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Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity.


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.


In addition to this projects, the children will also cover the mini-projects below to provide a broad and balanced curriculum:


- Forces & Magnets (Science)

- People & Places (Art & Design)

- Make it Move (Design & Technology)

- Ammonite (Art & Design)



At the beginning of every term the children are expected to bring in and talk about their home learning project, which will be linked to their learning in class. This will provide a valuable "pre-teach" to the children so they have some prior knowledge coming into the project. It will also provide an opportunity for you to engage in your child's learning to get an insight into what they are learning at school. This cements that all important link between school and home which is essential for the children to thrive.


Below is useful information linked to the projects including the knowledge that the children will be learning throughout the projects.