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Dippy the Dinosaur!

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Here Come The Dinosaurs!

Following the children's interest we started our Topic with a surprise discovery! A Triceratops by the name of Sam left some eggs in our classroom, she needed some help and Squirrels were eager volunteers.
We have investigated what dinosaurs ate so we could help Sam care for her babies. The children have learnt all about being gardeners ready to plant vegetables in our garden when the weather warms up to feed all the animals and bugs that may visit us.
The have helped Sam with her maths learning, helping her to understand concepts such as doubling, halving, sharing and eggstimation... i mean estimation!
They enjoyed exploring the book "Prehistoric Actual Size" where we found out just how big dinosaurs really were!
We have got our hands messy exploring fossil making and explored nnon-fiction books to find facts we can share with our friends.

Our latest visitor brought animals and bugs that came from eggs for us to hold and explore, the children enjoyed sharing their knowledge with the visitor and showing just how brave they were.
Soon Sams eggs will hatch and i know Sam has got a big thank you planned for all of the Squirrels hard work..... I hear Dippy is visiting Dorset...maybe Sam will put us in touch!

Enjoy some pictures below showing the exciting learning the children have accessed during this topic.
 

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The Three Billy Goats Fluff
After finding a woolly boot under the bridge on the trailway, the children were excited to solve another mystery!
We knew that the boot was far to small for a big grumpy Troll. So who did it belong to? 
We had to help the Troll to find out more.....
 
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Mystery Solved
A big thank you to all the children for all of their hard work! 
They have been amazing detectives!
It turns out it was the big bad wolf after all..... except he isn't big and bad.... he just had the sneezes! OOPS!
Here are some pictures of the children being top class detectives!
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Traditional Tales with a Twist!

This half term we will be learning about traditional tales. However, the children may find some unexpected twists and turns in stories they thought they knew.
 Was the big bad wolf really so big and bad?
Why was the troll under the the bridge so grumpy?
Why did Goldilocks really visit the house of the bears?

Crime Scene 30th October 2017
Today the children entered the classroom to discover a crime scene! We inspect the crime scene and realise our lovely pet pigs have had their homes ruined! But by who? and where is the third little pig?
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The children have come up with a list of suspects.
Do you recognise any of them?
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