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Here come the Dinosaurs!

For the first two weeks of this term, we have been learning about Dinosaurs!

We realised that lots of us already knew some dinosaur names, like T-Rex and Triceratops, so we helped each other to learn the names we knew and then to learn some completely new ones. We used books and computers to find out more dinosaur names and lots of facts about dinosaurs. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Did you know that dinosaurs who eat meat are called carnivores and those that eat plants are called herbivores? Dinosaurs that eat meat and plants are called omnivores!
  • Did you know that not all the dinosaurs we knew where around at the same time!

We got to explore lots of different fossils that had been found by Mrs Prescott’s Dad near his house. It was strange because some of the fossils were of things that lived in the sea, but he didn’t live anywhere near the sea! Alfie also brought in a dinosaur tooth; it was from the National History Museum, where they have lots and lots of dinosaur fossils and skeletons to look at.

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We had great fun using clay for the first time to make our own dinosaurs. Some people used a rolling pin to help them shape the clay, and other people just used their hands! We added some pasta to make the spikes and plates of the dinosaurs, as well as the legs, and then some googly eyes!

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We also made textured dinosaurs, using lentils for the bobbly, scaly skin and pasta for the bones and spikes. We started by drawing around a dinosaur template to give us an outline and then stuck the pieces we wanted inside our dinosaur shape. What do you think of our dinosaurs?

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We played lots of dinosaur games including using tweezers to rescue dinosaurs from the swap, decorating dinosaurs using sequins and tissue paper, matched different colour dinosaurs, playing dinosaur dominoes and digging dinosaur bones out of the sand like palaeontologists.

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