We had a super exciting day in Year 1 this week! On Thursday, we became palaeontologists, exploring real dinosaur fossils with the help of Adam. We learned so much, we now understand what a fossil is and why they are so important. Adam knew so many interesting facts about dinosaurs and 1B listened amazingly in groups to learn about them too!
Guess who we met...
After our exciting morning spent fossil hunting, we then had our lunch ready for the afternoon. Adam was so kind, he let us meet a baby Velociraptor and even Sophie a big T-Rex! 1B were all so brave and were very kind to Sophie. I was so impressed with the children who had questions ready to ask Adam and Sophie!
Both of our dinosaur friends were lovely to children, but were sometimes cheeky to teachers!
A special letter...
The next day we found a special video from Adam, telling us that Sophie had left a surprise in our classroom! It was a letter! Can you guess where Sophie hid her letter to 1B by listening to Adams clues?
After a quick check of 1B's super night time camera, we were convinced that a dinosaur had been into our classroom! We quickly left the classroom and went to find the special dinosaur! In groups we planned what to look for in the forest, that would prove to us what kind of dinosaur had been in our school! We decided to look for any feathers on the floor, any more footprints and weather the leaves had been eaten or not. As this would tell us if the dinosaur was a herbivore or a carnivore.
In our exciting dinosaur hunt, 1B found some fantastic clues that gave us lots of information to find out who our special visitor was!
Zunaira found a giant dinosaur tooth - so we knew it had ferocious teeth!
Aiza and Emile found scratch marks down the wood - so we knew it had sharp claws.
Summer found a lot of dinosaur poo - so we knew it had to be a big dinosaur!
Lots of children found dinosaur eggs and dinosaur slime.
1B also pointed out that all the leaves were left on the trees so we decided our dinosaur may not like to eat leaves - he may like to eat meat. Our visitor was a carnivore. Can you guess who it is yet?
After talking about our ideas in groups and reading lots of non-fiction information about dinosaurs, we discovered that our dinosaur visitor was a.....T-REX!
We now love our special pet dinosaur and he lives in our museum. 1B voted fairly for the name: Dobby!