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.
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?
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.
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
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?
Wednesday 13th May
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
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
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?
Wednesday 6th May
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Wednesday 22nd April
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
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!
Monday 30th March
Science - Investigation
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.
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!