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We have been learning about various types of extreme weather in our wonderful world. On Friday, we learnt about earthquakes. We thought about the best types of buildings to withstand the force of an earthquake. To test out our designs, we created our own jelly earthquakes (and thoroughly enjoyed eating it afterwards)!

In Hawks Class, we have been reading all about Fantastic Beasts. After creating our very own, made-up beast using a mix of other animals, we wrote a non-chronological report all about it. This has even been published as a book for us to read in our book corner! 🙂

Over the course of this term, we have been looking at Forces and how they can impact on our every day lives. This week, we explored how simple machines can help us to move large objects that we as humans aren't strong enough to move. We also looked at how sometimes we can apply a force in one direction and the object can move in the opposite direction. With our new knowledge, we put our skills to good use and took part in the Squashed Tomato Challenge to help build a pulley system to transport tomatoes from a small village in Nepal to market. With only few bruised and dropped tomatoes, our designs overall were a success!