When Dinosaurs Ruled The Class
Our theme for the week in Foundation Stage was Dinosaurs. We started making a K-W-L chart during circle time. A K-W-L chart is a visual chart that helps students organise information before, during and after a new theme. We use it in our class to establish what we already know, what we still want to know and at the end of the theme we will discuss what we have learned. We wrote down what we already knew about Dinosaurs. We then as a group discussed what we wanted to know about Dinosaurs. At the end of the week we completed our chart by writing down what we learned about Dinosaurs.
We sang songs, read wonderful books about Dinosaurs and learned new words. The word list includes: extinct, prehistoric, paleontologist, carnivore, herbivore and fossil.
During Art the students had the option of making a hatching Brontosaurus or a Triceratops. We also used our fine motor skills to cut out Tyrannosaurus footprints. We went on an “Archaeological dig” in our sandpit. Using brushes, we acted like Paleontologists and uncovered Dinosaur eggs. We tried our best to piece the Dinosaurs back together. We also had to wait patiently for our Dinosaurs pets to hatch.
During our Numeracy lessons we played with a variety dinosaur counters to reinforce our sorting, adding and subtracting skills.
Learning about these amazing creatures from the past was a great adventure.
Martie van Dyk
Reception Year Teacher