Egerton Primary Reception Class Study Dinosaurs

Back in April, a member of the Everything Dinosaur teaching team visited Egerton Primary to deliver a dinosaur and fossil themed workshop to the Reception class.  Our morning visit certainly went down well with the teachers and the enthusiastic children all enjoyed handling the fossils and learning lots of facts about prehistoric animals.  We challenged the children to have a go at writing a fact about a dinosaur in a dinosaur footprint.  We duly received a very well written set of “dinosaur foot facts”  written on dinosaur footprints from the class.

A Handwriting Exercise Using Dinosaur Footprints

dinosaur footprints

A thank you note from a child in Reception class.

Picture credit: Egerton Primary School

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The Dinosaur Footprints Writing Exercise

Writing in a dinosaur footprint a great exercise for a Reception class.  The relatively small space and the unusual shape of the foot forces the child to concentrate on the shape of letters and the spacing of words.  In addition, care is needed to write in the space so this helps to build up writing confidence and hand to eye co-ordination.  The children need to think carefully about what they are going to write.   We appreciated the little dinosaur and fossil drawings too.

Our thanks to the teaching team for sending in these super dinosaur footprints.

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