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.

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

Year 1 draw dinosaurs.

A colourful dinosaur drawing by 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.

Even Flying Reptiles (Pterosaurs) Featured on the Children’s Prehistoric Animal Drawings

Year 1 draw Pterosaurs.

Dinosaur and Pterosaur drawings from Howes Primary school.

Picture Credit: Howes Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

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.

Howes Primary School Children Draw Dinosaurs (Year 1)

Lots of colourful dinosaur drawings.

Children at Howes Primary (Coventry) draw dinosaurs.

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.

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