Year 1 Children at Altrincham Preparatory School Explore Dinosaurs

Children in Year 1 at Altrincham Preparatory School learned all about dinosaurs and fossils yesterday morning when the school was visited by Everything Dinosaur.  The dinosaur expert showed the children all sorts of fossils and helped them conduct some experiments to see how dinosaurs like Diplodocus and Apatosaurus fed.  The children in 1B and 1E had been studying dinosaurs since the beginning of the autumn term and both classrooms had displays of the children’s hand-writing and dinosaur themed artwork on display.

Colourful “Plateosaurs” on Display in 1B

Dinosaur themed artwork.

Dinosaur themed artwork.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/Altrincham Preparatory School

To read more about the morning and to see pictures of some of the experiments and exercises conducted in the dinosaur workshop: Dinosaurs are a Roaring Success for Year 1

Commenting on their work in schools, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“It was great to see the enthusiastic children and to help them explore dinosaurs and fossils.  The plastic sheet that we brought with us proved invaluable as there were some very hungry Diplodocus dinosaurs in the classroom.”

The teacher of 1E, Mrs Eyley commented that the morning had been wonderful and that they had all benefited from such a hands on, practical experience.  With the help of Mrs Barry (teaching assistant), the children had been learning all about carnivores and herbivores so when the fossil teeth were shown, the class were able to work out which teeth were suitable for feeding on plants and which teeth were those of a meat-eater.

The spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur added:

“When the children go away from this class, they will be able to write about dinosaurs in a more confident manner, using the additional knowledge gained.  Dinosaurs may have lived a long time ago but they still have the ability to inspire and enthuse.”

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