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Animals (including humans!)

Monday 8th June

Today, you will learn about the importance of a healthy diet. 


1) Download and read through the powerpoint slides to learn about the components of a healthy diet. 

2) Download activity 1 and the food cards. You will see lots of pictures of different foods. See if you can write the names of these foods into the correct places on the blank food groups diagram. 

3) Download activity 2. Choose a meal and see if you can separate it into the different ingredients and food groups they come under. On the last page, see if you can design 3 healthy meals that include the correct proportions of food from each food group.






Tuesday 9th June

Today, you will look at the impact of exercise on our bodies. 


1) Follow this link to download the Joe Wicks powerpoint all about why exercise is so important. Read through the slides and join in with the activities.

2) Can you design a poster to inform others about the importance of exercise and to encourage them to exercise more? Include details about what happens to our bodies when we exercise and the effects on our mental and physical wellbeing. 









Wednesday 3rd June

Same topic but something slightly different today. Your task is to complete the BBC lesson on life cycles in humans and animals.

Here is the link:



Tuesday 2nd June

Today you will look at the functions of the circulatory system. Download the powerpoint and have a quick look over the slides. There is not a lot of information on there today.


1) The main task is to read the information in the document 'Functions of the Circulatory System Information Sheet'. Read pages 1 and 2 (or pages 3 and 4 if you want a slighter harder challenge).


2) Then, answer the questions on page 3 of the document 'Activity Sheet The Circulatory System Reading Comprehension'. The answers are on page 4. 


3) If you need an extra challenge, see if you can answer the questions on the 'Explain the Process Challenge Cards' document.


I have also uploaded another adult guidance sheet for if you need it. 








Monday 1st June

Today, you will be learning about the parts of the human circulatory system.


Download the powerpoint below, read through the slides and have a go at the activities and worksheets suggested (some things you may not be able to do because we aren't in class). 


The two main worksheets below are 'Activity Sheet Systems in the Body' and 'Activity Sheet Parts of the Circulatory System' - for this one, see if you can complete pages 3 and 4  (or 5 and 6 if you want a challenge) .


I have also uploaded an adult guidance sheet. If you are fortunate to have an adult who can help you, this sheet can help them guide you with your understanding of the topic. If not, you can use it yourself!


There is also a worsearch you can try at the end if you want to!



















Friday 3rd April

Read through the information on this website about the effects of making changes in circuits (including the little slideshow):


For the final page of your project, write a brief summary of the effects of different changes in circuits. 


For example,

What would happen if... added a switch to a circuit? added more cells to a circuit with a bulb? a motor? a buzzer? increased the voltage of a cell in a circuit with a bulb? a motor? a buzzer? increased the number of bulbs/motors/buzzers in a circuit?


Once this is done, your project is complete.


Then, download this powerpoint and have a go at completing the activities as a way of consolidating what you have learnt this week. You can do this separately to your project. 





Wednesday 1st April


Today's learning is about recognising and using circuit symbols in circuit diagrams. You have three short tasks. 


Task 1) Try the memory activities on the powerpoint below to refresh your memory of circuit symbols (don't spend long on this).

Task 2) On the next page of your project choose and name at least 4 of the circuit components (even more would be great!), draw (or add a picture) of their symbols and write a sentence about their purpose in a circuit.

Here is a picture of what it could look like:



Task 3) Go to this website

Can you build these circuits using the symbols?


If you think you have done it, click run at the bottom and it should show you if it works. 

Afterwards, have a play around and see what circuits you can build. smiley


If you are unable to access the interactive circuit builder, see if you can draw and label the diagrams using the symbols in your work books. Here is an example:



Here are some more circuits you could have a go at trying to draw using the correct symbols:


Hint: Each of these circuits has at least 1 bulb, the 3rd has a closed switch, the 4th and 5th have an open switch and a motor. 










Tuesday 31st March


The aim of today's lesson is to be able to explain the importance of major discoveries in electricity. 

Therefore, your task is to choose and research a scientist who made a major discovery in electricity. 

For example, you could choose Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Alessandro Volta or Michael Faraday. You may decide to choose a different scientist who contributed to our understanding of electricity. It is completely up to you.

The 'History of Electricity' PDF that I have uploaded should help to get you started but you will need to do more research online. 

The 'mini biography template' is just an idea of one way you may choose to display your research. You may choose to display what you learn in poster form, or even as a long written piece. Whatever you choose to do, it should make up page 2 of your electricity project. 


Some questions that should be answered in your piece...


  • Who was the scientist?
  • When and where were they born?
  • What was their major scientific discovery/contribution in electricity?
  • What was the date of the discovery?
  • Describe the events that surrounded their discovery.
  • What impact did their discovery have on the world and the way we live today? - (This is the most important question). 
  • Why do you think that it is important to learn about this scientist?


I'm looking forward to seeing who you choose and what you find out about them. laugh






Monday 30th March


Your new Science topic is electricity!  


We will need to begin with recapping what you learned in Year 4. 


Open the powerpoint below and read through the 'Year 4 Knowledge Recap" slides.

I have also uploaded a PDF with definitions of basic vocabulary you need to know for this topic. Make sure you have a read through this too.


Then, have a go at the quiz on the powerpoint slides. You will need to have the powerpoint playing on full screen mode to click on the answers and see if you are correct. 


Finally, you can complete a front page for this week's project on electricity (you can do this on word, powerpoint, on paper etc).