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Spring Term - Rocks, rumbles and relics

In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Some of our gorgeous Easter bonnets

The ducklings came to visit!

In science this week, the children have been learning about in invisible force of magnistism.

In design technology, the children have been working on constructing their cam toys.

In PHSE, the children have been learning about the importance of working collaboratively. They were provided with some paper, 20 sticks of spaghetti and 1 metre of tape.  With this they had to work together to construct the tallest free standing tower,

 

The results were very interesting! 

In science, the children have been learning about how magnets attract and repel.

In PHSE this week, the children have been learning about the importance of working as a team, they had to work out the longest word they could make only using their initials.

In Science, the children have been experimenting how many newtons it takes in order to move different shoes across different surfaces.

The children have been practising all their moves they have learnt, in chess this week.

In Science, we have been learning about friction. We rolled balls over different surfaces to see how this affected the speed of the ball.

In design technology this week, the children have been learning all about levers, sliders, linkages and axles in everyday life.  The children followed a set of instructions to create a mechanism which used either levers, linkages or sliders.

Mechanism models that the children made.

Design technology investigating mechanisms

The children enjoying learning the names of the different body parts in French!

The children have been working hard on their letter formation in our handwriting session.

In Geography, the children have been investigating rocks, deciding if they are extrusive igneous, intrusive igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. (Ask your children to explain their properties to you!)

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