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Growing in the forest

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This area is where we share our class work and experiences with the wider community. We aim to publish a post on a regular basis showcasing our work and we welcome feedback. Please be aware that as our blog is accessed by people of all ages, comments left will need to be approved before being published so you may experience a slight delay before you see your comments on the blog.

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Rock and Roll

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In line with out topic learning on volcanoes, in science this half term the children have been learning about the three different types of rocks and how these are formed.  The children have had the opportunity to explore the different types, looking closely at their structure and properties.  Following on from this they had considered the different uses of hard and soft rock.  Finally they have been learning how fossils are formed and they have made their own from plaster of paris. 

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Volcanoes and Earthquakes

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The children have had a busy few weeks exploring the causes of earthquakes and volcanoes.  They have looked at the structure of our planet using play dough, considering the many differing layers of rock that help to form Earth and what happens when the pressure within the Earth becomes too great.

Leading on from this we have looked at plate tectonics and in particular the many volatile hotspots surrounding the Pacific Ocean, known as the Ring of Fire.

Over the next few weeks we will end up looking at the devastating effects of earthquakes and volcanoes and how modern technology can help lessen these. 

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The Creation Story

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In RE the 'Creation Story' has been brought to life through the use of drama including Godly Play, hot seating and role play.  We have also created our own 'natures palette' to help us appreciate our wonderful world.  Thank you to Mrs Cole (Bransgore Community Church) for your inspiration.

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Hengistbury Head

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Today, Monday 5th November, the children visited Hengistbury Head as part of their local geography field study unit.  They began by looking at the land use in the area and surveying visitors.  Following this they used the information within the Visitors Centre to see how the area has evolved over time and how it has served different purposes for the community.  We then went on a nice hike up and over the top of the headland to the beach for a picnic lunch before returning to school. 

  

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Clay figures

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Year four have had a very practical learning experience in english whilst looking at the story of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  They wrote instructions and made their own interpretation of the Iron Man out of clay.

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Salisbury Museum

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This week the children have enjoyed an informative visit to Salisbury Museum as part of their Stone Age topic learning.  The children had two interactive sessions learning about some of the first human settlers.  They began by finding out what survived the Stone Age and what became extinct.  In this session they got to experience, hands on, artefacts from the era, including; axes, knives and a real mammoth tooth.  The next session allowed them to become archaeologists and explore the exhibits in the museum. It was a great day and a real enhancement to their topic learning.  A huge thanks to all the parents that offered their support.

   

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Georgia O@keeffe

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The children enjoyed learning about Georgia O'Keeffe and made this powerpoint to share their learning.   Georgia O'Keeffe

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Another great day at Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre...

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This time it was Jupiter's turn to have an amazing day at Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre where we learnt about how the Vikings lived! Many thanks to all of our parent helpers and staff at Cranborne ATC who helped to make this day possible. 

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Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre

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Mars and Mercury had a fantastic and exciting trip travelling back in time to the Viking era.  

Cranborne lesson

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Rwanadan Day

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Last Friday, all of our pupils supported our link school in Rwanda by dressing in the Rwandan flag colours.   We also had the chance to learn in Rwandan style, which was quite a challenge - writing on blank spaces on newspaper and sharing a pen with others,   There was also a great chance to become a 'friend' of Rwanda by buying a pom-pom, keyring or friendship bracelet.   All the donations will support Eia, the young boy who we are funding to go to the Excel School.   The founder of the Amakuru Trust, Mr Mike Hayes, told us more about Elia during our afternoon worship.

Rwandan Day

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