Fossil Finders

EYFS
Duration 1h

Discover prehistoric worlds through playful and imaginative games and activities. Students will move like dinosaurs, search for fossils in dig-pits and find out about some of the amazing creatures that once roamed the Earth.

Audience

EYFS

Activity

Workshops

Key Words

Fossils. Dinosaurs. Palaeontology. Fossil dig pit. Time. Discovery.

Learning objectives

  • Understand that dinosaurs and other fossilised animals lived a long time ago
  • Understand that fossils are found in rocks in the ground
  • Understand that dinosaurs were not all the same. Some were very small and some were very large.
  • Identify people who look for and study fossils as palaeontologists
  • Recognise that some fossils look like animals living today, to which they are related

Content

Students will:

  • Investigate fossils and other artefacts using their sense of touch
  • Examine fossils, think about how old they are and how they might have formed
  • Search for buried fossils like a palaeontologist
  • Imagine what ancient animals might have sounded like
  • Mime act as a dinosaur
     

Curriculum Links

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding and speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling

Personal, social and emotional development

  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
  • Making relationships

Mathematics

  • Shape, space and measures
  • Understanding the World

The world

  • Expressive arts and design
  • Being imaginative

Potential Hazards

Students will be using sand pits and handling small fossils

 

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