Mr Roper's Class
Dinosaur Role Play
We read the start of a chapter from a Dinosaur Cove story and then acted out what might happen next with small world toys. This helped us to come up with ideas for our own writing.
Playdough dinosaur fossils
We made imprints of dinosaurs in clay tablets and then pushed play dough into the cavity to create dinosaur fossils. It was a lot messier than we had hoped!
We excavated dinosaurs (toy dinosaurs) from the rock (hardened salt dough) using specialist tools (play dough cutters). Some came out easily, some were very stubborn and took a lot of work! Then we identified them.
Dinosaur skeleton pictures
We made dinosaur skeleton pictures using art straws
Human bones/dinosaur bones
We had a lot of fun labelling the bones in our body with post-it notes. Then we looked at dinosaurs and tried to work out where the same bones were in dinosaurs. At the end of the day, there were lots of bones lying on the floor!
We turned ourselves into human timelines to get an idea of when the dinosaurs lived on the Earth compared to humans.