As we ended the week, Class 11 have been researching what can cause a flood. We have also looked into how humans can cause flooding, the physical impact to the earth that this can have and then how we can prevent them in the future. I can’t praise Class 11 enough for how well they collaborated with each other. It was another lovely lesson that we have had this week!
We don’t know if you’re aware, but there was an eruption close to Green Top and we had to make sure that we could escape safely from the area. Luckily, we all just about managed to complete the challenging clues and evacuate from the eruption area.
In all seriousness, it was a lovely morning filled with so many smiling faces and not just the children. Thank you to everyone who could make it and for making it a really lovely morning!
Well, it is fair to say that Class 11 loved their trip to Magna today. They got to experience making their own volcano, as well as helping to make it erupt. They used lots of team work, great vocabulary and determination to make sure that the eruption was large.
We then ventured around the Magna Centre to look at other areas, such as the air and fire floors. This literally blew our mind and we enjoyed watching the fire tornado and seeing how that worked.
After a quick spot of lunch and play in the park, Class 11 then went to explore more of the centre, looking at the Earth floor, where we got to try and gather rock and drive diggers (don’t worry, we were in charge of sorting the digging out!) to help collect more rocks. Finally, we finished off in the water area and this was by far our favourite. We got to squirt water guns, drive boats and some of us even experienced a storm on the way!
Class 11 absolutely loved their day at the Magna Centre and have even asked if we can visit again. Hopefully you have heard lots of great stories from them! Thank you as well to the parents that helped out, it definitely made it easier and more settled! 😆
Here is how Class 11s fossils turned out. The ’rocks’, after a period of time created their own fossil cast, just as we predicted.
Today, Class 11 have looked into the process of fossilisation. We learned that happens overtime, after animals decompose, layers of sediment rises over the bones and these eventually turn into rock. We know that they are rare to find, too. We even made our own fossils, which we will come back to tomorrow!
Today, Class 11 have been building even more knowledge about rocks. We tested the different types of rocks and the durability, permeability and many other aspects of them. We loved getting hands on and had a great time using sand paper and pipette’s.
Today, Class 11 researched how rocks are formed. They created anchor charts to then complete an exit ticket, so that they could explain how rocks are formed, such as sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Class 11 have been working really hard to create some waves for our classroom displays, this morning with Miss O’Neill. I am so pleased with the amount of fun the children had and how immersed our classroom has become now, due to their beautiful work!
Class 11 have been working on creating posters to show off their knowledge of the earth and its layers. Moe specifically, they have researched the different types of soils that make up the Earth. We looked into bedrock, parent material, subsoil, topsoil and the final organic layer. The layers were researched through the use of iPads which ensured we could get the really strong knowledge!
Today, Class 11 were right back into action and have began their hook week for the new Expedition. The new Expedition is called Earth Shattering Events: What happens when nature strikes?
The children were focusing on the different layers that made up the Earth, so it only felt right that we created a fun, collage that showcased the crust, mantle, outer core and inner core, so that we could see the different layers of work.
Keep an eye on the blog, as we continue to be hooked into our new Expedition this week!