Key Stage 1 Study Dinosaurs
A busy day yesterday working with Year 1 and Year 2 classes at Yew Tree Community Primary School in Tameside. Arriving nice and early our dinosaur expert was able to have a chat to the teaching team to gain an appreciation of the learning objectives and to ensure that the dinosaur workshops dove-tailed into the overall scheme of work. Like many primary schools, Yew Tree Community has experienced a big increase in pupil numbers in recent years and Key Stage 1 is made up of five classes, so in order to maximise the amount of teaching, the school hall was used for the day (apart when lunch was served and then it was a question of dinner with the dinosaurs).
The Children were Keen to Show the “Dinosaur Eggs” They had Discovered
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
The dedicated teaching team had developed an exciting range of activities, all part of the dinosaur term topic. The photographs taken during the dinosaur workshops will certainly support the teaching work, with lots of recounting and recalling. During the lunch break, Everything Dinosaur’s workshop leader saw some lovely examples of creative writing undertaken by Year 1, the children had certainly been inspired by the fossils. After a busy day of teaching, it was straight back to the office to email over further materials and extension resources for use in a number of activities that we had planned with the teaching team during the course of the day.
With the first part of the Summer Term quite short, there is a lot to pack in so it was important to get the extension materials emailed over to the school as quickly as we could.
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