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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

Literacy/ Project


We have an exciting start to our new project "How do astronauts get to space?" planned for when we are allowed into school however, as everything we need is in school for this we cannot yet start it. 

So this week we are going to be learning about....





Can you read a dinosaur book?

Can you predict what might happen in the story before you read it?

What was it about?

Who was the main character?

Where was it set?

What type of dinosaurs are in it?

Did you like the story?


Below are a few you could read:







Now have a go at reading these simple sentences about dinosaurs.


Today we are going to find out a little more about dinosaurs.

Do you think there is just one type?

Do you think there are any dinosaurs alive today? Why or why not?

What do you think dinosaurs ate? Do they all eat the same or different things?

Where did dinosaurs live?




Read this information with a grown up.

What facts can you remember?


Choose a dinosaur you liked, can you write a fact-file about them?

You could use one of the sheets linked below. 


What are fossils? How are fossils made?

Let's find out more about them using this video.



Can you make your own pretend dinosaur fossil?

You will need to make some salt dough with a grown up. 


Can you make some salt dough? Can you help weigh out the ingredients? Can you push your dinosaur toys into it to create a fossil? Can you use tools to make marks in it to make a fossil? Can you roll the dough to make bones? How can you stay safe near the oven?



250g plain flour

125g salt

125ml water



1. Combine salt, flour, and water in a small bowl or dish. Mix well until a soft dough forms.


2. When the dough forms, pinch off small fistfuls to shape into flattened rounds, similar to the shape and size of a cookie. Press your dinosaur toy into the dough or make marks in it using a tool. 


3. Repeat until you've used the dough.


4. Bake at 180C until your fossil is dry. The amount of time needed to bake depends on size and thickness; thin flat fossils may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker fossils can take 2-3 hours or more.



Can you remember the word 'carnivore' when we was learning about animals?

What did it mean?

Today's word of the say was herbivore.


Some dinosaurs are carnivores and some are herbivores.

That means some eat meat and some do not.



You can find out some information about this in the powerpoint linked below.

Are people herbivores?

Do all herbivores eat the same things?

Can you find different foods in your kitchen that herbivores might eat?

What about things you might find in your garden?


Can you make a list of items the herbivores might eat?




Can you make a dinosaur sock puppet?
Add eyes and mouth to a sock to make a puppet?

What else could you add to make it look like a dinosaur?



A tail?

Can you make a puppet show and tell a dinosaur story?


Click on the below picture to take you to a video where they make a dinosaur sock puppet.