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# DinosaursDinosaur 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!

## Session 1 Dinosaur Tracks

### Objectives

Early learning goals

• Make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
• Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
• Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

History

• Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Maths

• Measure and begin to record the following: lengths and heights.

Art

• Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products, to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

### Teaching and Activities

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.

Children will:

• Find out what fossilised footprints can tell us about dinosaurs.
• Use books, imaginative play and art to build upon dinosaur knowledge.
• Measure the actual height and length of a dinosaur, discuss size using everyday language.

### Provided Resources

• Potato printing

### You Will Need

• Dinosaur Tracks by Kathleen Zoefield
• Alginate moulding powder
• Sponge
• Playdough
• A box of plastic dinosaurs
• Outdoor equipment
• Craft knives

## Session 2 Dinosaur Movements

### Objectives

Early learning goals

• Listen attentively in a range of situations.
• Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events, and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions.
• Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

English

• Give well-structured descriptions.

Art

• Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
• Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

### Teaching and Activities

Read the story Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp; become the dinosaurs from the story, experiment with movement around objects in the prehistoric swamp.

Children will:

• Listen to a story and respond with dinosaur movements.
• Describe dinosaur movements they created.
• Build upon dinosaur knowledge through play experiences and art.

### Provided Resources

• Dinosaur movement prompts
• How to make Dinosaur skins and capes
• How to make a shoe-seratops!

### You Will Need

• Old fabrics
• Hoops and cones
• Long sheets of bubble wrap
• Sponge or objects for printing

## Session 3 The Dinosaur Stomp

### Objectives

Early learning goals

• Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

PE

• Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Art

• Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.

### Teaching and Activities

Get ready for the dinosaur stomp! Learn about traditional stick dances and experiment with movements, learn a simple routine and perform a dinosaur stomp!

Children will:

• Learn a simple stick dance routine.
• Explore and experiment with ideas though dance and art.
• Perform a stick dance in assembly.

### Provided Resources

• Dinosaur stomp steps
• Children’s dance clip

### You Will Need

• Dinosaur masks from session 2
• Dinosaur feet from session 3
• Bubble print capes from session 3
• Flipchart/IWB set up in the school hall
• Drum