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Year 3 and Year 4 Home Learning

Home Learning Topic: Dinosaurs

This topic is all about Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were the main animals on Earth for more than 150 million years. They were lizard like reptiles. Some of them were the largest and scariest creatures that ever walked on land. The word dinosaur comes from Greek words meaning “terrible lizard.” The last dinosaurs became extinct, or died out, about 65.5 million years ago.

Below is a list of tasks, some of which are linked to dinosaurs that you can complete at home for home-learning.



Task 1: Follow the link to the Natural History Museum website and spend some time exploring the page to learn all about dinosaurs. Create a fact sheet about dinosaurs using what you have learnt from the Natural Museum website. The fact sheet can include a heading, sub-headings, did you know… boxes, paragraphs, pictures, captions, activities, lists, games, etc. You can make the fact sheet as big and as epic as you want.

Task 2: What would you have been like as a dinosaur? Invent a new dinosaur based on yourself; write about what it would eat, where it would live, etc. and draw an awesome picture to go with it. Don’t forget to give it a name.

Task 3: Follow the link to choose from some edible dinosaur treats. Try to make one or more of the treats with a grown-up.

Task 4: Follow the link below to choose from the dinosaur craft ideas. Try to make one or more of the craft ideas.

Task 5: During the time of the dinosaurs there was some pretty extreme weather. Some scientists believe that it was due to extreme changes in the weather, brought on by the impact of an asteroid, that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. We have some pretty extreme weather on Earth to this day. Follow the link below to learn all about extreme weather. Choose an extreme weather from the page and create an information page about it Try to include headings, sub-headings, paragraphs, pictures and captions.

Task 6: On 24th May Muslims celebrate Eid, a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Follow the link below to watch the video about Eid. Draw a picture of Sara and write six facts about her around the picture. Then draw a picture of yourself and write six facts about yourself around your picture.

Task 7: Follow the link below and watch the video about mosques, a place where Muslims go to pray, study, and learn how to be a good human being from the iman. In Islam it is considered disrespectful to make pictures of God or the prophets, so mosques are decorated with patterns, calligraphy and stained glass. Look at the examples of Islamic art below and try to create some of your own. Try to use geometric shapes and bold colours.

Task 8: Follow the link below to the British Red Cross website. Read why it is important to learn first aid skills and complete the interactive quiz on the page.

Task 9: Follow the link above to the British Red Cross website. At the bottom of the first aid skills page there are eight first aid skills you can learn, including asthma attack, bleeding, broken bone, etc. Choose one of the eight skills to learn about and then write up what you have learnt and include a picture.


Task 10: Quentin Blake is responsible for illustrating most of the Roald Dahl books, as well as David Walliams’ books and his own books. Follow the link below to learn how to draw one of Roald Dahl’s most famous characters ‘Willy Wonka’. Have a go yourself and colour the picture carefully.