Writing About Dinosaurs

Young dinosaur fan Jack wrote to Everything Dinosaur to tell us how much he enjoyed our recent visit to his school.  Jack is in Year 2, shortly to move onto Year 3 and he loves dinosaurs.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur visit schools to conduct dinosaur and fossil themed teaching workshops in support of the national curriculum – everything from Acrocanthosaurus through to Zuniceratops, an A-Z of the Dinosauria.

The Thank You Letter Sent to Everything Dinosaur by Jack (Year 2)

A dinosaur themed letter from Year 2.

Dinosaurs inspire handwriting.

Picture Credit: Jack/Everything Dinosaur

Learning About Ankylosaurus and Armoured Dinosaurs

Jack wrote to thank us for visiting his school.  His favourite part in the dinosaur themed workshop was learning about how some armoured dinosaurs kept themselves safe from Tyrannosaurus rex.  He also explained that he enjoyed touching the ammonites and trilobites and learning about fossils.  Some of the fossils we bring to schools are very big and heavy, a number of Jack’s classmates were amazed at how big some fossils can be.

Fossils Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Large ammonite fossil spotted on a beach.

A large ammonite fossil in a boulder.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Children Bring Fossils to School

During the term topic, several children brought in fossils from home.  These are fossils they collected whilst visiting various places around the British Isles such as Lyme Regis, the Isle of Wight and the Norfolk coast.  Our dinosaur and fossil expert took time out over the mid-morning break to look at some of the items the children had brought in.  Once the workshop had been concluded, a number of follow-up tasks and extension exercises were proposed, we even had some homework too.  During our workshop, we promised to send more information on dinosaurs plus pictures of ammonites for the children to colour in and to use in their non-chronological reports about Mary Anning and fossil hunting that they had been compiling.

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The thank you letter that Jack sent into Everything Dinosaur was part of a class exercise.  The aim of this exercise was to help the children gain more confidence with their handwriting.  Our thanks to Jack for his letter and also a big Iguanodon thumbs up to all the children that have written to us over the course of the summer holidays.  Our team members do read them all and we then post them up onto one of the walls in our warehouse.  They make a fantastic display.

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