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Roaring fun!

This week we were lucky enough to have the wonderful dinosaur experts visit us with thier baby T-Rex called Jack and thier almost fully grown T-Rex called Sophie. The children got to stroke them, learn all about what they used to eat and what the Earth looked like when dinosaurs were the most common species around. Later, we got to become paelentologists and explore real fossils from dinosaurs, fish and plants. We carefully brushed the sand away and tried to work out what the fossil was using pictures and facts. 

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?