This week we have managed to take our learning outside and make the most of the autumnal sun! We took on the role of Soil Detectives and investigated which of our different soil types soaked up the most water and which was the best drainer. We learnt that clay soil absorbs a lot more water than chalky soils.
We've now begun to become soil detectives and investigate all the different substances that soil is made of. Did you know it also contains something called microorganisms, which are so tiny they can only be seen with a microscope? They help to break up and with the decay of organic matter, so the soil becomes richer in nutrients. We have also discovered that there are two different types and will begin to learn more about their properties next lesson.
In Science this term we have become Rock Detectives! We are going to be observing different types of rocks and soils, as well as learning all about fossils.