Teachers support for Topics
For help with the structure and delivery of Hamilton’s Topics, see our User Guide to Topics.
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!
Learn about fossilised dinosaur eggs; speculate about dinosaur families and their behaviour; consider ideas about dinosaur communication and sounds; make some dinosaur inspired instruments and music; record your ideas for the class website.
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.
Learn how dinosaurs began their lives, make your own dinosaur eggs and learn about the fossilisation process by making a messy fossil egg pudding.
Look at family photographs, and think about why people and dinosaurs live/lived in groups; create dinosaur finger puppets and a T.Rex tooth… Don´t be scared!
Make sounds to go in a sound box; learn about Patchi and create sounds for a story and film.
Let´s rock! Become a prehistoric rock band; learn a song and add a new verse; for a grand finale perform your song which will go live on the school website!
I don't know my password