Key Stage One Children Learn All About Life in the Past
Children in Class 2 have been learning all about dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and life in the past. Dinosaur fossils have even been found in Antarctica, a fact that the children in Miss Butterfield’s class now know as they made world maps and plotted where certain types of dinosaur lived. Stegosaurus fossils have been found in the western United States, whilst the speedy Velociraptor lived in Russia, China and Mongolia. Triceratops fossils are known from the United States of America and Canada. As well has helping the children to learn about the continents and the countries of the world, the dinosaur term topic has been used to help the children explore the properties of different materials.
The classroom was filled with lots of wonderful models, posters and sculptures featuring dinosaurs. The Year two children had been challenged to think carefully about the right media and what art materials should be used as they created and designed prehistoric animal figures and replicas.
Some Very Colourful Artwork on Display – Models Made by the Children
Picture credit: Class 2/Everything Dinosaur
The children had even made a “life-size” replica of the fearsome, meat-eating dinosaur Velociraptor (V. mongoliensis) and our fossil expert who visited the school to conduct a dinosaur themed workshop, was informed that Velociraptor was actually quite a small dinosaur about one metre tall and around two metres in length. The children stated that the dinosaur was actually a lot smaller than the Velociraptors depicted in the movie franchise “Jurassic Park”.
A Velociraptor Sculpture in the Classroom
Picture Credit: Class 2/Everything Dinosaur
Everything Dinosaur stocks a huge range of dinosaur themed toys and gifts including lots and lots of Velociraptor dinosaur models and replicas of other similar dinosaurs known as dromaeosaurids.
To view the range of prehistoric animal models (including Velociraptor), available from Everything Dinosaur: Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.