At the beginning of the month we were lucky enough to have Mr Pickett, come in to talk to us about rocks. He showed us maps and equipment that he had used in his work and let us try on some of his hi-vis jackets, goggles and hard hats. We were able to hold pieces of rock that were millions of years old. Mr Pickett was the first person ever to see them when they were taken out of the ground! He also talked to us about volcano eruptions, earthquakes and dinosaurs. We were able to ask lots of questions and shared some of our knowledge with him. We really enjoyed our morning; thank you, Mr Pickett!
In art we have been working on some beautiful pictures inspired by Monet. We used a wax resist technique to create the bridge over the lake. Once that was dry we started to use pastels to create the branches and leaves hanging over the water and the water lilies with their reflections. I think you will agree that our versions of the impressionist painting are starting to look quite stunning.