Key Stage One Children Learn All About Life in the Past

Children in Class 2 have been learning all about dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and life in the past.  Dinosaur fossils have even been found in Antarctica, a fact that the children in Miss Butterfield’s class now know as they made world maps and plotted where certain types of dinosaur lived.  Stegosaurus fossils have been found in the western United States, whilst the speedy Velociraptor lived in Russia, China and Mongolia.  As well has helping the children to learn about the continents and the countries of the world, the dinosaur term topic has been used to help the children explore the properties of different materials.

The classroom was filled with lots of wonderful models, posters and sculptures featuring dinosaurs.  The Year two children had been challenged to think carefully about the right media and what art materials should be used as they created and designed prehistoric animal figures and replicas.

Some Very Colourful Artwork on Display

Different media used to make models of dinosaurs.

Different media used to make models of dinosaurs.

Picture Credit: Class 2/Everything Dinosaur

The children had even made a “life-size” replica of the fearsome, meat-eating dinosaur Velociraptor (V. mongoliensis) and our fossil expert who visited the school to conduct a dinosaur themed workshop, was informed that Velociraptor was actually quite a small dinosaur about one metre tall and around two metres in length.

A Velociraptor Sculpture in the Classroom

On guard in the classroom.

On guard in the classroom.

Picture Credit: Class 2/Everything Dinosaur

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