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Rocks & Fossils

Special Guest arrives in Criftins!

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We had an unexpected visitor in Criftins today - it was Mary Anning. We used a hot seating technique to find out a wealth of information about her life. We will be using this information to write biographies.

Fantastic Rock Projects!! Amazing effort from all of the children and they presented them so clearly and confidently. Great job class 3!

Fantastic Rock Projects!! Amazing effort from all of the children and they presented them so clearly and confidently. Great job class 3! 1

Painting the salt dough fossils

Painting the salt dough fossils 1
Painting the salt dough fossils 2
Painting the salt dough fossils 3
Painting the salt dough fossils 4

Salt dough fossils ready for the oven!

Salt dough fossils ready for the oven! 1
Salt dough fossils ready for the oven! 2
Salt dough fossils ready for the oven! 3
Salt dough fossils ready for the oven! 4
Salt dough fossils ready for the oven! 5
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Fantastic model to show how fossils are created in rocks.

Class Visitor - Dave the Geologist

Mr Bradley teaches us about how fossils are created.

 Mr Bradley teaches us about how fossils are created. 1
 Mr Bradley teaches us about how fossils are created. 2
 Mr Bradley teaches us about how fossils are created. 3
 Mr Bradley teaches us about how fossils are created. 4

Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks 1
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Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks 3
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We learnt about the three types of rock - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. The children learnt about the formation processes with visual representations (jelly, sand and chocolate!). 

Class 3 siblings bring in real fossils from Wenlock Edge!

Class 3 siblings bring in real fossils from Wenlock Edge! 1
Class 3 siblings bring in real fossils from Wenlock Edge! 2
Class 3 siblings bring in real fossils from Wenlock Edge! 3
Class 3 siblings bring in real fossils from Wenlock Edge! 4
Class 3 siblings bring in real fossils from Wenlock Edge! 5

Different types of rock

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Over the last couple of topic lessons, we've been learning all about the different types of rock. Take a look at the fabulous videos that were created by Class 3. They are very informative and look very professional!

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