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Year 6 Palaeolab visit

Year 6 Palaeolab visit (Mrs Pollard)

Posted Thursday, 16th January

On Wednesday 8th January, Year six were visited by zoologist and broadcaster Jules Howard. He introduced us to the amazing way in which animals and plants have evolved over millions of years to suit their environments. We learnt that the area where the school now sits would once have been at the bottom of a shallow tropical sea, and that the ground beneath the school is full of amazing fossils from the Jurassic period. Jules brought with him his amazing collection of thousands of fossils to help us to piece together the history of the area and the animals that lived here. We also spent time classifying ancient and modern sea creatures, and looking at how an animal's teeth and skull give us clues as to how they lived their lives.