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Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles- Spring Term


Our big question for this term is 'what makes the Earth angry?'


In our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth. They will learn what plate tectonics are and the potential effects plate tectonics have on the Earth's surface. In this project your child will investigate the different rock and soil types and will learn about their uses and properties. They will enjoy learning all about fossils and the work of Mary Anning. The children will use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and will use 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.


The children will also complete some companion projects over the Spring term which are Ammonite (Art), Forces and Magnets (Science), People and Places (Art) and Making it Move (DT).

Wow event- 3B enjoyed their rocks, relics and rumbles wow event. They labelled the features of volcanoes and then made their own volcano. Thank you to all grown ups that supported our wow event the children had an amazing time.

Geography- For their innovate, 3B wrote a report about why Quito would be a dangerous place to live. They used all the knowledge they had learnt over the product to expand on their points. This is them reading their reports to the class.

Ask your child- Why is living near plate boundaries dangerous?

British Science Week - 3B enjoyed a science themed afternoon to celebrate British Science Week. They made a lava lamp, created bridges to hold the most weight, made moon dials and compared their finger prints.

Science - For our memorable experience we explored different rock types and decided if they were igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary. We then used sweets to show how the different rock types are formed.

Ask your child - What type of rock are fossils found in? 

Science- 3B enjoyed getting mucky and investigating the different soil types we have around school. They used a key to answer questions to determine what soil type they had found.

Ask your child- What two types of soil did we find around school? 

Computing- Year 3 learned what an algorithm is and wrote their own algorithms purposefully including mistakes. A partner then had to follow the algorithm and use logical reasoning to debug it.

Ask your child- What is an algorithm? 

English- 3B have written some fantastic non- chronological reports about the layers of the Earth.

Ask your child- what are the features of non~ chronological reports?

World book day theatre workshop- The children enjoyed a drama workshop based on the story ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’.

Ask your child- Can you tell me 4 characters from the story ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’?

R.E - In the children’s R.E lesson today they created a Vesak display for their memorable experience. They enjoyed making lanterns and colouring the Buddhism flag.