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Reception/Yr 1



Year R/1 Autumn 1 Curriculum Information


To start the autumn term off we will be introducing an exciting new topic called ‘Dinosaur Planet’ and asking ourselves “How would you describe a dinosaur to someone who had never seen one before?” We will be reading a book called ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ written by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. In the story, Harry finds some dinosaurs in his Nan’s attic and he takes them everywhere! We will use this book to learn the names of the dinosaurs.


We will also be reading a book called ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. This book is about a boy who has an amazing adventure. He plants some seeds with his mum and the garden grows into a Jurassic jungle!!! One of the dinosaurs stomping about is a gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex. We are going to find out about the character of the T-Rex. What does it look like? How does it move? What does it eat?


Another book we will be reading is called ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’ by Tony Mitton. We will be identifying words that rhyme and making rhyming pairs. Playing games and singing songs about dinosaurs.


Alongside learning about dinosaur names and remembering facts, we will be exploring and experimenting making swamp potions and fossils, freezing dinosaurs and exploding volcanoes!


At  the end of our topic, we will have a ‘Dinosaur Stomp!’ Dancing and eating dinosaur food.