A Tactile Dinosaur Themed Session Helping to Develop Vocabulary
Everything Dinosaur’s team members are busy with the teaching and other outreach commitments as the autumn term progresses. Yesterday, Everything Dinosaur was working with a primary school in Merseyside, the aim being to help with the term topic (dinosaurs) by providing an interactive and tactile dinosaur and fossil themed workshop.
Could we answer the question of the day – Were some dinosaurs huge?
One of the objectives that was set in the short briefing with the teaching team prior to the first session was to focus on helping to develop vocabulary and to give the children the opportunity to develop a wider range of describing words.
Feedback form from Reception Teacher
Working with children, some of whom do not have English as a first language and who have only just started school, can be quite a challenge. However, guided by their enthusiastic teachers the children had been undertaking all sorts of exciting exercises and activities to do with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. It seems from the feedback received that Everything Dinosaur had indeed, achieved the learning objectives.
We suggested a couple of extension activities as a follow up to some of the work undertaken in the actual dinosaur themed workshop and we look forward to hearing how the children fared as they explore all things dinosaur!
To learn more about Everything Dinosaur’s dinosaur themed workshops for reception classes: Teaching about dinosaurs in schools