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Reception and Year 1 - Willow Class

  Willow Class Spring 2  

Dastardly Dinosaurs has been a fabulous topic to do this half term. It has been an exciting and fun filled 4 weeks where the children have learnt all about the different types of dinosaurs and how to look after them.

In English we looked at the book by Jason Cockcroft, ‘How to look after your dinosaur’ and the children wrote brilliant instructions about how to look after our dinosaur ‘Hank’ who hatched in Willow Class! It was very exciting to see the video footage of Hank’s mum who came to look for him in the playground. We have also been reading non-fiction books about dinosaurs. The children have conducted their own independent research and used the book ‘Curious questions and answers about dinosaurs’ as a whole class to create fact files and a whole class book. The children have also enjoyed World Book Day, reading with lots of different people and we loved our adult visitors in school. The children wrote amazing dinosaur poems.


In Maths, the children have learnt about length, weight and capacity. Reception have learnt everything to do with numbers up to 10, thinking more about number bonds, addition and subtraction.


In Science, Willow class learnt about changes in seasons, focusing on Spring and in R.E the children have enjoyed learning about why Easter is special to Christians.
We have also had a wonderful creative time in Art and Music, learning the skills to use lines when drawing dinosaurs and in sculpture and how to follow rhythm in notation form.