Our story this week is about The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!
Off we Go! First things first, we need a rocket to help Danny and Dinosaur get into space. Design your own space rocket and get ready for count down! Either make a 3D model using empty boxes from around your home or draw a rocket using 2D shapes.
Remember to count down from 20 to blast off!
Lunchbox Challenge What large amounts of food could you suggest to feed a Dinosaur? Can you think of 20 things he could eat? (It doesn’t matter how silly!) Write a list in your writing book.
Write the numbers from 20 down to 1.
Describe your rocket.
How many 2D circles or 3D spheres did you use?
Squares or cubes
Rectangles or cuboids
Did you use any cylinders?
Write down in your maths book how many of each shape you used.
Then find a 3D shape in your house. How many faces, edges or corners does it have? Find another 3D shape and work out how many faces, edges or corners. Record your findings in your maths book.
Danny and Dinosaur are going to space! But when Danny realises he’s forgotten Dino’s lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home: the rocket! How will Dino get them back home? Come up with a plan.
Dino Stacking! In “The Dinosaur that Pooped the past” A, B and C get themselves into all sorts of stacking patterns! Can you arrange your 3 dinosaurs in 5 different ways? Use a different coloured dot or shape for each dinosaur.
Make your own A, B and C Dinosaurs. All you need is your hands and some paint! Dip your full hand in the paint and make your dino shape. Can you label your dino with how many scales, eyes, spots they have? Can you give your dinosaur a name?
If you don’t have any paint then draw around your hand, cut it out and decorate it.
You could write about a day in the life of the Pooping Dinosaur. What do you think he might get up to? What might he eat? Where might he go? Does he go back to the past? Story link below.
Pooping Planets! That Dinosaur just keeps on pooping! Keep an eye on him! Can you tell us how many that would be? (Slide 4 onwards.)
What happens if you add 1 more? How many altogether?
Record your answers in your book.
Choose a number between 1 and 5. Double it. How many have you got now?
Can you double all the numbers from 1 to 5? If you can, double the numbers from 6 to 10. Use your ten frames to help.
Let’s go on a rocket ride! Write an exciting story of your Rocket Adventure!
Think about who, where, when, what happens etc
Numeracy (Slide 4)
Talking Together You will need 2 dice. Roll the dice. See your double number. Look at which part of the rocket you can draw. The winner is the first person to draw a complete rocket. You will need to roll a six to start. (On either of your dice.)
If you don’t have a dice then have 6 pieces of paper and draw the dice dots on them, then do a lucky dip to choose your number.
Talking Together activity
Danny’s friends want to go on a rocket ride. How many different ways can you share the children onto the 2 rockets? It doesn’t have to be a fair share!
Your volcano is about to erupt!!! You have to escape the exploding volcano! What are you going to do?
Write down how you are going to escape!
Create your own planet The lost world!
What will your planet look like? Will it be one that has been looked after or has it been eaten by a dinosaur? Will it have rivers or seas? Will it have islands? This is like a large scale map!
Make a 2D of a planet!
Give directions so somebody in your family can find their way around your planet.
Use directional words such as forward, backwards, left, right etc.
Have a lovely weekend and watch out for dinosaurs!