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A Dino-tastic Day Out

02 November 2016

What was the Golden Age of the dinosaurs like? Having learnt a wealth of information about these creatures all term, Year 3 went exploring around the Natural History Museum on Tuesday, eager to find out more. We couldn't wait to see everything that we had read about in books.

  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum
  • Year 3 Natural History Museum

Our first spot was the colossal Argentinosaurus, with his spoon like teeth and gigantic feet. We tried hard to count the toes of the towering beast. Did you know it has 5? Just behind it was the fierce and carnivorous Spinosaurus. We couldn't believe the size of its knife-like teeth.  These creatures were just so big and bulky.

As we continued round the museum, following the footsteps of both theropods and sauropods, we eventually came to the terrifying T.Rex. Not only could we see inside, but hear his terrible ROOOOAAARRR! This creature, even with its puny arms was fearsome. We also saw reconstructions of dinosaurs such as the Anklyosaurus and Tujianosaurus, a close relative of the Stegosaurus found in China.

Before we left, we had a final treat in store....a close look at sparkling minerals in colours galore, as well as igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. They certainly looked a bit different to our science experiments! No chocolate layers, melting marshmallows or dropping wax in sight.

So if you asked us what were our highlights, here are just some of them:

"I loved seeing all the crystals, they all looked so different, some really old and others brand shiny new!" April, 3W

"The Argentinosaurus was great to see. I'd love to know how it moved!" Brendan, 3W

“I liked to see the real sedimentary layers in the museum.” Anton, 3F

“We really loved the butterfly that camouflaged itself by looking exactly like a leaf.” Viktor and George, 3M

“I loved the fossilised tree. I can’t believe that it was as old as the dinosaurs.” Carla, 3M

“I enjoyed learning more about dinosaurs and the different periods.” Ruby, 3C

“I loved it when the big T.Rex moved. I learnt that not all dinosaurs are the same size or have the same type of skin.” Amelia, 3L

“The crystals and minerals were all different shapes. Some looked like hay!” Pietro, 3L

Emma Wakelin, Year 3 Leader