A Visit to a Welsh School to Teach About Dinosaurs

As the summer term progresses, so Everything Dinosaur team members continue to fulfil their commitments to schools across the country.  Lots of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops have been delivered by our enthusiastic team members so far this term, our most recent involved a trip to Wales to work with the children at Forden Church in Wales School.  As part of a series of extension activities we had planned in support of the teachers, we asked the mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class to have a go at writing letters to us about dinosaurs.  We challenged the budding young palaeontologists to send in questions about prehistoric animals.

One of the Letters from the Year 3/4 Class at the School

Children ask questions about the teeth of dinosaurs.

Ffion wanted to know about dinosaur teeth.

Picture Credit: Forden Church of Wales Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

We received lots of letters and there were some excellent examples of handwriting.  Well done to class Year 3/4.  We emailed over our answers to the teacher and provided other links and resources to help the children to research the answers to some of the questions that they had posed.

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Dan wrote in and like most of the children, he illustrated his dinosaur themed letter with a drawing.

Answering Questions Posed by Dan (Forden Church in Wales School)

Asking questions about dinosaurs.

Dan wrote in asking questions about prehistoric animals.

Picture Credit: Forden Church of Wales Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

Dan wanted to know the name of the prehistoric animal that he had drawn for us.  We think it is a drawing of a turtle, not a dinosaur but a reptile, an animal that would have used its powerful flippers for swimming.

Dan Wanted to Know What Type of Animal is This?

A drawing of a prehistoric sea turtle.

Could be a drawing of Archelon (giant turtle).

Picture Credit: Forden Church of Wales Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

It’s a super drawing.  It reminds of us a giant prehistoric sea turtle called Archelon, fossils of which come from the United States.  This turtle was more than four metres long.

The teacher emailed Everything Dinosaur to say:

“Once again a big thank you from all of us at Forden School.  Thank you for answering the children’s questions, I will print them out for them tomorrow and they can read your answers.  We are going to start our ‘design a dinosaur’ challenge tomorrow and I will send  you a selection of our dinosaur designs.  Thank you again for a fabulous morning.”

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