Gilwern pupils dig for dinosaurs

Gilwern primary school pupil Jack Watson aged 6 searches for dinosaur bones (3601965)

Gilwern primary school pupil Jack Watson aged 6 searches for dinosaur bones (3601970)

Gilwern primary school pupil Amy Barnes aged 6 searches for dinosaur bones (3601976)

Gilwern primary school pupil Amy Barnes aged 6 searches for dinosaur bones (3601980)

Gilwern primary school pupil Katie Merrett aged 6 examines a fossil (3601982)

Gilwern primary school pupil Katie Merrett aged 6 examines a fossil (3601986)

Gilwern primary school pupil Katie Merrett aged 6 examines a fossil (3601988)

First published in Monmouthshire news

YOUNGSTERS at a Monmouthshire school turned palaeontologists when they took part in a dinosaur dig.

Year 2 pupils at Gilwern Primary are getting hands-on experience before writing about dinosaurs for this term’s chosen topic.

Using fossils that have been loaned to the school, the pupils set about digging for finds that have been buried in sand in a polytunnel. On discovering a relic, they record the information and relay it back to the classroom using a radio.

Brady Edwards, Year 2 teacher and foundation phase leader, said: “We started learning about dinosaurs at the beginning of this term and have been giving the children hands-on experience before they write about it.

“They are very enthusiastic and are enjoying it.

“Measuring their finds helps to build on their numeracy skills before carrying out the research and writing a diary about it,” added Mrs Edwards.

“They have also created a 3D virtual dinosaur on a computer and are looking at writing newspaper articles after reading about dinosaur footprints discovered in India.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree