Take a walk with Year 1 in the land of the Dinosaurs!
Our Year 1 topic this half term has been Dinosaurs. The children have enjoyed learning about these exciting, extinct creatures and getting creative. They started the topic learning about the landscape where dinosaurs lived a long time ago. The children created their own prehistoric landscapes using materials found on an autumn walk in the school playground.
The children had a surprise visit from a Dinosaur, who left them a gift in the form of a dinosaur egg. Thankfully, they were able to donate this to Marwell Zoo for safekeeping, as the classroom simply is not big enough to keep it!
They were so intrigued by the gifted egg that the children designed their own, taking time to think carefully about the type of dinosaur who would have laid it. They brought their designs to life by creating them using Paper Mache, which they then painted. Such fun!
Also as part of Year 1’s Dinosaurs topic, they have been making moving pictures! The children enjoyed colouring the landscapes for their dinosaurs. They then drew around a template of a dinosaur and cut it out. A slit was made in the paper and their dinosaur was stuck to a slider so it could move along the picture.
Lots of hard work and concentration has gone into making these beautiful pictures, don’t you agree!