Our new Science topic – rocks, soils and fossils

Last week we began our new Science topic where we started to look closely at a variety of different rocks. We talked about where we find rocks and where we think they come from. We all agreed that not all rocks are the same. Then we took a closer inspection of a range of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks as well as some shells and man-made ‘rocks’ such as bits of brick. The children then worked in small groups to group and sort their rocks in different ways. Some groups focused on colour, others on size, some on man-made and natural and others on fossils and non-fossils.