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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!
How did dinosaurs move? What is the evidence? Learn about fossilised footprints and their sizes; make dinosaur feet, masks and a cape; create dinosaur movements and routines for a final dinosaur stomp!
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.
Read the book Dinosaur Tracks by Kathleen Zoefiel. Find out how to step back into history through the footprint of a dinosaur; find out how large dinosaurs were by measuring out the actual length and width of a dinosaur.
Read the story Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp; become the dinosaurs from the story, experiment with movement around objects in the prehistoric swamp.
Get ready for the dinosaur stomp! Learn about traditional stick dances and experiment with movements, learn a simple routine and perform a dinosaur stomp!
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