William Byrd Primary Academy


For their Rocks, Relics and Rumbles unit in Geography to consolidate their previous home learning, Year 3 have built model volcanoes using our understanding of rock layers, magma chambers and tectonic plate movement to give a detailed impression of what happens when a volcano erupts.

They have been learning about the catastrophic disaster of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius among other significant active volcanoes around the world, what influences their behaviour and how this changes the landscape and/or living conditions over time.

For their Design Technology lesson the children created fantastic volcano models using a variety of different materials.