Year 6’s Roaring Dino Day

Normally I would say WOW! But today I am going to say ROAR! We are super impressed with the efforts and levels of creativity that the children produced for Dino Day! Children came in their wonderful homemade costumes and produced outstanding home learning about The Cretaceous Period. The aim of today was to engage children with Dinosaurs, as part of their Evolution and English learning this term. Scroll down below, to see a wide range of activities, from fact files, homework, fossil enquiry, estimation and scaling, scientific drawings and dino dancing!


  • Name three key facts you learnt today about dinosaurs and The Cretaceous Period.
  • Compare life today to life The Cretaceous, how is it similar and different?
  • Are there any animals that exist today that have adapted from dinosaurs (use research to support your answer)

Dino Pics!
We were so impressed with the creativity, time and effort that had gone into creating our mini dinosaurs!

Outstanding homework!
WOW! We were flooded with expert knowledge from the children, below are examples of some roarsome homework!

Our Dino Dance

Palaeontologists studying fossils

Scale Factor challenges – Estimating T-Rex foot size and drawing them using chalk outside. We managed to figure out that on average it would take 8 feet to roughly fit ONE T-Rex footprint!

Scientific drawings based on Charles Darwin’s observations of the Galapagos Islands.

23 thoughts on “Year 6’s Roaring Dino Day

  1. Challenge 1:
    • I have learnt that there were at least 700 species of dinosaurs.
    • The first ever flower was Magnolia.
    • Triceratops were the most hunted by the T-Rex.
    Challenge 2:
    There used to be one continent (Pangea) now there are seven continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).
    There were no humans just animals now there are humans.

  2. 1.i learned about the Cretaceous period and as it’s it third and final phase of the Mesozoic era
    2.i learnt about a new dinosaur called the iguanodon
    3.i learnt about the mesozoic era
    The life in the Cretaceous period compared now is really different like most of the population would’ve decreased if dinosaurs were in this current time periods
    There would be a iguana related to a iguanodon

  3. I learned on Dino day that when dinosaurs roamed the planet, the continents were together and were a big giant land and I learned about the continental drift.

  4. Tere are over 700 species of Dinosaurs
    An asteroid blocked the sun which caused plants to die then herbivore dinosaurs to be extinct then because all the herbivores are dead the carnivore dinosaurs are dead.
    An asteroid blocked the sun so after the Mesozoic era it was then the Ice Age.
    There are carnivores and herbivore animals (similarity)
    Humans now exist (difference)
    There are more types of plants (difference)

  5. This was a roarsome day- loved the energy and the enthusiasm. Great to see everyone’s efforts and the quality work. This bodes well for a great year. Just remember if you put in some effort, you will be rewarded.
    Mrs F

  6. Name three key facts you learnt today about dinosaurs and The Cretaceous Period.
    The spinosaurus uses its sail on its back to swim.
    When the mention hit the earth it caused the sun to be covered and this was called the ice age.
    The trex was the predator!

  7. I learned that the Cretaceous era was last era of the dinosaurs also that tracks was one of the deadliest predators and that a new dinosaur called spineasour

  8. T-Rex 🦖 can bite a car and put a dent in it .
    Bronturas has a really long neck .
    Brids was still exist in cretinous period .
    Life today they in no dinosaurs

  9. 1.Around 66 million years ago a meteor crashed into Earth killing nearby dinosaurs.
    2. During the Mesozoic era there was only 1 supercontinent called Pangea.
    3. The t-Rex was a scavenger.

  10. 1. The dinosaurs lived 165 million years ago

    A T-Rex eats other T-Rex and dinosaurs

    T-Rex are about 40ft long.

    2. In the Cretaceous period all of the continents use to be all together however in modern day all the continents are separated.

    3. Crocodiles also lived in the Cretaceous period although crocodiles also exist now.

    Lizards also lived in the Cretaceous period as well as alligators and snakes.

  11. 1.The Earth had one continent but when the asteroid hit it separated the planet.
    Learnt that a Spinosaurus can also swim in swamps and rivers.
    A Sinosaurus lives in swamps and also lake if he wanted.
    2.Life today has more buildings and cars whereas life in the Cretaceous has more plants and palm trees.

  12. Wow Year 6 what a Dino-mite day you have had. Superb work and costumes. It all looked really fun, I managed to see a few things going on during the day. Well done to all the teachers for planning a Mammoth Day!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  13. 1)Trex weigh 4,500-8,000 KG
    2)The dinosaurs ate crocodiles,leafs and other dinosaurs.
    3)Dinosaurs were extinct 6.5 million years ago.
    Birds were in the Cretaceous period and they still exist.
    In the Cretaceous period some of the dinosaurs ate leafs and animals now do still eat leafs.
    In the Cretaceous period there weren’t 7 continents,instead it was on big part of the earth.

    Birds were the only survivors in the Cretaceous period,when the asteroid/meteor hit.

  14. Task 1 –
    Dinosaurs lived 165 million years ago .
    The T-rex is one of the most dangerous dinosaurs in the world .
    A T-rex lives about for 30 years .
    Task 2 –
    Life today the contents are not all together ,it is more Morden today and the world is not empty like it used to be.

  15. 1. The Dinosaurs became extinct by an asteroid.
    There are over 700 species.
    The asteroid caused the ice age.
    2. It is different because there are no dinosaurs that exist.(now)
    It is also different because back in the Cretaceous time the land was just one piece.
    3. Lizards, crocodiles, alligators and more.

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