This page is intended to help you feel involved in and informed of everything we do.

Please take the time to explore our page where you will find lots of important information about your child's learning.


In our class, we encourage the children to be; 


We are always ready to learn.

We are patient and we pay attention so that we can be super learners!


We look after each other and the school property.

We take care in all that we do.


We listen carefully so that we are safe at all times.

We use our kind hands and we follow the instructions all of the time.


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   Welcome to the Dinosaurs class page!

Here you will find all of the fun learning that the Year One children are completing.

You can also find more on our Class Dojo page!


                                                  Come and meet our ROAR-some team! 



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This half term we will be enjoying the topic 'Why can’t a penguin live near the equator?'


In this topic, we will focus on developing children's geographical knowledge. The children will be geographers, naming and locating the seven continents and five oceans on a globe. They will study Antarctica, learning about its climate and inhabitants. They will also be using and exploring globes and atlases. They will also develop their basic geographical vocabulary. 

Penguin | Species | WWF

In English, we will be completing lots of fun learning activities based on the stories of ‘Poles apart’ by Jeanne Willis and ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett. The children will be retelling and innovating these stories. They will also use story maps to help them write these narratives, ensuring they use their ‘Just Do It rules’ (including Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, Fred talk to spell,  adjectives and ensuring they read and check their work makes sense). The children will also read non-fiction texts, which they will use to create a fact file on an arctic animal.

We can't wait to see what the children achieve! 


Click on the link below to listen to the story:


Poles Apart - Jeanne Morris - Twinkl


Meerkat Mail : Gravett, Emily: Books


As always, we will be working hard on our phonics.

To support your child further with their reading skills,  please click onto the link below to watch Read, Write, Inc's engaging phonics videos for set 3 sounds. Your child will be familiar with the routines used in Read, Write, Inc.

RWI - Read Write Inc. | - William Reynolds


Phonics screen information




In Maths, our clever Mathematicians are learning all about:

Addition within 20, Subtraction within 20, Numbers to 50.

You can support your child at home by exploring on numbers to 20, then fifty; finding one more/less, recognising and writing the numbers - ensuring numbers are formed correctly. You can further support your child by practicing addition and subtraction within 20. At school, we offer children a range of strategies to choose from: concrete (using counters or physical items to count/subtract with), pictorial (drawing dots then adding more/taking some away by crossing them out), or abstract (using a number line and counting forwards/backwards along it, ensuring one jump per number counted). There are lots of fun online games to practice these skills, including the Topmarks website: Follow the link...

Middle Park Primary School ยป Mathematics

Don't forget to log into your child's TT rockstars account to practice their times tables too! 

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play


You can further support your child's maths through the new '1-minute maths' app, from White Rose Maths. Click on the link below to find out more...

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  Dinosaurs class will be enjoying this ROARsome ESB poem this half-term; 'Polar Bears'.  The children practice this poem to develop their communication skills, as well as their expression and fluency. 

Little Polar Bear Rhyme                 



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Thank you for taking the time to read our class page.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to the Year 1 team.


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