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Enjoy becoming dinosaur experts! Be immersed in imaginative dinosaur learning. Investigate fossil evidence; create your own dinosaurs; explore dinosaur landscapes and write your own class dinosaur story poem and map. Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and create your own healthy dinosaur feast; learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; be inspired to make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and costumes; create dinosaur dances, movements and routines for a final Dinosaur Stomp!
Go on a dinosaur hunt through a primitive landscape; explore and discover various dinosaurs; look carefully and build a rich bank of describing words that helps you to write your own class dinosaur story; be part of a spectacular performance with dinosaur sounds, stories and art.
This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Children will discover an egg, go on a dinosaur hunt and collect dinosaurs and describing words along the way. They will learn about dinosaurs through discovery and play.
Children will travel back in time to `Dinosaur Earth´. They will develop dinosaur landscapes; make clay dinosaurs, dinosaur masks and transient art.
Children will listen to the story: Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs. They will find a message in a bottle then travel to `Dinosaur Earth´ in their hot air balloons. Children will create story strips and maps based on their adventure.
Children create a spectacular dinosaur show for another class to enjoy! They will act out poems, talk about the work they enjoyed and perform story endings. They will use sound effects to bring excitement and drama to their performance.
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