Dinosaurs with Early Years Foundation Stage

Another busy day for Everything Dinosaur’s teaching team.  One of our dinosaur and fossil experts had been invited to a school in south Yorkshire to help the Nursery and Reception classes kick-start their term topic learning all about dinosaurs.  The enthusiastic children enjoyed the workshops and had fun handling the fossils, several of them talked excitedly about it for the rest of the day.

We were given the spacious hall to set up in and we noted that on one of the walls, there was a display of monsters that had been created by some of the children at the school.

Monsters on Display at the Primary School

Spotting monsters during a school visit.

Spotted a friendly looking monster at a school.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Extension Resources

Prior to the start of our workshops we were briefed on the learning needs of the children by one of the teachers.  The classes had only been studying dinosaurs for a week, but they had prepared some amazing questions for our dinosaur expert to tackle.  As well as delivering four workshops throughout the day, we donated some dinosaur books to the school library and provided some additional teaching resources to help support the scheme of work for the school term.  We are confident that our “dinosaur hokey cokey” will be well received by the eager, young palaeontologists.

We were also able to email over some dinosaur fact sheets and additional drawing materials to help support the Reception classes with a little challenge that we had set them.