Life Long Ago – Dinosaur Workshop

On Monday 5th March children from Nursery, Reception and Year 1 were invited to a dinosaur workshop in the hall. Here we met Chris from the Education Group and he showed us how long ago the dinosaurs lived just using a very, very long piece of string! We learnt how fossils were made, what the different types of dinosaurs were according to their food habits and we found out why they became extinct. We even learnt that the biggest dinosaur ever was an Argentinosaurus (which was as long as a football pitch) and the smallest was a Microraptor (and only the size of a chick!)

We then went fossil hunting and became investigative paleontologists. We discovered a T-rex egg, an Allosaurus skull, Pteradactyl poo, numerous claws and we all loved the Iguanadon footprint amongst many other fossils. Chris was very knowledgeable and he took plenty of time to answer all of our questions. The children had a fantastic time and it’s fair to say that they found the workshop dino-rific fun!

Mrs Michelle Finnigan

Year 1

Pre-Prep Go Down to the Woods Today

Pre-Prep loved their first visit of the year to Clearwood. After a bumpy ride up the farm track, we all found our special keys to enter the wood (a sign of autumn or a perfect leaf) and then we were able to enter our special forest school area. The morning started with a game of ‘1,2,3, where are you?’ and then we separated into groups for activities which included bark rubbing, colour matching and twig writing. We then came back round the campfire for a delicious hot dog lunch with sausages cooked over the open fire. This was definitely the best part of the day for some children! After lunch children could have some free play time or practise whittling with vegetable peelers to make magic wands.  We returned to school tired but happy.