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Our new topic is Time Traveller!

Tick, tock, tick, tock – the hands on the clock never stop. From the moment we are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man. Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, and how do we cope with these changes. How long does a human baby take to grow inside the womb? Does it take longer than an elephant calf? Or a kitten? Take a good look at yourself. How has your face changed since you were a baby and how will it change as you grow older? Can you photograph it, change it, age it? And what would happen if the clock struck 13? In Tom’s Midnight Garden, he travels to the past. What an adventure! Imagine you could time travel too. Where would you go and what would you like to see? Will you head back to your past or into your future? You decide. Tick, tock, tick, tock – the hands on the clock never stop!


In history this week we would like you to choose an aspect of everyday life and research how it has changed over the last 200 years (or further!). For example you could choose: television, cars, entertainment, toys, food, clothing, technology or school.


Once you have researched your chosen subject, we would like to create a timeline of how it as changed over time. Be as creative as you can! Attached below is a simple example of what we would like you to produce but try to make yours more exciting! 


Look at the range of portraits attached below showing people of different ages. Think about how their facial features help us to know or guess how old someone is and study their use of expression. Order the portraits from youngest to oldest and explain your reasons for ordering the portraits in a particular way.


Next, use pencil to draw a self portrait, take a picture of yourself and look carefully at your features and expressions and pay close attention to correct proportions. Attached below is a guide to help you draw your portraits. 


Have a look at this link and start to have a look at the information provided about Rainforests. Our topic for this term doesn't link well with geography so the geography over the coming weeks might seem a little bit random but do not worry, it is still covering the objectives we need to! 


Once you have read the link, there is a little quiz to complete about rainforests.

I have also attached a PowerPoint with information about plants that can grow in the rainforest. Have a look at the slides and read all of the information. 

Look at the location of the rainforests. Think about what you already know. Discuss with someone else in your house why the rainforests are located where they are. What do you notice is similar about them? 


Choose one of the plants from the PowerPoint. Draw the plant on some paper and label the different parts of it. For an extra challenge, you could also annotate the drawing with extra information about that plant! This links really well with science too!





To continue our  Science Topic, Living things and their habitats, this week we would like you to create a poster explaining the life cycle of bird. We've seen a lot of birds in our gardens recently so you could even take pictures to help with your poster or even find a nest in your garden! 


Once you have created your poster, we would like you to compare the life cycle of a Mammal with the life cycle of a bird. You could create a comparison table of similarities and differences or even write a paragraph, it's up to you!


To help with your research, we have attached a PowerPoint and a poster about the life cycle of a bird.