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Over this half term will be exploring the topic 'Extreme Earth'. Children will be given the chance to learn about some of the destuctive powers of nature, from volcanoes and earthquakes to tornadoes. Through discussion and practical tasks, children will learn about how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the ways in which they affect people and the environment.

volcanoes

Layers of the Earth

We began to explore this new topic by looking at the differnet layers of the Earth. We imagined that we were being lowered through a giant hole in the ground, thinking carefully about what we would see. We learnt that there are 4 main layers that make up our earth:

The Crust

The Mantle

The Outer Core

The Inner Core. 

After exploring each of these layers in more detail, we had a go a creating our own model using play-dough. Can you see all four different layers?