Erupting volcanoes 

Volcanoes may have been one of the reason that dinosaurs became extinct so I reception we decided to learn more about them. We learnt lots of new words like magma, tectonic plates and dormant. 

We decided as a class that we wanted to make our own volcanoes, so we became scientists for the day and since molten rock is hard to come by and far too dangerous, we decided to use vinegar, red food colouring and bicarbonate of soda instead to get a very similar effect. 

The children wrote predictions about what might happen when we mixed all the ingredients together then we put on our goggles and tried the experiment. Why don’t you try it at home?


Fir Class has been learning about graffiti artist, in particular, Banksy. We have found out that the artists make stencils at home and then use them to create ‘art’. We made our own stencils and made our own print. We also discussed whether graffiti was art or vandalism. What do you think?