An Afternoon of “Dinosaur Detectives” with Year 1

Children in Year 1 at St Joseph’s RC Primary in Manchester had a busy Wednesday afternoon as they had a visit from Everything Dinosaur to conduct a dinosaur themed workshop at their school.  This is the first time that Year 1 have studied prehistoric animals as a term topic, but after Everything Dinosaur’s work with Reception earlier in the year, the company was invited back by the Senior Leadership Team to help enthuse and inspire the budding young palaeontologists in class one.

One of the aims of the afternoon of activities was to help the children with their writing and to encourage them to use adjectives.  In the morning, prior to our visit, the children had been busy labelling drawings of Triceratops and the fearsome T. rex.  There were some fine examples of transcription and composition on display.

Dinosaurs Help to Encourage Children with Adjectives

Encouraging children to use  plenty of describing words.

Encouraging children to use plenty of describing words.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Colourful and Inspiring Prehistoric Animal Display

Helping the children to expand their vocabularies.

Helping the children to expand their vocabularies.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Following our visit, we discussed lots of extension ideas and activities with the teacher.  We then email over additional, supporting resources to assist the teaching team with this topic.

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