The term-long subject at St Aidan’s RC Primary School, Ashington, part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, gave plenty of inspiration to staff and children who created their own museum and even met the dinosaur that appeared on the school’s CCTV camera.
The Dinosaur Day on Friday saw 29 reception and 33 nursery children participating in events ranging from putting the spikes on a stegosaurus to taking part in a non-uniform day to mark the occasion.
And the grand opening of Reception’s very own Dinosaur Museum was held on Tuesday when pupils displayed their expertise on the subject. They had hoped to visit the Hancock Museum (Great North Museum) in Newcastle but restrictions didn’t allow.
“It would have been amazing, but we have had just as much fun designing and creating our own dinosaur museum where the children can show off all their impressive knowledge,” said the school’s early years lead Sarah Hooper.
“Nursery have had lots of fun creating their own dinosaurs using their own names and have created an incredible CanyouNameosaurus display,” she added.
“We firmly believe the children of St Aidan’s are roarsome!”
Reception pupils at the school have been using non-fiction texts as the school promotes a love of reading to answer questions as part of a dinosaur inquiry.
“The children have been incredibly intrigued with the dinosaur eggs and regularly check them - they couldn’t believe it when a Querk (soft toy) popped out. They are currently creating lost posters to help find his family - they think the dinosaur picked up the wrong egg,” said Mrs Hooper.
The pupils have written to dinosaurs, measured bones and couldn’t believe it when told that a brachiosaurus wouldn’t fit in their classroom.
But the T-Rex is a firm favourite among all the children and the elusive dinosaur caught on the school CCTV looked very familiar. Apparently he had some excellent dance moves and pupils were taught the Dino line dance as well.
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