Dinosaurs

Block C - Dinosaur Feast

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!

Consider the diets of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs and if any dinosaurs were omnivores; what is the evidence for these two sets of dinosaurs? Be inspired by the subject of dinosaur eating and think about healthy eating; create your own healthy dinosaur feast of Dinosaur savoury snacks and swamp smoothies for family members.

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.

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01: Tyrannosaurus Drip!

Read Julia Donaldson’s book as introduction to herbivore & carnivore. How do we know? Talk teeth! Good oral hygiene for humans. 

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02: Keep those Dinosaurs healthy!

Children take on the role of dinosaur parents; how to ensure their babies grow up healthily on a typical day in dinosaur world? 

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03: The Right Stuff for us!

Can we humans eat the same food as the dinosaurs? What is a healthy diet for us? Help create a menu of dinosaur theme snacks and smoothies.

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04: Dinosaur Feast

Invite family and friends to a dinosaur feast of healthy snacks and smoothies made by children.