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Spring 2: Dinosaur Planet

 

Dinosaur Planet

 

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

 

 

They're rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...

 

 

Let's explore the Dinosaur Planet!

 

 

Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did...RUN!

 


 

Meet Roary, our class dinosaur! We came up with different names and voted for the best one.

 

We have had lots of fun learning about dinosaurs! First, we identified nouns by labelling body parts on dinosaurs. We then extended our nouns by adding adjectives to make them noun phrases - we even challenged ourselves to add two adjectives to the noun to make it into an expanded noun phrase. We had lots of fun labelling Roary whilst he was sleeping but we had to be quiet so we didn't wake him up.

 

With our noun phrases, we then wrote sentences to describe a dinosaur.Take a look at our star pieces of work!

 

Oh no! Roary has been attacked! The classroom has been made into a crime scene! It was our job to investigate and discover who attacked Roary. We had four suspects; a Velociraptor, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Stegosaurus and a Triceratops.

 

First we discussed who was the most dangerous dinosaur and most of us thought that carnivores are the most dangerous dinosaur because they eat other dinosaurs. However, we discovered that herbivores are also dangerous because they have characteristics on their body to defend themselves, for example; Triceratops have horns on their heads. We discussed who we thought it could have been and how we could find out who done it? Around the classroom, there was a range of evidence and we had to use the clues to find out who the culprit was.

 

The culprit had left footprints behind so we had to look at dinosaur's footprints and identify whose footprints they belonged to.

 

There was CCTV footage of the incident. We had to identify which suspects were at the scene of the crime.

 

Then, we had to identify what the dinosaurs eat and state whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

 

We also had to investigate the habitats of each dinosaur so we know where they live to arrest them.

 

We then shared our results and discussed for a final time about who done it? We then followed the dinosaur's footprints to find out who the culprit was. The culprit was...

The Stegosaurus! - We thought that it must have been an accident and the Stegosaurus used their sharp, pointy plates on their green, curvy body.

Week 2:

This week, we investigated whose poo was left in forest school. We made predictions of who we thought poo'd. Some of us thought it could have been an animal, some thought it was a dinosaur and others thought that it was a human! We looked at the size of the poo and discussed because it was huge, we though it would either be a large animal or a dinosaur. Afterwards, we discussed what we were going to do and the importance of safety equipment. We then discussed how we could make it a fair test and what we could do differently. 

 

We then investigated and looked for clues about which animal/ dinosaur pood in forest school. We identified that the green poo had raisins in it, meaning that it belonged to a herbivore and the red poo had fur in it, meaning that it belonged to a carnivore. We then discussed and identified which dinosaurs were herbivores and carnivores. We also discussed that either poo could belong to an omnivore because they eat both plants and meat.

 

See pictures below of Pine class investigating the poos:

 

 

 

Home Learning:

 

Day 1 - Pine Class really enjoyed their PE lesson with Joe Wicks and they have worked extremely hard with their home learning!

 

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