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Week Beginning: 15.06.20


This week, we are looking at crime and punishment in the Tudor era. As we know from last week, Anna Boleyn was accused of adultery and witchcraft and as a result, she was beheaded! Was there always evidence for crimes committed?

With your family, could you have a go at this activity?
Choose a member of your family. Accuse them of gossiping, spying and witchcraft. (Make it up.) After they have a chance to deny it, say they are lying and inform them of their punishment.  Gossiper – Cage over-head, Spy – Beheading and Witchcraft – Burning at the stake or beheading.

Have a look through this PowerPoint and have a go at the activities that go along with it.


Ask the members in your household and friends if they think Anne Boleyn was guilty of the crimes she was alleged to have committed.


Strongly agree


Don’t know


Strongly Disagree












































Record your data in a bar graph. Here is an example:


This week we are going to be carrying out an investigation: Why are zip wires so fast?

To do this you are going to plan, carry out and evaluate the speed that a carriage goes down a zip-wire. To do this, you will need to make a zip wire for a small toy to see what factors may make it faster or slower.

Key Vocabulary

  • faster

  • slower

  • force

  • pulley 

  • speed

  • smooth

  • zip-wire

  • friction

  • slide

  • rough


First of all, we need to plan the experiment. What materials are needed? What would the method be? How will you make it fair? What is the independent variable?

Remember: An independent variable is the thing that changes.

What do you think might happen when you use different materials for the wire and why? Which materials will be faster/slower? 

Write a prediction.

You will need:

  • 'cable' materials (string, wire, washing line cable etc.)
  • carriage (toilet roll, coat hanger etc)
  • stop watch
  • scissors
  • recording sheet
  • pencil

Use this sheet to help you plan.


Now it’s time to have a go at the experiment…

You are going to test a number of zip-wires to see which one is the fastest and which material affects the speed the most and why. Make sure you are measuring the results fairy and accurately.

Use this sheet to help you record the results.


Which materials created the fastest zip wire?

Friction is the force that acts in the opposite direction to movement when two surfaces slide against each other. Frictional force is greater for rough surfaces and smaller for smooth surfaces.

Which material was the most successful and least successful in your experiment? Why do you think this? Did the results match your prediction?

Use this sheet to evaluate your investigation.