The basic structure of one of our sessions will involve a 30 minute role play and explanation of the T-Rex and history of dinosaurs. The second session will give the children the opportunity to interact with the dinosaur, take photographs and ask questions about dinosaurs.
In a third optional session we can visit other year groups around the school or even invite them to the hall to meet Teach Rex and experience the awe and wonder we create. As two teachers we understand that the excitement of an experience like this can take over a school and we want as many children as possible to join us on our prehistoric journey and engage their imaginations.
When we come to your school we will give you some ideas for writing to continue the excitement from the dinosaur visit. This is an additional service that we provide that is included in our price and is at the discretion of the school as to how to use it.
With the ever increasing pressures placed upon learning outcomes of Pupil Premium children, we believe this is an excellent resource to aid in progressing and developing the writing skills of your pupils. We want to give as many children the opportunity to delve into their imaginations and experience something out of the ordinary. We aim to create a love of writing. We have seen first hand the impact Teach Rex has on boys’ writing and how a hook can inspire, motivate and improve children’s writing.
Teach Rex traveled to Denton, on the outskirts of Manchester, to deliver their workshops to reception. The children had been keeping an egg safe for Jam to come and collect. To begin with, the children were a little scared but after making it clear that Jam was friendly and more frightened of the children than they were of him the pupils relaxed and had wonderful time. Year 1 and 2 came to join in with the fun and every child had the opportunity to give Jam a little pat on his nose. The children and staff loved the visit and wanted Jam to stay. The children will not forget such an incredible experience. A huge thank you to Mrs Pickerill for helping organise the visit and make it one to remember.
Jam using his superb senses to sniff out the dinosaur food.
Joe went to his school, Oakwood Avenue Community Primary, to deliver workshops across all year groups. The children’s faces were a sight, the complete disbelief painted across their them was great to see and exactly why Teach Rex was set up in the first place. The Year 1’s that Joe teaches have produced some beautiful work as a result of the workshops and have been eager to write about dinosaurs ever since! The teaching staff at the school had a roar-some time too. Joe loves teaching at Oakwood Primary because all of the staff support one another and are a very close community, the children are fantastic and really do make everyday one to remember.
The wonderful staff meeting Jam.
Sam went to the school where he teaches Year 6 to deliver workshops across all year groups. The children had an unforgettable experience, absorbed and retained lots of facts that they did not know, and enjoyed many interactive games that really created awe and wonder for them. It is fair to say that all of the teachers were blown away by Jam too! Sam loves teaching at Rose Hill Primary because the staff are truly dedicated to doing their upmost to create an incredible environment for all children to grow. In addition to this, the children are amazing!
The children enjoying a close encounter with Jam.
Recently, we have visited Hoylake Holy Trinity CofE Primary School with Jam. This is a lovely school with amazing children and superb staff. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and Mrs. Pillow’s class produced some beautiful thank you letters to Jam. Examples of these letters can be found on our Wall Of Fame. This is a magnificent school, producing a fantastic learning environment for the children.