What was the Biggest Dinosaur?

For the Reception class at St Joseph’s R.C. Primary, the question posed this term was “which was the biggest dinosaur”?  The budding palaeontologists had been busy exploring prehistoric animals aided by their enthusiastic teaching team.  Mrs Crean had helped the children to build a dinosaur museum in the classroom.  Inside the museum, there were lots of examples of words used to describe different types of dinosaur and other animals that lived in the past.  The museum even had a gift shop and a cloakroom, a place for palaeontologists who visit the school to store their hard hats!

EYFS Build a Dinosaur Museum in their Classroom

Come to our dinosaur museum!

Come to our dinosaur museum!

Picture Credit: St Joseph’s R.C. Primary/Everything Dinosaur

The teaching team for the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) are following a very creative curriculum and the children were very confident and enjoyed handling the fossils and learning just how big some dinosaurs could be.  The dinosaur workshop enabled the children to experience what it would be like to be an Ankylosaurus moving through the forest, or an Ammonite in its shell bobbing up and down in the sea.  During the teaching session the children were encouraged to use describing words and to explore the properties of materials.  A fossil tooth feels very cold to the touch, some fossils can be small and light, whilst others can be very heavy.  Our thanks to Miss Harrison for helping when it came to carrying the specimens.  Miss Tucker made sure that everyone was given the opportunity to take part and Mrs Barnes helped organise the children into a group photograph to mark Everything Dinosaur’s visit.  Perhaps the photograph will be put up in the museum?

The Dinosaur Term Topic Challenges the Children to Expand Their Vocabulary

Encouraging the use of describing words.

Encouraging the use of describing words.

Picture Credit: St Joseph’s R.C. Primary/Everything Dinosaur

As for what was the biggest dinosaur, our dinosaur expert emailed over some information on the dinosaur that is currently regarded as the biggest scientifically described – Argentinosaurus.

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