That's all for now! I won't be posting for the next couple of weeks.
However, our next Topics will be: Ancient Greece and Plants so if you want to start some research about these topics, feel free!
Week beginning 18/5/20
This week I want us to explore all things fossils!
Week beginning 11/5/20
This week, I want us to look at soil! What is soil? What is soil made from?
Click this link to see an introduction.
See if you wan go on a walk this week to collect some samples of soil - if not, have a look in your back garden! Can you find different types of soil. Describe the soil, what makes it different. What do you think might be living in there?
Read through the information below and draw a labelled sketch of any soil you have found with the title: What's in that soil?
If you can, why not have a go at making your own compost!
If you are - make sure you follow these health and safety rules!
Make sure you handle all waste materials with plastic gloves as all food waste contains bacteria that could make you feel ill.
Just because worms don’t cry or scream when they are in pain does not mean they don’t feel it. Handle them gently and carefully.
Week beginning 4/5/20
This week I want us to explore the question: Are rocks a million years old? What do you think?
We are going to learn about something called the rock cycle which shows how the rocks change overtime into the 3 rock types we have learned about: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous.
If you look closely at this diagram you should be able to see how the rocks are formed.
Follow the links below for a detailed explanation and diagram to help you to understand.
If possible, I'd like you to do a little experiment to help you to understand how the rocks go from little pieces of rock (sediment) and then turned into sedimentary rock, then metamorphic and then igneous before it gets weathered back down to sediment again and continues the cycle.
This experiment involves starburst!!!!! Watch the video to see how you can have a go at home. Alternatively, I have attached a sheet to show how you can have a go with yummy chocolate as well. If you are unable to do the experiment, do not worry, watching the video should be enough to help you to understand!
Week beginning 27/04/20
Where do volcanoes/rocks come from?
What do you think is under your feet right now?
Could you dig a hole straight through the Earth to the other side?
What do you think might be under our feet?
We would have been starting our new Topic of Extreme Earth - learning all about what makes the Earth extreme including rocks, fossils and soils. I will add to this page weekly with activities you can have a go with at home.
Week beginning 20/04/2020
Have a think about these questions and jot down any ideas on a piece of paper!
What are rocks? Are rocks alive? How do you know? Why are there rocks everywhere? How do rocks form?
If you can this week, go on a rock hunt - even if it's just in your garden!
Bring some back with you and have a feel of them and a look at them.
How would you describe them?
Can you identify whether they are sedimenrary, igneous or metamorphic based on what you can see and what you have learnt?