Footprints From the PastFriday, 20 January, 2017
What's in the mysterious package?
Coral and Caribbean classes have begun their topic 'Footprints from the Past.' The children will be learning about what the Earth was like many millions of years ago, and central to this will be the study of dinosaurs and how they lived. To introduce the topic, a special box 'arrived', seemingly from the Natural History Museum. Some very mysterious egg-shaped objects were inside. The children were very excited about these, and there was a lot of discussion as to what they could be. Most, though, agreed eventually that they did seem like dinosaur eggs! The children then carefully prised the 'eggs' apart with special tools, and discovered a dinosaur inside each one. They sketched and wrote about the dinosaur that was inside the egg, and the discussion and questions about dinosaurs that followed prompted a great deal of possible learning opportunities, that we shall be taking up in the following weeks. (Mr Orwin)