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19 03, 2016

Key Stage 1 Study Dinosaurs

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Year 1 and Year 2 at All Saints’ Primary Learn About Dinosaurs

A very special thank you to all the children at All Saints’ Primary who sent in thank you letters to our office after Everything Dinosaur conducted a dinosaur themed workshop at their school.  Members of the enthusiastic teaching team working with Key Stage 1 classes took up one of our “pinkie palaeontologist challenges” and under their expert tutelage, the children composed beautiful thank you letters, many complete with super drawings of dinosaurs and fossils.

Soren Sent Everything Dinosaur a Super Thank You Letter

A thank you letter from a Key Stage 1 pupil after a dinosaur workshop.

A thank you letter from a Key Stage 1 pupil after a dinosaur workshop.

Picture Credit: All Saints’ Primary (Marple, Cheshire) and Everything Dinosaur

Soren wrote to say thank you for visiting and letting the children hold the fossils.  Soren added that his favourite dinosaur was Diplodocus.

Young Lois included a lovely picture of our fossil expert “dinosaur Mike” in with her thank you letter.  There were also super dinosaur drawings provided by Erin, Finley and Jude.  The thank you letter idea was one of the extension suggestions made by our staff member during the dinosaur workshop at the school.  Over the morning, a number of extension activities were proposed, in addition, Everything Dinosaur emailed over some more teaching resources to help support the cohort’s scheme of work.

In Katie’s letter she recalled information that we had provided on Velociraptors.  She liked the idea that they were probably feathered and Katie included a lovely picture of a purple and blue armoured dinosaur.

Katie Sends a Thank You Letter to our Office

Katie says thank you to Everything Dinosaur.

Katie says thank you to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: All Saints’ Primary (Marple, Cheshire) and Everything Dinosaur

A very big thank you to all the children at All Saints’ Primary school who sent in letters to Everything Dinosaur, our thanks goes to Louie, Isla, Katie, Soren, Erin, Lois, Finlay, Kieran, Freya, Lilly, Jacob, Henry, the other Kieran in the class, Ava, Tyler, Leila, Edward, Oliver, Brooke, Jack, James, Bella, Charlie, Kelan, Isaac, Ethan, Jude and to all the children involved.

To enquire about Everything Dinosaur’s dinosaur themed workshops in schools: Contact Everything Dinosaur

Thank you letters such as these are a great way for the children to practice sentence construction and letter formation as well as word spacing and other hand writing skills.

19 03, 2016

Year 1 and Year 2 Study Dinosaurs

By | March 19th, 2016|Educational Activities, Main Page, Teaching|0 Comments

Dinosaur Workshops at All Saints’ C of E Primary School (Stockport)

Back in February, one of the fossil experts at Everything Dinosaur visited All Saints’ Primary (Marple, Stockport, Cheshire), to conduct a couple of dinosaur themed workshops with the children in Key Stage 1.  Over the course of the morning, the Year 1 and Year 2 children were given lots of challenges as part of our support for the diverse and very enriched scheme of work the teaching team had devised for the term topic.  One of the challenges we set was for the children to write a thank you letter.  Thank you letters provide an excellent opportunity for the children to practice their hand-writing as well as helping to reinforce what the children learned and could recall from the workshop we provided.

Bella has Sent Everything Dinosaur a Thank You Letter

Bella's thank you letter to Everything Dinosaur.

Bella’s thank you letter to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Bella wrote to say that her favourite part was learning all about Tyrannosaurus rex and holding all the fossils.  Bella recalled that when you first touch real fossils they feel cold and that T. rex had two fingers on each hand.

Oliver’s Thank You Letter

Oliver says thank you.

Oliver says thank you.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Oliver included a picture of a brown coloured Triceratops on the back of his thank you missive.  In his letter he explained he liked learning how old fossils were.  A letter writing activity such as this provides school children with an opportunity to learn how to lay out a letter in the correct format as well as getting to grips with sentence construction.  Oliver demonstrated lots of lovely finger spacing between his words and he kept his writing in between the lines beautifully.

Ava’s Thank You Letter Sent into Our Office

Ava's thank you letter to Everything Dinosaur.

Ava’s thank you letter to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Ava included a lovely drawing in with her letter, lots of smiling faces.  A special thank you to Jacob, Henry, Kieran, Ava, Tyler, Leila, Edward, Oliver, Brooke, Jack, James, Bella, Charlie, Kelan, Kieran, Isla, Louie, Freya, Lilly, Isaac, Ethan, Jude, Finley, Lois, Erin, Soren, Katie and to all the children involved.

Lois wrote to say:

“Thank you for letting me see the fossils and thank you for the stickers.”

You are most welcome, a special thank you from all the team members at Everything Dinosaur to all the children who sent letters into us.  Also a big Iguanodon thumbs up to the enthusiastic teaching team who helped us on the day and inspired the children to produce the letters.

Well done to all!  Pleased to hear that everyone loved our dinosaur workshop for Key Stage 1.

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