Week Commencing 20.04.20
I hope you are all keeping well, enjoying the sunshine and managing not to have too many disagreements with brothers, sisters or even parents.
Thank you all who have sent their eggcellent egg pictures to me, I will eggdeavour to get them posted on to the school website later this week.
This week’s science learning looks at the human heart and over the next few weeks, we will explore different organs. Very aptly, this will include how to stay safe, fit and healthy. Our other area of learning is computing and how it has changed and shaped our world…. Just ask your parents about floppy discs!
I have attached a sheet that you need to print out if possible and follow the instructions to build. I know that you will not all have access to a printer but you could always get mum or dad to GENTLY trace the images off the screen. Then all you need to do is follow the instructions to make a multi layered rib cage and lungs!
To keep the family fun going, I have also included an experiment to do at home to see who has the largest lung capacity.
- Take a very large clear plastic bottle, one of those 3l mineral water types is best.
- Create a simple scale on the side which will allow you to measure how much water is displaced.
- Fill the bottle to the brim with water, it has to be a fair test remember!
- Cover top with your palm and turn upside down in a large bowl of water. Making sure that when the bottle is empty the bowl can take the rest!
- Carefully place one end of a plastic pipe inside the bottle.
- Take a breath and then exhale, the air displaces the water in the bottle.
- Measure how much water has been displaced
Find out about significant people who have changed the world of technology, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Jobs, Sir Jonathan Ive, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Alan Turing, Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, Susan Wojcicki, Jack Dorsey, Sheryl Sandberg and Blaise Pascal. Present your findings using PowerPoint or by making a book. Explain why these people are important, including how their work has helped shape technology and our lives.
Below is a link to this week’s RE lesson. It should help you develop your understanding of Easter and includes the opportunity to make another storyboard
As a school, every class will be looking at the same resource called ‘The Big Idea Weekly Challenge’. Details of the challenges can be found below.
Art and DT
To fit in with our look at the lungs, I have included a link to a video that demonstrates how to build a working model of the human lungs!
To fit in with the computing theme, I have set up 5 To Dos on Purple Mash; by completing these tasks we should all be expert programmers.