Dinosaur Bones - The making of...
As an introduction to our Dinosaur topic, we have been preparing to become palaeontologists. We have sculpted some replica dinosaur bones from Salt Dough and will soon be uncovering their secrets in our next palaeontology lesson, where we will dig up, examine and link the bones to the dinosaurs they belong to.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from a fire fighter last week. We learnt some fire-safety tips and were able to have a look over his fire engine! (We also fired the hose!)
We had an excellent school trip to see Faversham's Gunpowder Works. We spent some time learning about the remains of the old factory and how gunpowder was made, alongside learning about Oare's natural surroundings around the factory. We made charcoal out of willow branches, and we also tried our hand at tree faces using mud as a base!
‘High Frequency’ Words
All children in Classes R, 1 and 2 bring home a pack of ‘High Frequency’ words every week on a Friday. Some of these words are very difficult to sound out the normal way so they need to be memorised. It is very important for the children to learn these words as they will come up consistently in reading books. As the children move to Class 1 and 2, the words form the basis of the childrens’ writing.
We would like the children to spend just 5 minutes per day learning the words – you may like to devise a game with the words or write the words on paper to stick around the house!
Please keep the words in your child’s school bag so they can be used in school on a daily basis.
If you have any questions regarding ‘High Frequency’ words (HFW) please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Morrison, the Key Stage 1 Manager.