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* * * Topic Resources - New Format * * *
This term we have organised our topic resources slightly differently. We have kept our weekly subject timetable the same, but instead of listing each day of the week, we have created a tab for each below. The tabs contain seven tasks, one for each of the weeks of this term. 
The link below will take you to our French resources.

Summer Term Week 5

Monday 18th May


Create a testable hypothesis about states of matter carry out tests and prove or disprove your hypothesis

Suggest practical uses for the relationship between temperature and evaporation.  Decide who you will test the increase in temperature.  Ask for an adults help

Below is states of matter powerpoint to give you a start

Tuesday 19th May


In history we are looking at the transportation aspect. Before we start looking at the video, on a sheet of paper or on a digital method of presentation (computer or video) can you:


1. Write down all the modes of transport that you think the Romans and Egyptians had. 

2. Rank then of importance with 1 being the most important mode of transport, what really made a difference in their Empires?.


Then watch the video and complete:

3. Are there any shared modes of transport that Romans and Egyptians had, Do you need to change your ranking? 

4. Were there any unusual modes of transport that suprised you?

5. Could you investigate then share with us  any other modes of transport that were missed?


Looking forward to seeing some creative presentations about transport The second video is an example created by an American child.

Top 10 Genius Ancient Vehicles

This video compares a range of Ancient methods of transportation. Can you create a poster comparing Roman and Egyptian modes of transport. Did one era influence the other? What suprised you about the range of vehicles that co-existed during the Romans and Egyptian periods that were during similar time frames.

Different Forms of Transportation in Ancient Egypt

Different Forms of Transportation in Ancient Egypt
An example video

Wednesday 20th May


Why do Muslims stop and pray?


Call to Prayer.


Key words and concepts

Five pillars: The basic precepts of Sunni Islam including belief in One God and his prophet Muhammad, prayer, giving of charity, fasting and pilgrimage to Mecca. Shi’a Muslims observe the 5 Pillars plus additional obligatory acts.

Salah: Communication with, and worship of, Allah, performed under specific conditions, in the manner taught by the Prophet Muhammad and recited in Arabic. The five daily times of salah are fixed by Allah.

Shahadah: Declaration of faith, which consists of the statement, ‘There is no god except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah’.

Minaret: high tower on the Mosque which is traditionally the place that the call to prayer is shouted from.

Adhan: the words that call Muslims to pray 5 times a day.

Allahu Akbar (four times) – God is most great

Ashhadu an la ilaha illa- Allah (once) – I witness that there is no god except God

Ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasula- Allah (once) – I witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God

Hayya ala-s-salah (twice) – Come to prayer

Hayya ala-l-falah (twice) – Come to salvation

Allalhu Akbar(twice) – God is most great

La ilaha-illa-Allah (once) – There is no god except God

  • Muezzin or Mu’adhin: person who recites the call to prayer, the Adhan.


Looking at the video clips about Bilal, within the Muslim faith he had an important role. Can you answer the following questions in respect to this figure of faith?


What sort of person do you think Bilal is?

Do you think it is fair that Ummayah is making Bilal pray in the same way as him?

Should you ever disobey someone?

Do you think you should be allowed to believe in God?

Why do you think that Bilal was chosen to be the first Muezzin (person who does the call to prayer in the Mosque)?

Does everyone pray?

What do people pray about?


How do people pray in different religions?

Who do different people pray to?

Do they pray for the same things do you think?


Do Christians have a call to prayer?

Sahaba Stories - Companions Of The Prophet | Hazrat Bilal Ibn Rabah (RA) | Part 1 | Quran Stories

Sahaba Stories - Companions Of The Prophet | Hazrat Bilal Ibn Rabah (RA) | Part 2 | Quran Stories

Thursday 21st May


This week in DT we are looking for the inner master chef or bake off in you.


The underlying theme is:

Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.


So if you have looked after your parents so far, perhaps some team work in the kitchen will help you out on this.


Your challenge is to cook anything of your choice (agreed with your adult).

But we need either a written or video presentation of how you did it and why you chose the item you did. Perhaps it is a food you have always enjoyed.


I have included the video of Matilda Ramsay to help show you how it c an be done (with some ideas to cook).


Who knows this may lead to uncovering a superstar chef amongst us all. The next Gino D’Campo,  Raymond Blanc, Jamie Oliver or even Hesten Blumenthal.


For the braver and serious foodie…why not try to link the food to our Egyptian topic.

I have included a video of Egyptian food. Could you assist your adult to make an Egyptian dish? 


For all of these challenges, a photo sent in with the recipe, or even better, a video presented in any manner of cooking show you like or feel appropriate. Make sure you explain your dish and why and how to cook it.

We can have a Gallery of food we like to cook and eat as part of our DT, so let’s get thinking and inventive.

Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch | Tilly's Top Treats

Tilly's top desserts all in one video. Now you can make these Till-icious treats! For more fun, CBBC games, shows, quizzes and great makes visit http://www.b...


