Non-fiction – Stegosaurus

Hello everyone,

This week we are reading a non-fiction dinosaur book.   Children have been learning about and using  non-fiction books these last few weeks to extend their knowledge and skills.  We have focussed on the contents page, which tells us where to find different information.  This supports their ability to be independent little problem solvers and leaders of their own learning.

Literacy  – Continue to look at the contents page.  What information does your child want to find out?  Extend this into other areas of their learning.  Do they have a fascination with diggers, trains, fairies, kittens, puppies? Whatever their interest visit the library and get some non-fiction books.  There are so many topics to explore.  Remember to talk about which facts your child can remember.  Make a zigzag book/leaflet about their interest using the facts they’ve discovered.  You could print off pictures from the internet or better yet they could illustrate the book/leaflet, etc themselves and you could scribe what the recounted facts.

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Maths –  Many children this week started writing to the museum’s mentioned in the previous post and made maps of Dinosaur World.  This is a perfect opportunity to support their positional language.  Make a map at home and go on a journey.   Ask them to describe their maps and the route they need to take.  Use words like down, up, across, over, under, next to and you can extend their language by using  sequencing words  such as first, then, next, after that and finally when describing their route.

Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman,  Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence