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Erupting Volcanoes in 4W

4W made vlolcanoes out of modroc. We put a bottle of coke down the centre then put mentos down the bottle of coke to make it erupt.

Watch our videos to see the eruptions. 


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Also at our parent celebration we used cocktail sticks and marshmallows to try and make a structure that would stand up in an earthquake. We tried lots of different styles to look for the strongest structure.

To introduce the children to the idea of what it would be like living in the Stone age, the children climbed under the tables with the lights out and the shutters down. They had to imagine they were living in their cave. They also had to decide what was going to be most useful to them in their cave (some children did pick the mobile phone and had to be disappointed when they were told they didn't have mobile phones in the Stone age!)

The children also acted out living in the Stone age, throwing arrows to kill animals, lighting fires after using an axe to chop down the trees and setting the fire alight with flints.

It was great fun and gave us idaes that will help us to write a story with a historical setting.

The Stoneage

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Make a model earth

This week the class have been learning about the layers that make up the earth.

They have created their own earth out of plasticine and then it was cut in half to show the layers.

Have a look at them and ask your child about how they made it and the names of the layers.

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Hook for Rocks and Volcanoes


Steve came to visit us to get us excited about our learning on Rocks and Volcanoes. 

Steve has visited lots of volcanoes that have erupted and at the end of the day we watched videos of where he had been and volcanoes erupting with hot lava.

During our time with Steve, we were able to look at and handle the three different types of rocks-sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. 

We also all got to explode a volcano! We created smoke, rock showers and lava flows. 

Take a look at the photos of the session. Everyone really enjoyed finding out lots of information.

4W Wish you a Merry Christmas

To finish our topic on sound 4W learnt how to use our voices to perform together as an ensemble. As it is nearly Christmas we decided to sing a Christmas song.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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4W's Musical Instruments


We made our own musical instruments in groups. The children brought in resources from home to help and we tried to make instruments that reflected our learning about pitch.

Have a look at our photographs.