Caterpillar Class (Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2)
Teacher: Miss Corcoran    Teaching Assistant: Mrs Story

Autumn Term 2016:

This term, our Caterpillar children will be learning to enjoy becoming dinosaur experts!  They will be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning; investigating fossil evidence; creating their own dinosaurs; exploring dinosaur landscapes and writing their own class dinosaur story poem and map. We hope to gain inspiration through subjects such as what dinosaurs ate by creating our own healthy dinosaur feast; learning about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculating about dinosaur families and their behaviour; considering ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learning about fossilised footprints and their sizes; making dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; creating dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!

Fossil Evidence: Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the world’s first paleontologists! The children will be immersing themselves in imaginative dinosaur learning as they go back in time and imagine the UK covered in forest, swamp, rivers and lakes. 

Dinosaur Hunt: We will be going on a dinosaur hunt through a primitive landscape; explore and discover various dinosaurs; looking carefully and building a rich bank of describing words that helps the children to write their own class dinosaur story; and be part of a spectacular performance with dinosaur sounds, stories and art.

Dinosaur Feast: The children will be considering the diets of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs and if any dinosaurs were omnivores; what is the evidence for these two sets of dinosaurs? They will be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and think about healthy eating; create your own healthy dinosaur feast of Dinosaur savoury snacks and swamp smoothies for family members.

Dinosaur Families: We will be learning about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculating about dinosaur families and their behaviour; considering ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; making some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; recording our ideas for the class website.

Dinosaur Stomp: Another subject we will be studying is how did dinosaurs move? What is the evidence? We will learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and a cape; create dinosaur movements and routines for a final dinosaur stomp!

Dinosaur Maths: Listening to the story of Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs; spending time exploring all sorts of dinosaur maths including counting, measuring, weighing and sorting; learning dinosaur counting rhymes and make a class dinosaur inspired number line.