How did the dinosaurs die?
What happened to make the dinosaurs extinct? Most scientists agree a huge meteorite hit the earth; could this have caused a huge shock wave with floods and erupting volcanos following? The dinosaurs may not have all disappeared quickly but over many years the earth's environment no longer supported their survival.
So what does it look like when a volcano erupts? We watched a video clip then created our own eruption by making a chemical reaction.
How long were the dinosaurs?
We have been measuring out on the playground how long different types of dinosaurs were. Diplodocus were the longest, around 25 metres. Triceratops were just 8 metres long, still big enough to make us all go 'wow!'
Move like a dinosaur
In PE we have been exploring how different dinosaurs moved, some were slow and heavy, others may have darted about quickly. We listened to different pieces of music and thought about which dinosaur it reminded us of, would you glide like a pterosaur or swim like a plesiosaur, stomp like a diplodocus or run like a raptor? We then used our bodies to show how fossils were made.
Class 1 drew plans to make their junk model dinosaurs and labelled their plans, naming the 3d shapes they were going to use. Children then selected shapes according to their plans and followed the plans to make their models.
Please come in to the classroom to see your child's creation, ask them to talk to you about the shapes they used and how they made their model.
I have included a few photos of everyone in the class, so please scroll through to find your child.
Cubes, spheres, cones, cuboids and cylinders
Children have enjoyed exploring the three dimensional shapes in the outdoor area. They have been practising the shape names whilst constructing.