Dinosaurs Visit Coventry

Yesterday, one of our dinosaur experts along with lots of fossils was “sent to Coventry”.  Not to worry, one of our enthusiastic team members has not been ostracised, they went to Coventry to visit Howes Primary to conduct a series of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops with Year 1 and Year 2.  During the session with the first class, our dinosaur expert challenged the budding young palaeontologists to have a go at drawing their very own dinosaur.  At the end of our busy morning we were presented with a selection of very colourful prehistoric animal drawings that the children had produced.

Fossil Themed Workshop

The Children Wrote a “Thank You” on Their Colourful Dinosaur Drawings

A horned dinosaur drawn by a child in Year 1.

A dinosaur drawing from Year 1.

Picture credit: Howes Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

The children in Year 2 were accompanied by some of the budding palaeontologists from the Hearing Impaired Unit.  All the children enjoyed handling the various fossils and learning lots of prehistoric animal facts and figures.  We helped explain about just how big some dinosaurs could be and we looked at herbivorous dinosaurs such as Ankylosaurus and Triceratops as well as meat-eating dinosaurs.  Some of the children were keen to demonstrate their dinosaur knowledge by naming dinosaurs that were omnivores.

Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores

The teaching team requested some additional support with helping to explain simple food chains and the diets of dinosaurs.  Our dinosaur expert was happy to oblige.  Some extension resources had been brought with us on the day, but that evening, our dedicated dinosaur experts emailed over some additional support resources including a couple of exercises all about dinosaur food webs.

For models and figures of dinosaurs that ate different food: Schleich Models and Figures.

Howes Primary School Children Draw Dinosaurs (Year 1)

Year 1 draw colourful dinosaurs.

Wonderful dinosaur and fossil drawings from a Year 1 pupil.

Picture credit: Howes Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

 We even “tweeted” some pictures to the school’s Twitter account, it’s all about providing support and additional resources to assist the hard-working teaching team.

Visit Everything Dinosaur’s website: Everything Dinosaur.