Year 5/6 Showcase Their Science Skills

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 at Carlton Primary School in West Yorkshire were keen to show one of our team members their science displays.  Everything Dinosaur was visiting the well-appointed school to conduct a series of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops.  After a short meeting with the teachers to identify learning objectives, our fossil expert had the opportunity to admire some of the marvellous displays in the spacious corridors.  Year 6 children had been learning about evolution and the life of Charles Darwin and the scheme of work incorporated dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals to help provide a context for their studies.

Key Stage 2 Scientific Working

Key Stage 2 science display.

Year 6 illustrate life in the past and create dinosaur fact sheets.

Picture Credit: Carlton Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

 The topic permitted the children to indulge their non-fiction writing skills and the written work was supported by some excellent prehistoric animal illustrations.  Studying Darwinism, natural selection and evolution is a core element in the science curriculum for Upper Key Stage 2 and there was plenty of evidence of working scientifically posted up onto the walls of the corridors.

Upper Key Stage 2 Showcase Their Artwork

Prehistoric animal artwork.

Year 6 created some stunning dinosaur themed artwork.

Picture Credit: Carlton Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

 Three Dimensional Fossils

The Key Stage 2 classes had also created some three-dimensional fossils using various materials, the children had been exploring the properties of materials and considering the use of perspective in their prehistoric animal artwork.  Although the lesson plans were focused on science, the creative teaching team had incorporated a range of cross curricular activities.

Researching Tyrannosaurus rex

Year 5/6 study evolution and natural selection.

Non-chronological reports and working scientifically with Upper Key Stage 2.

Picture Credit: Carlton Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

Researching T. rex

As part of a challenging and varied scheme of work the schoolchildren were asked to research Tyrannosaurus rex and to consider how this famous Late Cretaceous predator was adapted to its environment.  What were those tiny arms used for?  Could the Upper Key Stage 2 children formulate some theories?

It was great to see how the children in Year 5 and Year 6 at Carlton Primary School had studied dinosaurs as part of a wider scheme of work looking at the work of Charles Darwin and evolution.