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Dinosaurs and Fossils

Aug 5, 2022

THEME

Dinosaurs & Fossils

COLOUR

Silver & Green

SHAPE

Circle/Sphere & Triangle/Cone

NUMBER

Recap

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LETTER

Dd – dinosaurs

These passed two weeks have been FANTASTIC!  We truly love this theme.

 We recapped and had many theme discussions about names of dinosaurs and types of dinosaurs; herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We also spoke about prehistoric, fossils and extinction.

 We even had dinosaurs come and visit our school in the evenings and Teacher Kate-Lynn managed to get some pics. Our Hoppers were so excited about this! J

 Our first week of was filled with lots of fun. The children loved learning about this theme and it is safe to say that our Hoppers are experts when it comes to dinosaurs. Their imaginations ran wild and there was dinosaur role-play on a daily basis. We started our dinosaur theme off with our “d” for dinosaur colouring worksheet. We are focusing on fine motor skills to encourage the Happy Hoppers tripod pencil grip. We then cut out our dino pics and put together our “d” for dinosaur. We had very cute dinosaurs.

 We also created 3D dinosaurs out of halved paper plates, toilet rolls and a stencil of a dino head and tail.  These 3D dinos looked amazing, so we decided to keep them for art expo.

Our children love baking and our final activity to end off this week was a hit. We made dinosaur footprint cookies. The children each got a ball of cookie dough and pressed it down, using a toy dinosaur we then pressed the dinosaur foot into the dough leaving an awesome footprint.

 Did you know?

The first dinosaur ever named was a Megalosaurus.  A person who looks for dinosaur fossils is called a Palaeontologist.

 Week two the fun continued and we spoke about dinosaur fossils. Our activity for the week was making a dinosaur fossil. We painted a dinosaur fossil picture with brown water paint. The next day we layout all different kinds of pasta and the children stuck the pasta onto the page creating amazing fossils. To finish off our fossils we then added sand. Our dinosaur fossils look so real. Our Hoppers really enjoyed making them.

 It has been a great two weeks.

 Wishing you all an amazing holiday, travel safe if you are travelling. See you soon for term 3!

 Our theme next term is: Spring and flowers and planting

 Have a safe and lovely weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORST THING ABOUT BEING AN ADULT IS ...

… that no one cares what your favourite dinosaur is. BUT WE DO CARE! Tell us what your favourite dinosaur is!

 

 

 Dates to Diarise: 

Holiday Club: 8 August 

Public Holiday: 9 August

Holiday Club: 10 Aug – 2 Sept

Set Up Day: 5 Sept (NO SCHOOL)

Back to School: 6 Sept

Haircut Day: 7 Sept

School Photographs: 12-14 Sept

Hat Parade Day: 23 Sept

Public Holiday: 24 Sept

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Kate-Lynn, Teacher Katy and the Happy Hoppers Assistants

Our Happy Boys and Girls!

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