Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience



Welcome to Japan's class page all about what makes the Earth angry.


Our topic started with a BANG with the children observing an exothermic reaction which emulated a volcano erupting.

We then had an amazing school trip to Magna Science Adventure Centre!

We made our own model of Earth using modelling clay to see how our Earth is made up of an inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, sea, land and ice. They turned out amazing!


We use an enquiry-based approach in our history lessons. As part of our topic, we investigated how Mount Vesuvius changed Pompeii. We looked at how archaeologists discovered Pompeii and what happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted. We also used Nearpod so we can see what Pompeii is like today.



 In our science lessons we have been learning all about rocks. We have have compared and grouped together different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and simple physical properties. We have also suggested uses for different kinds of rocks based on their properties.


We also did a science experiment to investigate which method makes the biggest sugar crystals. As part of this experiment, we looked at what equipment we would need, made predictions and looked  at how to make our experiment a fair test.


Our variables: a lid (baseline), no lid, a lid with holes, a lifted lid and two sticks.


We created some amazing artwork inspired by British artist, Nick Rowland. As part of this art unit, we practised colour mixing and using painting techniques such as blowing and flicking. Here are some examples of our EXPLOSIVE artwork!


Also want to say a HUGE thank you to all the parents who came to our volcano-making afternoon- the volcanoes you helped to make looked amazing!

I have also been blown away with how fantastic the children's homework projects have been this term. Well done everybody!