Hi Primary 3,

This week my story for you is ‘The Girl and the Dinosaur’. It is my last story for you and I chose it as a reminder of what your very first topic in P3 was. Doesn’t that seem a long time ago now!

Here are some files which will help you complete your tasks:

Book Review

The Girl and the Dinosaur Comprehension

Dinosaur Colouring Just For Fun

Mary Anning fact page

Mary Anning powerpoint

And below are the follow on activities you can do. Try to do at least two over the week. This week your handwriting task links to the book, so make sure you complete that task as well.

The Girl and the Dinosaur Reading Comprehension

  1. How is the pier at the seaside described?
  2. What does Marianne slide down?
  3. What mythical creatures do they see in the night?
  4. Why is the dinosaur described as brave?
  5. Can you name three of the dinosaurs they meet in the sky?
  6. Do you think the land in the sky is real? Why or why not?

Wonderful Writer In the story the girl makes a wish that comes true. Write your own story about a wish that comes true.

Book Review Print out the book review and complete (or create your own version)

Artistic Ace Draw a picture to represent part of the story and write at least 2 sentences to describe your drawing.

Question Master Design your own Girl and the Dinosaur quiz or a quiz about dinosaurs

Rocking Researcher Find out about the real female fossil hunter ‘Mary Anning’ and write down some facts about her. You could create an information poster.

Handwriting Find out Copy out the following passage in your neatest handwriting. Remember to think about the letters sitting on the line, being the correct shape and size. Then add an illustration.

There’s a town beside the sea,

Not so very far from here,

With golden sands and rock pools,

And a tattered battered pier.

And there’s a girl upon the beach,

Her name is Marianne,

She’s digging for a dinosaur

Just beneath the sand.


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