An independent school and nursery in Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex for boys and girls aged 2-11

Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

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Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

07:20 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

01245 223131

enquiries@heathcoteschool.co.uk

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Year 3 Visit to Braintree Museum

Bip, Year 3

Last week, we went to Braintree Museum and learnt about rocks and fossils.

When we got there we went in and took our coats off.  First we chose a rock and we scratched it and we wrote down what happened.  Then we put the rock in water and wrote down what happened.  Then we put the rock in vinegar and wrote down what happened.

We then looked at some fossils from animals that lived millions of years ago.  We had to measure the fossil and guess what bone it was from.  After lunch we made a fossil out of clay called an ammonite.  We rolled the clay into a sausage shape and wrapped it around itself.  We put some clay into a pot, put a small dinosaur in it and made a mould in the clay.  We then poured some water into the powder, mixed it up and filled the mould.

We went to the gift shop and we each bought something.  We went back to school on the minibus after having a great time.

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