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Our first learning adventure is all about 'What happened to the Dinosaurs?' 

Please see more detail about the subjects, skills and knowledge the children will explore and some of the learning you can expect your children to talk about when they get home! We read lots of stories and texts about dinosaurs so feel free to join in at home with any dinosaur reading or facts.




Year 1      Science


Engage and Inspire:

Dinosaur workshop


Aspects of working scientifically covered.

  • Observing closely
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

Focus Skill:

Identifying and classifying


Scientific Knowledge:

Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and their diets

Scientific skills development

Primary sources by attending the dinosaur workshop

Secondary sources by using images


Key Vocabulary:

Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, extinct, bones


Other vocabulary:

Bones, diet, growth

Year 1    History


Engage and inspire:

Dinosaur fossil workshop


Overall understanding:

Children are aware dinosaurs lived but are no longer alive.

Know there are different theories for the dinosaurs’ extinction and develop their own opinion of how it happened.


Focus Skills

Read a timeline and read books for facts



*Knowing dinosaurs are no longer alive.

*Knowing dinosaurs lived before any human was alive.

*Knowing dinosaurs became extinct but we cannot really know how for sure.


*Reading books for facts.

*Digging for clues.

*Read a timeline.

*Use key vocabulary correctly within a historical context.


Key Vocabulary:

Fossil, long ago, Earth, underground, theory, known, unknown, extinct, meteor,  facts, timeline


Other vocabulary:


dinosaur, information, alive, dead, weather, volcano, human, million, year