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Eruption in year 1!

Posted on: 02 Feb 2015 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 1, Year 1

No not another catastrophe like the tree, this time we have been learning about volcanoes. During our geography focus on ‘The British Isles’ the children have been covering the topic of Arthur’s Seat in Scotland and learning about how it is an extinct volcano. The children have created some lovely pictures of volcanoes and have then gone on to investigate different facts about volcanoes, how there are some active volcanoes and how some are sleeping, just waiting to explode, and the impact volcanoes can have on the surrounding area. The children looked at different pictures of volcanoes at the point of eruption to inspire them with their artwork and then they used pastels to capture the colours, using their skills in mixing, smudging and shading to produce their final picture. The final flurry was when the children had the opportunity to make their very own volcanoes and using a bit of magic (i.e. bicarbonate of soda and vinegar) created their own eruptions. The children invited the whole school to come and witness their amazing volcano show which was enjoyed by one and all.  

If you would like to see pictures of the Year 1 trip to the ‘Thames Explorer Discovery Centre’, there will be a display on the KS1 board (outside the Year 1 classrooms) for you to enjoy.

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