This primary resource gives children an opportunity to make a papier-mache dinosaur bone and discover more about these prehistoric beasts by taking the accompanying ‘dino quiz’.

Pupils will be challenged to follow instructions to make their own ‘DIY dino bone’, and adapt those instructions for their own creativity in our National Geographic Kids’ dinosaur primary resource sheet.

The teaching resource can be used as a printed handout for instruction in class time, or for display on the interactive whiteboard.

Activity: Ask children to complete the task on the page or adapt it for their own individual design; varying the size or the colour (to make the bone look fossilized). Pupils could work individually, or in pairs, to complete the dinosaur quiz on the resource sheet and mark one another’s answers.

 

N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email: schools@ngkids.co.uk

 

This dinosaur primary resource assists with covering the following EYFS objectives from the National Curriculum:

In planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways that children learn and reflect these in their practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

  • playing and exploring children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’; 
  • active learning children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements;
  • creating and thinking critically children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

 

National Curriculum Key Stage 1 Art objective:

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products    
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

 

National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Art objective:

Pupils should be taught:

  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

 

This dinosaur primary resource assists with teaching the following Sciences Early level objectives from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can talk about science stories to develop my understanding of science and the world around me
  • Learning in the sciences will enable me to: develop curiosity and understanding of the environment and my place in the living, material and physical world

 

This Art primary resource assists with teaching the following Expressive arts Early level objectives from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I have the freedom to discover and choose ways to create images and objects using a variety of materials.

 

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence First level Expressive arts objectives:

  • I have the opportunity to choose and explore a range of media and technologies to create images and objects, discovering their effects and suitability for specific tasks. 
  • I can create and present work using the visual elements of line, shape, form, colour, tone, pattern and texture.

 

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence First level Expressive arts objectives:

  • I have the opportunity to choose and explore an extended range of media and technologies to create images and objects, comparing and combining them for specific tasks.
  • I can create and present work using the visual elements of line, shape, form, colour, tone, pattern and texture.

 

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