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Our unit of work for the first half of the autumn term is 'Rocks and Soils'.  We will discover how different rocks were made by Planet Earth, test a variety of rocks to check their hardness and permeability and use a rock identification key to learn which type of rock our samples are.  Once we have an understanding of how sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks are formed, we will take a trip to the local beach to collect and classify local rocks into the three groups.  In addition to this we will hunt for fossils and find out how they are formed.

Hunting for rocks at Holbrook Bay 27/09/22.









The children classified the rocks they found into Sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.  We were very excited to find some obsidian, an igneous rock which is evidence of volcanoes that erupted over 55 million years ago!!