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In term 4, we will be learning about 'Rocks and Soils'. What is the earth made up of? How do we group rocks? How are fossils made? We will be exploring the different types of rocks and where they can be found, how fossils are made and the different types of soils.



Key Scientists

Mary Anning (1799-1847)

William Smith (1769 – 1839)

Dorothea Bate (1878 – 1951)

An outline of their work and a timeline can be found at:


For more information on famous geologists visit:


Types of Rocks

Useful Links


Where are the rocks in the UK?


Discover what fossils are at:

Can you find any fossils near where you live? Dover is an excellent place to go fossil hunting!


Visit Soil School to learn more about what is in soil: