Feb 7 2015

What an Exciting Week!

Another great week for our intrepid dinosaur hunters. The weather was great at the beginning of the week as we saw snow but sadly it didn’t last long.
This week we spent a lot of time working in groups. We had to wrap up warmly when we went outside to make a variety of dinosaurs in teams. Lots of discussion about what materials were best and whether they were carnivores or herbivores. One team collected lots of fallen leaves and vegetation to put in their dinosaur’s tummy! They got lots of support from other teams- great team work Cober!
In maths this week we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. Obviously there was a dinosaur challenge! Valerie suggested that we made dinosaurs with 2D shapes. The challenge set was that they had to work in teams and that I had to recognise the dinosaur. Amazingly, the results were so good that I spotted stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus and triceratops! Well done.
My challenge was a lot trickier on Thursday. The children had to work in larger teams and make a standing dinosaur with 3D shapes! This led to some great problem solving and perseverance as well as great dinosaurs.
We have been hearing about the great fossil hunter Mary Anning and are currently writing about her life. Thank you to Ruby for bringing in so many great fossils this week.
Another exciting week next week, with our trip to Newquay Zoo on Tuesday, to find out more about dinosaurs and other animals. On Thursday we will be visited by Duncan Pirrie who will be talking about his great fossil finds.

Challenge: anyone who comes in on Monday and tells me who suggested making dinosaurs with 2D shapes will get 2 team points! IMG_2475.JPGtoIMG_2414.JPGIMG_2485.JPG