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I hope you've been enjoying the topic as much as we have so far. Here's this week's learning:

Lesson 1: Geography

L.I. To recognise and describe the physical and human features of places.

Have a think about these questions:

What is geography?

What do you think physical geography is?

What about human geography?

A physical feature is something that is there naturally (e.g. mountains) and a human feature is something that is man-made (e.g. a building).

If you have a device available, use Google Earth to look up the following locations (on the PowerPoint) and note down what physical and human features they have.

Lesson 2: Science

L.I. To record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams, labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs and models.

Have you ever wondered how craters are formed? 

Why do some planets have more than others?

Which object do you think will have the greatest impact? Why?

Today, we're going to try to do an experiment to find out what happens using playdough and marbles to investigate what happens when objects of different sizes and weights are dropped from different heights onto a ‘planet’ creates.

 

If you don't have playdough or marbles, you can make the playdough (recipe below) or use flour (or something similar) and any small item to replace the marble (as long as you use the same item each time to keep the test fair).

Playdough Recipe:

1 cup plain flour

1 tbsp. oil

1 cup water

½ cup salt

2 tbsp. cream of tartar

Food colouring (optional)

 

1. Put all ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and mix well.

2. Place into microwave and cook a minute at a time (stirring between) until it all comes together. If you don't have a microwave, you can mix this is a saucepan over a low to medium heat.

 

To make this a fair test, we must only change one variable. The changing variable is going to be the height the marble is dropped from to ensure a fair test.

Make a prediction: what do you think will happen?

 

Lay the playdough out flat on a surface.

Measure how far you are dropping the marble from.

Measure the size of the crater it created. 

Record your results in a table. 

Repeat these steps from different heights. 

 

What did you notice? How were the craters formed? Was your prediction correct?

Explain in your own words how craters are formed.

 

Lesson 3: History

L.I. To describe how a significant individual or movement has influenced the UK or wider world.

Go through the story of how Sir Isaac Newton described the concept of gravity in the PowerPoint and make notes on his laws of motion.

See if you can act out some of the laws of motion and create some diagrams. 

Lesson 4: Science

L.I. To describe the force of gravity, what causes it and how the force of gravity changes.

Watch this video to show effect of zero gravity in the International Space Station. The gravitational pull on Earth differs from, for example, gravity on the Moon. Often objects are described as being ‘weightless’ in space, however, this is a misconception. Spacecrafts and the objects inside them are actually in freefall around Earth and fall at the same rate as objects being pulled by gravity. Less gravity affects them the further away from the planet they are.  Watch this video

We would like you to please present the information that you've found. You may do this in the form of a diagram, poster, video or presentation

 

Lesson 5: RE
L.I. To explore the lunar calendar and Ramadan.

When is Ramadan? Explore the Islamic Hijri calendar. Compare the lengths of the months with the Gregorian calendar (the most widely used calendar in the world) and  find out when each new month starts. Find important dates in the Islamic year including the Hajj, Eid ul-Adha and Ramadan and decide how and why the dates of Ramadan on the Gregorian calendar change every year.

 

The Islamic Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar. Each month in the Hijri calendar begins when the new moon is seen. Months are between 29 and 30 days long and the whole year is 354 or 355 days long. Ramadan starts on the first sighting of the new moon in the ninth month of the Islamic year. To enhance this session you could ask the children to create their own lunar calendar at home. Provide a set of 30 circles and ask the children to record the shape and size of the Moon in each circle. Encourage them to label the full and new moons and decide which day would be the first day of the new Islamic month on their lunar calendar. If the Moon is difficult to see, encourage them to use a website such as www.moongiant.com which will show the current phases of the Moon.

 

Create a poster telling us all about Ramadan and when it is this year.

 

 

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