Year 3 tried their hand at geology this week and spent some time looking at rocks.
We needed magnifying glasses to help us see the hidden detail in the rocks, this helped us to do really accurate sketches of them. We will continue our investigations, looking at how and where different types of rocks are formed.
Patryk says ‘rocks are all different colours. The sandstone was orange with some brown, the marble was white but some of them are black or grey. The sandstone was rough but others were smooth. The magnifying glass helped to see.’
This half term, Holly and Oak classes having been learning about the special things and places that are important to different religions. We began by looking at the Christian faith. We set the classroom out as a church and the children sat in rows (like pews). We made an altar at the front and placed candles either side. We discovered what things you would see on the altar and learned some of the things that the Vicar might say.
Then we learned about Islam, thinking about their religious buildings and how they pray. We learned that Muslims have to take off their shoes and wash before they pray. They pray facing towards the holy city, Mecca. The children wore special clothing and knelt on a prayer mat. We looked at the Quran and noticed how it was written from the back to the front.