Year 1 and Year 2 Send Everything Dinosaur Thank You Letters
Another trip to Yorkshire, a county we know very well, not just because of all the schools we visit but also because we have been on plenty of fossil hunting expeditions in that part of the world. Year 1 and Year 2 pupils at Hoylandswaine Primary had been studying fossils and Everything Dinosaur’s visit helped reinforce their learning. We were asked lots of questions about Mary Anning, the children had been studying the lady who “sells sea shells on the sea shore”. They were fascinated by the Ichthyosaur fossils and the huge Ammonites.
We were also asked lots of questions about extinction events and our dinosaur experts then challenged the children to write a thank you letter in return for the fossil themed activities that they had been involved with. We set one of our “pinkie palaeontologist challenges” to the class – could they start the letter correctly? What about the punctuation? How would they end their letter to us?
Setting a creative writing challenge is just one of the many extension activities that arise out of Everything Dinosaur’s fossil workshops. The children set about their task that afternoon and under the enthusiastic tutelage of their teachers, soon all the children had completed letters.
An Example of One of the Thank You Letters Received
Picture Credit: Jacob (Hoylandswaine Primary School)
The teacher wrote us a short note, which was included in the envelope that contained the children’s letters.
Miss Birkinshaw wrote:
“Thank you for visiting us. The children really did have a fantastic morning”.
Teacher Praises Everything Dinosaur