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  • Mrs Lawrence

Fossil Visitors

Year 6 had a visit from The Essex Field Club on Friday to explore fossils and how they are evidence for the evolution of living things: adaptation and development over a period of time. The children got to handle real fossils hundreds of millions of years old and investigated, with the help of our visitors, how they were formed and their closest relatives alive today. They also got hands on with the techniques palaeontologists use to excavate fossils, including the use of sieves, hammers, chisels and trowels. What a fascinating start to our science topic for this term!