Egyptian Food tried by Kids! Look up an Egyptian dish to try and recreate.

For those who are not as confident with cooking/baking an alternative is:


Shaduf belive it?


Evaluate the Shaduf that you have made.


1) What improvements could you suggest for your Shaduf? (Materials used and improvements to the design)

2) How could you increase the capacity of water it can carry?

3) How could you modify the structure for stability but maintain or increase the capacity of water carried?

4) What was the maximun capacity of water your shaduf can carry before tested to destruction?



Send in photo's of your original alongside your modified version with a review of what you found out?

Friday 22nd May


This week we are looking at a catchy recap of phrases thanks to Ben Shires and Super Movers in association with the Premier League.

Summer Term Week 4

Monday 11th May


Investigate the conditions in which life on earth survived millions of years ago

True or false.  Plants and animals would not survive if they could not adapt

Present your ideas in any way

Tuesday 12th May


What did the Egyptians ever do for us?


Before you watch the video....


1) Do you think ancient Egyptians ever left us with something we use now? How many Egyptian things are in your house?

2) Lets look at trade...Were Egyptians ever rich business people? I mean what on earth could you buy or sell in a desert? It is just sand right?

3) Now watch the video and thinking about trade, write down what you have found out. Did it match what you wrote first?

4) Finally, how different is it to trade in Old Windsor? They have the Nile and we have the Thames.


What were the most suprising facts you discovered?

The Economy of Ancient Egypt by Instructomania

Hello Educators! Doodle note graphic organizers with answer keys for our economy videos can be found at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ancient-...

Wednesday 13th May


This week we would like you to find out more about the Five Pillars of Islam. Look at the PowerPoint below and then see what you can remember by answering the questions on the activity sheet.

Thursday 14th May


Last week you made a paper mock-up of a Shaduf. Think about that process - what was easy? What was more difficult?

This week we would like you to have a go at making your final model of the Shaduf. Try and get it to move correctly. Think about the materials you have at home that you could use to make it. Use your experience of making the mock-up to help you create a strong and stable model. Don't forget to send in your pictures to us!

Friday 15th May


Quand je vais à l'école - French song to learn the places in town

An animation made for a French song from www.languagenut.com. You can find the flash version on my site: www.jeannedelalune.co.uk as well as a few games abou...

A French song about places and directions. 

Perhaps if you take a walk, or drive, could you help name key locations on your route?

I have tried to name places/buildings around Old Windsor

la poste - post office

l' ecole - school

Magasin - shop

Boutique - shop

l'eglise - church

le pub - the pub


salon de coiffure -hairdressers

le maison - the house.

parc - park

derrière -behind, after

avant- front, forward

Un éléphant dans la ville: Apprendre le Français avec sous-titres - Histoire pour enfants et adultes

Or listen to this story with translation to recount French vocabulary. It also allows you to listen to French stories.


Summer Term Week 3

Monday 4th May


Construct a classification key for animals.  A classification key is a way of determining animals according to their features.  A simple key is below to give you a clue.  

Explain the concept of conservation and how groups are trying to preserve habitats.  Research into this and present your findings in which ever way you would like.

Tuesday 5th May



What on earth did the Egyptians ever do for us in 2020. For a civilisation so old there can't be anything that was invented in Ancient Egypt that is till important to us today.


1. From the video and/or the power point. Rank the top 3 things Egyptians did and explain your reasoning for picking them.


2. Sketch/draw out the Egyptian empire as illustrated in the video.


3. Are there any similarities between the Romans we studied and the Egyptians so far?

Ancient Egypt 101 | National Geographic * Careful at around 2m10s for 10 seconds.

The Ancient Egyptian civilization, famous for its pyramids, pharaohs, mummies, and tombs, flourished for thousands of years. But what was its lasting impact?...
What did the Egyptians ever do for us 1000's of years ago. Surely there is no lasting impact of something that old.

Wednesday 6th May

At present, Muslims are observing Ramadan. Below, you will find various resources to help you learn about Ramadan. As it is International Teacher day this week, perhaps you could teach someone in your family about Ramadan or you might like to read the E-Book to a member of your family. You could create a presentation about it to teach someone else. Otherwise, there is a reading comprehension you can try.

Thursday 7th May


Last term we made a model of a Roman Chariot. We worked through the design process by researching, sketching, making a paper mock-up and finally creating our model.

This week, we would like you to have a go at creating a paper mock-up of a Shaduf. If you have already had a go at creating a 3D model, think about how you could improve your last attempt e.g. making it stronger or more stable. Think carefully about how you will join the various parts and how you can make your model strong. Don't forget to send us a picture of your finished mock-up!


Summer Term Week 2

Monday 27th April


Suggest reasons why a growth in sparrowhawks might lead to a reduction in songbirds and too many snails and slugs in the garden.  Show your response in any way you like.  Think about what you've done previously relating to animals.


Tuesday 28th April

As we move into Geography, we will be looking at specific themes about Egypt. But first...

1. Where is Egypt?

2. Which continent is it on?

3. What is the climate like?

4. What is it famous for?

5. Is the land use in Egypt all the same? (Urban or rural)

6. Is there a national dish? (food)

7. 'Egypt is ancient, there is nothing modern about it' is this statement true or false? Give reasons why.

8. Finally, Is Cairo similar to London? (Give at least 3 reasons why similar to the debate work in English).


The power point is just a stating point, take a look at the weblinks too.


Present your ideas either on email or to the Class Dojo sites please.

An introduction to Egypt

Wednesday 29th April


The Koran is the holy book of Islam. Watch the video clip below to see what you can find out about it. Similarly to last week, record your findings in your own way. Try to present it differently to the work you did last week.

Thursday 30th April


Last week we asked you to do some research to find out what a Shaduf is. Well done to everyone who found out! A Shaduf is a hand-operated device for lifting water. Some of you drew diagrams and others had a go at making a model. This week we would like you to sketch different views of a Shaduf e.g. from the front/ from the top etc. Be as detailed as you can and make sure you familiarise yourself with the various different parts. This will help prepare us for our upcoming project.

Friday 1st May

Guess the French word! Game/Quiz - Learn French Vocab - EN & FR Subtitles

Quiz time,
Thought we would try out this quiz, it has English translation to follow just in case.
Let us know how you got on.


Summer Term Week 1

Monday 20th April


Prove or disprove that roots act like straws sucking up water for the plant.  Create a planting plan for a 1 metre square bed of flowers that will look its best 3 years from planting.  Decide how you are going to show this.  The plan should advise where plants go so they can flourish.

Tuesday 21st April


Ancient Egypt is one of the most significant eras. Your activity is to read the attached copy and make your own timeline.

Wednesday 22nd April


This term we are going to be learning about Islam. Look at the webpage highlighted below and watch the video clip. What have you learnt about this religion? You could create a poster, a leaflet or even create your own lesson by videoing yourself talking about your findings. Be creative!

Thursday 23rd April


This term our DT project links to our History topic of Ancient Egypt. To prepare for our project we need to start off by doing some research. We would like you to find out what a Shaduf is. 

What is it?

What is it used for?

Present your findings in any way you wish. You could create a PowerPoint or a video. Or you could draw a diagram of a Shaduf. We will learn more about this interesting object over the coming weeks.


Friday 24th April


Alouette, gentille alouette - alain le lait (French body parts - for birds)

Can you video yourself singing along to this French traditional song?
This strand follows listening to traditional French songs and getting used to French vocabulary and spoken French.

A funky version of the French traditional song Alouette, Gentille Alouette Music & animation alain le lait © 2011 http://www.yadeeda.com Alouette,


Week 1

Monday 23rd March


Science - Light Investigation

Go around your house and find materials that are reflective and non-reflective. Record your findings however you choose. If you would like to take photos and email us your findings, we would love to see them!


Tuesday 24th March


Geography - Transport



Wednesday 25th March


RE - Hinduism

In school we had just started to learn more about the Hindu religion. We would like you to do some research to find out more about Hindu Gods and Goddesses. You could present your research as a leaflet, a poster or you could even create your own PowerPoint and send it to us. 

Thursday 26th March


Art/D.T. - Roman Architecture

In Art we have been looking at Roman architecture. Following the design process we have sketched patterns and experimented with tone. We have also sketched our own Roman temple. Over the next 2 weeks we would like you to create a model of your own Roman temple. You can use any materials that you have available. Think about how you will join the materials together and how you can make your temple unique to you. Please email us pictures of your work, including the making of your temple and the final product. We cannot wait to see them!

Friday 27th March
Complete a piece of work about a topic that is of interest to you! Send us an email with your work and tell us why you chose that particular topic.

Week 2

Monday 30th March

Science - Investigation

We have covered a lot of thresholds so far and this week we would like you to choose one threshold and conduct your own investigation.  You can present your work in any way and please send it to your teacher. Choose from the list below:
o       Investigate having a switch in circuit
o       Investigate how many electrical appliances are in your home
Humans and animals:
o       Investigate predators and prey living in your garden
o       Look at the differences between your pets
o       List how animals get food
o       Investigate which foods are better for you and why
Light and seeing:
o       Investigate what happens when light is changed
o       Investigate light in your garden
Tuesday 31st March

RE - Hinduism

We have briefly looked at Hindu symbols and their meanings. Choose a challenge from the attached sheet. Can you match the symbol with its correct meaning? If you are unsure, look it up to double check.

Wednesday 1st April
History - Timeline Activity
Thursday 2nd April


Take a look at the PowerPoint attached. We understand that you may not have charcoal to use at home - but don't worry. Sketching with a pencil will be great practise too.

Pick an object from your home that you would like to sketch. Try and include the different techniques from the PowerPoint. Email us photos of your finished piece of art and we can create our own KS2 Online Art Gallery!

Friday 3rd April