keep it up! 1

Evie has done a wonderful information text full of descriptive phrases. She has really thought about the reader when writing her piece.

Amara-Jo has written a lovely retell of the story of Rexy. She has really tried hard to entertain the reader, using punctuation and short sentences to add suspense!

Sam has written a thoughtful and sombre poem using a picture as inspiration. He has used wonderful vocabulary which captures the mood perfectly.

Sam has written a thoughtful and sombre poem using a picture as inspiration. He has used wonderful vocabulary which captures the mood perfectly.  1

From ‘taunting’ to ‘laden’, Titas has packed his newspaper report full of fabulous vocabulary. He has also understood the features of a news article (for example, quotes, titles, subheadings and paragraph indents) and has included them in his. Well done, Titas…you are a budding journalist! (Titas, along with the rest of the class, is currently copying up his article into a Word document during his IT lessons - it will be hot off the press in a few weeks)

From ‘taunting’ to ‘laden’, Titas has packed his newspaper report full of fabulous vocabulary. He has also understood the features of a news article (for example, quotes, titles, subheadings and paragraph indents) and has included them in his. Well done, Titas…you are a budding journalist!  (Titas, along with the rest of the class, is currently copying up his article into a Word document during his IT lessons - it will be hot off the press in a few weeks) 1

Sam has written a thoughtful and sombre poem using a picture as inspiration. He has used wonderful vocabulary which captures the mood perfectly.

Sam has written a thoughtful and sombre poem using a picture as inspiration. He has used wonderful vocabulary which captures the mood perfectly.  1

From ‘taunting’ to ‘laden’, Titas has packed his newspaper report full of fabulous vocabulary. He has also understood the features of a news article (for example, quotes, titles, subheadings and paragraph indents) and has included them in his. Well done, Titas…you are a budding journalist! (Titas, along with the rest of the class, is currently copying up his article into a Word document during his IT lessons - it will be hot off the press in a few weeks)

From ‘taunting’ to ‘laden’, Titas has packed his newspaper report full of fabulous vocabulary. He has also understood the features of a news article (for example, quotes, titles, subheadings and paragraph indents) and has included them in his. Well done, Titas…you are a budding journalist!  (Titas, along with the rest of the class, is currently copying up his article into a Word document during his IT lessons - it will be hot off the press in a few weeks) 1

Tomasz has worked hard on his story of The Dinosaur Who Came to Tea. He has made sure he has written in full sentences and used a range of sentences to entice the reader.

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