We have been learning all about Dinosaurs in Year 1.
We have been learning to make a sculpture as part of our art topic. Palaeontologists don’t really know what dinosaurs looked like millions of years ago so we discussed our ideas in a small group and thought of reasons why they should be certain colours. The T-Rex and Brachiosaurus have been painted green and brown so they can camouflage themselves against the trees and plants. The children decided to paint the Spinosaurus yellow so it can reflect the sunlight. One group painted the Pterodactyl blue so it can camouflage itself against the sky and its prey on the ground won’t see it coming! What colour would you paint your dinosaur and why?
While working collaboratively we also found out many facts about our chosen dinosaurs. We know that dinosaurs with sharp teeth were meat eaters called carnivores and dinosaurs with blunt flat teeth were plant eaters called herbivores. Some plant eaters ate stones to digest the tough plants in their stomachs. What do you know about dinosaurs?
As part of our English learning we learnt a story off by heart called ‘The Three Little Raptors’ which is similar to another well known traditional story. We used actions and pictures to help us learn to re-tell it in the right order. You can find the story on youtube. Can you re-tell the story? How is it similar to another story you know?
In music we have been learning a song called ‘We are the Dinosaurs!’ which we know really well! We love to sing with Mr Barratt.
Many parents and carers came to see our assembly and thought the children had worked incredibly hard! They were amazed at their clear voices, interesting facts and sculptures they had made through perseverance and team work.
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