Year 4 Launch into New Science Topic

The new topic in Year 4 for Science is Rocks and Soils.

On Tuesday 11th January, the class took a field trip, to the Japanese Garden in Parkfield, to see what rocks they could find in the local area. The children really enjoyed their walk, and found many different examples of rocks, both decorative and practical, as they examined the paths on their route.

On the way back to school, we walked past the Oakmere Park entrance and the War Memorial, where we found examples of stone structures, not usually associated with buildings in Potters Bar. We also took time to discuss the materials used to build the flats and houses, and compared these to St Mary the Virgin church on the walk, which is also made of stone.

We will be using the information gathered to investigate the different types of rocks found under the Earth’s surface.