Wonderful Dinosaur Drawings and Letters from Year 2 Classes

After a dinosaur workshop at the school, (Great Wood Primary), Everything Dinosaur challenged the two classes of Year 2 with a number of extension activities and exercises.  For example, we asked the children to think about what a dinosaur might need to survive and then to have a go at designing their very own prehistoric animal.  We received some wonderful dinosaur drawings and very clever prehistoric animal designs.  For example, Lydia sent us in a very well labelled blue and yellow dinosaur with amazing armour.

A Dinosaur Designed by Lydia (Year 2)

Lydia designed a Lydiasaurus after our dinosaur workshop in schools.

Lydia designed a Lydiasaurus after our dinosaur workshop in the school.

Picture Credit: Great Wood Primary School (Lydia)

We received lots of beautifully labelled dinosaur drawings and not just dinosaurs too.  Caleb for example, drew a picture of his favourite prehistoric animal – a giant sea monster!

Caleb’s Very Fierce Sea Monster

A swimming prehistoric animal drawn by Caleb (Year 2).

A swimming prehistoric animal drawn by Caleb (Year 2).

Picture Credit: Great Wood Primary (Caleb)

We love the giant flippers and enormous teeth!

A Letter Writing Exercise – An Opportunity to Practice Handwriting

Another extension activity we proposed whilst conducting our dinosaur workshops with the Year 2 classes was to have the children write thank you letters to Everything Dinosaur.  We received letters from all the children and just like the excellent dinosaur drawings, we have pinned them up on one of the walls in our warehouse.  They do make a colourful display.

One of the Letters Sent into Everything Dinosaur

A thank you letter sent into Everything Dinosaur after a dinosaur themed workshop with Year 2.

A thank you letter sent into Everything Dinosaur after a dinosaur themed workshop with Year 2.

Picture Credit: Great Wood Primary (Seth)

This exercise permitted the children to practice their handwriting skills as well as helping to reinforce learning with regards to the dinosaur term topic.  The children also had the opportunity to ask questions, as unfortunately, we could not answer all the questions during our visit to the school.  For example, Nathan asked were there lots of tall dinosaurs?  There were certainly lots of very tall dinosaurs, perhaps the tallest of all were those long-necked dinosaurs whose front legs were longer than their back legs.  Dinosaurs like Brachiosaurus, Giraffatitan  or Lusotitan, whose fossils were found in Portugal, all had very long necks and would have stood very tall, perhaps as high as a five storey building.  Then there is the immense Mamenchisaurus from China.  This Chinese dinosaur had one of the longest necks of all the known dinosaurs.  The tall dinosaurs evolved so that they could feed off the tops of trees, the parts that other plant-eating dinosaurs could not reach.

An Illustration of Brachiosaurus

The Papo Brachiosaurus dinosaur model.

The Papo Brachiosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For further information on Everything Dinosaur’s work in schools and to contact the company to request a quotation: Contact Everything Dinosaur

Once again, a very big thank you to all the children in Year 2 at Great Wood Primary school we really appreciate the letters and drawings and we are glad everyone enjoyed our dinosaur workshops.  Have fun with the rest of the dinosaur themed term topic.

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