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Sapphire Class

Welcome to the Sapphire class page!

      On this page, you will find links to useful websites, information about our learning, recent activities and options to download key documents.

                    Select the Photo tab to see photos of our learning activities and events.

 I am contactable at jpearson@netherfield.e-sussex.sch.uk should you have any queries or concerns.

Scroll through the photos below to see our classroom.

Important documents

Term 1 Dinosaur Planet

Dinosaur Planet

Click on the picture below to march with the dinosaurs.

Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet. Imagine you’re a palaeontologist (that’s a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Create a dinosaur museum and invite visitors to see your awesome dinosaur artefacts. You could even do a dinosaur dance or produce some prehistoric percussion. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, the Brachiosaurus or the  Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, he did. Run!

 

Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Gave Rise to the Rainforests

Fun Facts

 

Useful links

Planet Dinosaur – BBC One

A selection of short clips from the original BBC’s Dinosaur Planet series, providing lots of interesting facts and information.

Deadly Dinosaurs – BBC Nature

A video collection about dinosaurs including an A–Z list of dinosaurs and animals.

Planet Dinosaur – BBC TWO

A selection of clips, with no narration, designed to inspire discussion and writing.

Child-made stop motion animations

Why not show some child-made dinosaur attacks to inspire their own stop-motion animations?

A stegosaurus herd being chased by a deadly dinosaur – YouTube

 When plastic dinosaurs attack! – YouTube

A modelling clay dinosaur being hunted by a predator – YouTube

Search YouTube for more animations using modelling clay and plastic toy dinosaurs.

Dinosaur information

Dinosaurs – National History Museum

Great information including a dino directory, dinosaurs in 3D and videos exploring what we know about dinosaurs. 

Prehistoric Life – BBC Nature

A good source of information for teachers about many different dinosaurs including their behaviors, when they lived, what their world was like, what killed them and fossil types.

Reptiles

Reptiles – National Geographic

Teacher information about reptiles including an A–Z list, videos and pictures.

Reptiles – BBC Nature

Teacher information about reptiles

Reptiles – San Diego Zoo

Child-friendly website with a simple picture index and many images as well as fact files about various reptiles.

Mary Anning

Primary History – Mary Anning – BBC

Information about Mary Anning including photos and videos.

Dinosaur extinction theories

Why are dinosaurs extinct? – kids-dinosaurs.com

Suitable for teachers, this webpage outlines the main reasons thought to have been the cause of the extinction. Includes links to the latest news and theories.

Dinosaur extinction – YouTube

A simple explanatory video with animation, for younger children.

Plants that lived in the age of the dinosaurs

Prehistoric Life – BBC Nature

Teacher information about plants that grew during the different dinosaur periods.

Dinosaur books, rhymes and songs

Preschool dinosaur books, rhymes and songs - KidsSoup

You will find a large selection of different books, rhymes and songs plus a whole other selection of activities and resources.

CanTeach

A large selection of dinosaur songs recreated to the tunes of other songs.

Web link disclaimer

Cornerstones is not responsible for the content of external websites, or for changes and updates within links. We recommend that you thoroughly check information for suitability before displaying it to children.

Reading links, Epic and Oxford Owl

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Maths Shed

mathsshed

 

Letter join

Welcome to our school handwriting scheme. Handwriting is a very important element of school life, and the associated skills need to be taught carefully. We have adopted the Letter-Join strategy for handwriting across the entire school and cursive script will be taught to everyone. We would love you to encourage your children to practice using this letter formation. Details of how to download resources are available below. (Click the logo.)

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Purple Mash

Purple Mash(1)

A reminder that we have joined the Purple Mash community for teaching and learning computing and digital literacy. The children all have their own logins to access the games , activites and programs on the website, and they will be able to explain to you how it all works. If they have forgotten their login, we have a record of them and will be able to provide them to you! Click the picture to go to the login page.

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