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Year 1 Dinosaur Inspirational Day

On Wednesday morning, some mysterious eggs were discovered in the Year One playground.  Everybody was mystified as to where they came from!  The children were greeted by some gigantic muddy footprints outside of the classrooms and a rather large dinosaur Poo! 


Throughout the day, the Year One children used their scientific knowledge to find out which dinosaur they belonged to. 


Judging by the size of the footprints we first estimated that the dinosaur was about 9 metres long!  We then had to use our maths skills to measure out 9 metres in the playground and see which dinosaur it could have been.  We narrowed it down to two dinosaurs: a ferocious looking Carnivore called Carnotaurus, or a plant-eating Triceratops.  


Exhausted by all their investigations, the children went back to class and had a dino-biscuit snack.  Next they had to examine a big pile of dinosaur poo!  Upon closer inspection it seemed the mystery dinosaur had been eating plants and seeds, so the children decided that it was a Triceratops! 

 The teachers then checked the CCTV footage from the playground and were shocked to see that a Triceratops had indeed been roaming about in the school and outside Mrs Pratt’s classroom.   


In the afternoon the dinosaur eggs hatched and three baby triceratops made their way to the Year 1 classrooms. We have named our dinosaurs and are going to look after them until their mother returns.