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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.


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?

Tuesday 28th December 2017

Research Lesson

Today in our Topic lesson both classes got together and had the chance to spend some time in the library. We decided to use lots of different resources to find out information on volcanoes. We thoroughly enjoyed using the iPad’s and books to do some of our own research, learning so much more about them.

Did you know?

Volcanoes were named after ‘Vulcan’ the Roman God of Fire

The biggest volcano is called Mauna Loa which is in Hawaii.

The largest volcano in our Solar System is Olumpus Mons on the planet Mars.

Volcano Eruptions

As our topic draws to end we decided to create some of our very own model volcanoes. We used old newspaper to create the volcano and then mixed baking soda and vinegar for the eruption. It was a messy couple of lessons, but we all very much enjoyed ourselves. 

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