Shadows of the past
This term we have begun looking into our present. The world's climates and biomes to be exact!
What do these terms mean? Where are the different climate zones and biomes in the world? What does this mean to the people, animals and plants that inhabit them?
We started with research at school to answer these questions and then went on a marevelous adventure to the Rainforest and Mediteranian Biomes at the 'Eden Project' Cornwall.
'There's moor to Sea'
In our first Spring half term the children and I explored the human and animal body. We discovered that what we knew of skeletons needed slightly adjusting! Ribs aren't in our legs and arms too...
We studied xrays of animals and humans of which we spotted similarities and differences. Then we built our own skeletons to show off our new knowledge.
Next the children looked at the different types of joints in our bodies and how they assist muscles with movement.
Stone Age to the Bronze Age
Rocks and Soils
After the initial lesson Hare Tor set out to explore the properties of rocks and then soils.
Children were tasked with answering these key questions each lesson;
Which rocks are permeable or impermeable? Can they be grouped together in any categories? How are fossils formed?
What is soil made from?