Rocks, Relics and Rumbles
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. Children will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.
They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. In this exciting project, they will also investigate soil and fossils, including discovering the work of Mary Anning. Learning about the lines of latitude and longitude will give them the opportunity to explore maps, use a compass and learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. As part of our science curriculum, children will learn about contact and non-contact forces, including friction and magnetism. Their investigations will include looking into frictional and magnetic forces and identifying parts of a magnet and magnetic materials.
Our Art and DT project teaches children about cam mechanisms. They will experiment with different shaped cams before designing, making and evaluating a child's automaton toy. The children will learn about artistic techniques used in sketching, printmaking and sculpture.