Our topic in Science this term is Rocks and soils. The children have learnt about the different kind of rocks and the never-stopping rock cycle and to understand this even better we made sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks out of dark and milk chocolate. First they layered dark and milk chocolate ‘sediments’ to make sedimentary rocks, then applied heat and pressure of their fingertips to turn them to metamorphic rocks and at the end they put their ‘rocks’ into hot lava (boiling water) to form igneous rocks.
In Geography Y3 has been learning about volcanoes and how they work. To consolidate our learning we have recreated the diagram of a volcano in our computing lesson using the 2PaintaPicture programme. We had lots of fun experimenting with the different tools.