Shears Green Infant School

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Term 3- Jaws and Claws! 

In term 3 we will  continue our learning journey as we dive into the terrifying topic of 'Jaws and Claws'.

We will be learning about dinosaurs and how they used to live and where.

We will then be locating these different places onto a map. 

We will also look at fossils and how they are made.

We will be enjoying stories such as ‘Katie and the Dinosaurs’ to get the children’s imaginations going.   


During D&T we have been learning about structures. We have looked at different bridges and the materials that make them strong and waterproof. Using this information and the resources we had in school we tried to build our own bridge in our Disney groups. We had to think carefully about the shape of our bridge and whether it could hold the weight of a toy car. 

We had lots of fun working together as a team to build a strong, stable bridge. 

We've had an amazing time so far visiting the 'Land of the Dinosaurs' when the Astrodome came to school.

We experienced what it would have been like living with the dinosaurs and reptiles. We got to see dinosaur claws, a dinosaur skull and dinosaur fossilised poo!

We found out lots of facts. One of our favourite facts was learning about the largest dinosaur alive.

Did you know that the largest dinosaur was called the Argentinosaurus? We also found out that it lived in Argentina.

During Maths we have been learning about multiplication. We have been using real life arrays to help us write multiplication number sentences.

On Tuesday 6th February it was Safer Internet Day. In year 1 we carried out many different activities to help us remember how to stay safe online. With all of the information we gathered in Class 8 we made E-safety posters to help tell others how to stay safe. We created our posters using the Computers. The most important thing we found out was to ask an adult for help if something happens online that we do not like.

We also learnt a special rhyme- '' Before you tap and click... You need to stop and think... And TELL  someone!''  

On Wednesday 7th February 2018, we visited the St. Mary’s Church in Gravesend. We learnt about how a Baptism is conducted and we learnt about what was needed to successfully carry one out. We role played a real Baptism and we had lots of fun visiting the Church.

In our Maths lesson we made some T-rex juice. We used six different ingredients. We had Dragon's blood, Tiger's fur, Wizard's tears, Giant's bogies, Swamp sludge and Fairy dust. We had to measure different amounts in milliliters (mls).  

In our Computing lesson we learnt about algorithms which are instructions. We also learnt that computers follow precise instructions like the Beebots we used. We  used a Beebot program on the laptops and we gave them algorithms to follow.   

Click on the images below to visit some websites with lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs. 



What do you call a dinosaur with one eye?



Year 1, Term 3 Homework