Category: Larch

Closer to eruption!

This week Larch have painted their volcanoes, ready to cause one to erupt next week. We looked at pictures of volcanoes first to ensure we chose appropriate colours then worked in our groups to paint over the paper mache. What fantastic results!

Paper mache volcano!

In Larch class, we have had a fantastic learning opportunity making volcanoes using plastic bottles and cardboard boxes. We have worked in groups, using our teamwork skills to firstly, make a volcano shape using scrunched up newspaper and masking tape. Next, we used paper mache and thin strips of newspaper to stick onto our volcano shape. We are now letting it dry in order to paint it the correct colours (we will share our finished volcanoes next week!)

Light and dark workshop

Larch class took part in a light and dark science workshop today. We shared our prior learning on light and dark and were taught even more engaging scientific information! Children were able to make a kaleidoscope to show how light reflects off mirrors, go into a pitch black tent to see what happens to our eyes, as well as make finger puppets to show how objects block light and make shadows. Ask your child to explain how the sun, moon and Earth work together to form day and night!

The Earth’s layers

We have been studying the different layers of the Earth, to understand what you find underground. We used different coloured plasticine to show the different layers of the Earth (inner core, outer core, mantle and crust) and made our own Earth model!