St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’




During this topic, we will be learning about the features and characteristics of the Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity. We will learn about the different types of volcanic eruption, the stages of an eruption, the status and types of volcano, some world famous volcanoes, how and why earthquakes occur and some of the damaging effects of natural disasters.

As part of the topic launch, children enjoyed recreating a volcanic eruption painting which was inspired by English artist Nick Rowland. They did the paintings using a flicking technique.

Examples of tremors home learning



In this topic, we will be looking at prehistoric life as we go back in time to the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We will be learning about how the housing, tools, weapons and clothing changed throughout this time period. We will also learn about some famous monuments including Stonehenge. 



From humble beginnings, the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. Pull on your wellies and wade right in. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the river? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out. Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and Nile – and keep a journal as you follow their course. Time to investigate. As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame? Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.