Deinosoriaid ar Droed (Ysgol Parc Y Llan)

Pupils at Ysgol Parc y Llan, a school in picturesque Flintshire (North Wales), have been tracking down dinosaurs and their fossils during the second half of the autumn term.  Under the enthusiastic tutelage of the class teachers Miss Lewis-Jones and Mrs Arkinstone, the budding young palaeontologists in the Reception and Nursery class, in collaboration with the dinosaur fans in the mixed class of Year 1 and Year 2 have been studying dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

There were lots of colourful artwork on display in the well organised classrooms, the children in the Reception/Nursery class had even been exploring how long ago dinosaurs lived.

Dinosaur Themed Time Travel

Using dinosaurs to help EYFS children become familiar with telling the time.

Using dinosaurs to help EYFS children become familiar with telling the time.

Picture Credit: Ysgol Parc y Llan/Everything Dinosaur

The clock concept can help children become more confident with numbers and assist with learning about telling the time.

Prior to the morning of dinosaur themed activities with the two classes, the fossil expert from Everything Dinosaur was able to take some photographs of the children’s work.  The teachers, with the able assistance of Mrs Lewis (Nursery Nurse) and Mrs Martin (Teaching Assistant) had devised a very creative and enriching scheme of work, with lots of evidence of independent learning on display.

Children Explore Different Materials to Make Prehistoric Animal Pictures

Wonderful dinosaur themed artwork by Early Years Foundation Stage.

Wonderful dinosaur themed artwork by Early Years Foundation Stage.

Picture Credit: Ysgol Parc y Llan/Everything Dinosaur

The aim of the two workshops conducted by Everything Dinosaur was to reinforce the learning that had already taken place and to enthuse the children (and teachers) for the rest of the autumn term.   The extension activities and additional resources provided by Everything Dinosaur, which were geared towards literacy and numeracy objectives, certainly went down well and the team members at the Cheshire based company are looking forward to seeing more of the children’s work.

During the Dinosaur Workshops How to Describe Dinosaurs Using Adjectives was Explored

The children thought of adjectives to describe dinosaurs.

The children thought of adjectives to describe dinosaurs.

Picture Credit: Ysgol Parc y Llan/Everything Dinosaur

As part of the planned scheme of work, the teaching team intend to set aside a small area of each classroom so that the children can construct their very own dinosaur museum.  They can show off all their research and the results of the “pinkie palaeontologist challenges” that our fossil expert set them.

Looks like Wales has dinosaurs as well as dragons.

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