Year 4’s topic this term is ‘Tremors’.

On the first day back after half term Ash Class was hit by an earthquake!

The children worked in teams to complete a series of tasks. One of their team members was injured so they had to bandage their wound to stop the bleeding. Next they had to send a message to the Prime Minister asking for help. Unfortunately the earthquake had destroyed all the telephone lines so the children had to send their message using Morse Code. Then they built a shelter to keep their team safe and dry. Finally, they had to share out their food package, deciding what food to eat first and how to divide it between the team members.

We have also looked at the structure of the earth and how volcanoes are formed.

In the coming weeks we will be studying the preserved city of Pompeii and investigating how tsunamis are created.