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Thursday 7th January 2016- A visit from an explorer!


To kick start our new topic, 'A whole lot of lava!' year three were visited by an explorer, Adrian Hall.


We were very excited to learn about Mr Hall's expeditions to different volcanoes and we saw some of his fantastic photographs from around the world. Mr Hall told us what it was like to be an explorer and it was very inspiring.


We looked at some real volcanic rock (pumice) and were surprised at all of the holes in it. Did you know that pumice is one of the only rocks that floats?



 


After we had finished our volcano worshop, we wanted to learn more about what it was like to be an explorer. Mr Hall told us how important it was for explorers to be able to read a map so we spent some time looking at all kinds of maps.



When we had looked at the maps, we wanted to put our new skills to the test. Mr Hall had made us a map of the school and hidden some flags around the grounds. We had to use our new skills and our maps to try to find all of them. It was so much fun!



We had a fantastic morning and are really excited to learn more about volcanoes!

Posted by: The Teachers on: 07/01/2016

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