Climb aboard our Magic Carpet to discover more about dinosaurs through songs, stories and a chance to handle real objects.

Level: Early and First (Nursery-P1)
Cost: £3 per pupil (accompanying adults free of charge at 1:5 ratio)
Length of workshop: 45 minutes - see timings below
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your visit)
Dates available: Mon 3-Thu 6 Feb 2020, Tue 10-Thu 12 March 2020

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How should I prepare my group/class for this workshop?

Our carpet seats 25 children, plus adults. Everyone getting on the carpet will need to take off their shoes. If your group is larger than 25, please get in touch with us to discuss on schools@nms.ac.uk or phone 0131 247 4041.

You can download our pre-visit information sheet which provides all the songs and rhymes your class will sing during the session. This is to allow you to practise before your visit.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Discover more about what dinosaurs eat, the noises they make, how big their footprints were and how we find them today. Through rhymes, songs, and a story, we’ll find out more about lots of different dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

Your class will also visit our Tyrannosaurs exhibition as part of their day. Timings as follows:

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

10.30-11.15

Dinosaurs Magic Carpet

10.30-11.15

Tyrannosaurs Exhibition visit – teacher-led

11.30-12.15

Tyrannosaurs Exhibition visit – teacher-led

11.30-12

Lunch

11.45-12.30

Dinosaurs Magic Carpet

12.30-1

Lunch

12.15-1

Tyrannosaurs Exhibition visit – teacher-led

12.30-1

Lunch

1-1.45

Dinosaurs Magic Carpet

Follow up activities

Curriculum links

Early

First

Second

Social Studies

I am aware that different types of evidence can help me to find out about the past.

SOC 0-01a

   

Literacy

I enjoy exploring and playing with the patterns and sounds of language, and can use what I learn.

LIT 0-01a / LIT 0-11a /

LIT 0-20a

   

As I listen and talk in different situations, I am learning to take turns and am developing my awareness of when to talk and when to listen.

LIT 0-02a / ENG 0-03a

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect.

LIT 1-02a

 
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