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Welcome to Elmstead Primary School

Foundation stage

Welcome to our Class R page! Here you can find out about our learning and see what Early Years is all about.

In Foundation Stage, we learn through play in our enabling indoor and outdoor environments. We always have our waterproofs and wellies at school so we can go outside whatever the weather! Look at how much fun we had in these giant puddles…

Dinosaurs - Spring 1 

This half term we are learning all about dinosaurs. We have been looking at the book ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’. Each day we have read a small part of the story and created a story map. We also created an emotion graph to plot Tyrannosaurus Drip’s feelings throughout the story, we came up with adjectives to describe how he might have felt. After that, we used our story map to retell the story of Tyrannosaurus Drip, here are some of us retelling the story.

Tyrannosaurus Drip also visited our school, which we were very excited about. He left footprints across the hall which we followed to see if we could find him. We followed the clues around the school and eventually found a note from him. “I don’t belong here either so I need to go and find my home, but I have left you these eggs.” We felt sad for Tyrannosaurus Drip because we wanted him to find a place to call home however we were very excited about the eggs which he had left.

Over the past week, we have watched the eggs hatch and we now have two Stegosauruses in our classroom!

In our story, Tyrannosaurus Drip didn’t want to eat meat and it made us wonder, what did Dinosaurs eat? So we started to look at the different types of dinosaurs and what they used to eat. We learnt what a herbivore and a carnivore was and then realised Tyrannosaurus Drip didn’t want to eat meat because he was in fact a herbivore. Therefore, we wrote recipes and created a special snack for Tyrannosaurs Drip using all types of vegetables and plants. We used our recipes to make sure we remembered all the ingredients.