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6 12, 2019

Greenhill Primary Children Enjoy Learning About Fossils and Dinosaurs

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Greenhill Primary Palaeontologists

Children in Year 1 at Greenhill Primary (Bury, Greater Manchester), have been busy learning all about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals this term.  A team member was given the opportunity to visit the school to work with the eager, young palaeontologists over the course of the morning.  The first part of the session was based in the spacious hall, the second part of the workshop, which involved dinosaur footprint measuring and finding fossils, took place in the well-appointed and very tidy classroom.

Pupils as Palaeontologists

Year 1 Children Had Created a Play Area for Their Dinosaurs

Pupils as palaeontologists.
Children from Greenhill Primary have created a dinosaur play area. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

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As an extension exercise, our dinosaur expert challenged the children to draw a dinosaur and to label its body parts including the skull.  During the wet play, Nayaab drew and labelled a beautiful pink and blue dinosaur which was then presented to Everything Dinosaur at the conclusion of the morning’s activities.

Drawing and Labelling a Dinosaur

A beautiul pink dinosaur drawn by a young palaeontologist.
A beautiul pink dinosaur drawn by a young palaeontologist. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

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6 12, 2019

Creative and Exciting Prehistoric Animal Play

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Creative Prehistoric Animal Play

Whilst going through all the images of the new for 2020 prehistoric animal and dinosaur models from Schleich, a team member found this rather fun publicity photograph that had been produced by the German manufacturer.  Dinosaur and prehistoric animal models are certainly great for imaginative, creative play.

Children and Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

Children playing with Schleich dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.
Children playing with dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.  The image (above), shows eight figures from the Schleich “Dinosaurs” model range.  To be accurate one of the models is not a dinosaur, can you name them all?

Picture credit: Schleich

Naming Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

The photograph (above) shows two children and eight figures from the Schleich “Dinosaurs” model range, although, to be entirely accurate only seven of the models represent members of the Dinosauria.

Here is the list of models featured (reading from left to right):

  • Psittacosaurus – A member of the Cerapoda Sub-order known from the Early Cretaceous of Asia.
  • Carnotaurus – An abelisaur from Argentina with a very blunt, short skull and very short arms.
  • Dinogorgon  – Not a dinosaur but a therapsid from the Late Permian of southern Africa.
  • Oviraptor – A Late Cretaceous member of the Theropoda named in 1924.
  • Therizinosaurus (being held by the girl) – Named and described in 1954 by the famous Russian palaeontologist Evgeny Aleksandrovich Maleev.
  • Triceratops – A resident of the famous Hell Creek Formation, from which no complete skeleton of this dinosaur has been found, although more than fifty skulls are known to science.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex (being held by the boy) – The “tyrant lizard king” and regarded as the most famous member of the Dinosauria.
  • Tawa – A slender, fast-running hunter known from the Late Triassic of New Mexico (USA).

To view the range of Schleich prehistoric animal models including the new for 2020 figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

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