Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed...
Week beginning 5th January
This week Miss Cochrane has introduced us to a new story called Tyrannosaurus Drip. The book is about two different groups of dinosaurs and the main character is poor Tyrannosaurus Drip. We have all enjoyed listening to this story and getting to know the different characters, good and bad!
We have been busy sequencing the story and completing story maps to help us remember the main events of the story. We used time adverbials (first, next, then, after that and finally) help us sequence the story.
Sequencing the story
When characters came to visit...
We had a call from little Tyrannosaurus Drip and he informed us he was 'hiding' in the hall. He was feeling scared and anxious but we promised that if he came into our classroom we would be kind and quiet so we wouldn't scare him! So, he crawled into our classroom very quietly. He sat on our 'magic chair' and we took it in turns to ask him a question. After that he wandered back home, taking a detour around our dinosaur role play area. Then more characters came to visit us, including the T's sisters and mum and dad. They had a loud ROAR!!!!
We wrote a question for a character of our choice
The T family - sisters!
Why were you so mean to Drip? What do you eat?
What do I need to take on a dinosaur hunt?
We discussed what items we would need to take on a dinosaur hunt. We talked to our talking partners and had lots of ideas. Miss Cochrane challenged us to think of adjectives to describe the items!
We're going on a dinosaur hunt, we're not scared!
Would you be scared if you discovered there was a dinosaur loose in the playground?
Footprints were spotted in Receptions area, leading us to question: What? Who? Where? How?
Our suspicions that a dinosaur was on the school premises was confirmed when Miss Cochrane showed us a picture of a T-rex outside school!
On Tuesday 20th January we plucked up the courage to go on a dinosaur hunt and find out what was going on. Miss Cochrane and Miss Boyle checked that it was safe to venture out to go on the hunt...
Pictures from our dinosaur hunt...
What can you hear?What can you see?What can you smell?
Dinosaur outside school
Looking for clues
What have you found?
Keep on walking...
'I think the dinosaur was here'
What can you see?
Oh dear! Another clue...
'The egg has hatched!'
'I've found an egg'
Another clue! I think we're getting closer..
What can you smell?
I spy an egg... 'Is it a dinosaur egg?'
Shall we find out what's inside the egg?
'It belongs to the dinosaur!'
A day at the World Museum, Liverpool
Liverpool World Museum
Children have been busy researching dinosaurs in school and at home. In addition we have been looking at non-fiction, information books and we now know the names of several dinosaurs. Miss Cochrane is even able to pronounce some of their names!
Our trip to the World museum will take place on Wednesday 21st January. We believe this will be a great opportunity for us to learn more about dinosaurs.
We have been busy looking at the museum website, finding out what there is to learn about. We have been writing about what we are looking forward to seeing and why.
A special visitor
Friday 23rd January
What does he eat? What is his name? Where does he live?
Today we were lucky enough to meet a bearded dragon called Milo. One of our parents kindly brought Milo in to meet Year 1 as part of our dinosaur topic. We were able to ask questions about Milo and some of us stroked him, including Miss Cochrane!