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YEAR 1/2
Science
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YEAR 3/4
Science
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Lesson 1:

Week beginning 1st June
What is prayer?

 

Please go through the Powerpoint below. 

Lesson 2:

Week beginning 8th June
What happens in Islamic prayer?

 

Please read through the information, questions and activities in the Word document below. There are some video links for you to watch, too. You will also see below two resources mentioned in the lesson plan.  

Lesson 3:

Week beginning 15th June

How and why do Christians pray?

 

Please read through the information, questions and activities in the Powerpoint below. You will also see below one resource mentioned in the lesson plan.  

Lesson 4:

Week beginning 22nd June

How do Hindus pray? 

 

Please read through the information, questions and activities in the Powerpoint below. 

Lesson 5:

Week beginning 29th June

What is similar and different about three prayers?

 

Please read through the information, questions and activities in the Powerpoint below. There is also a PDF of the three prayers side-by-side, which may be useful.

YEAR 5/6
Science 

Lesson 1: week beginning 1st June

 

Making new plants (1)

 

This term we are learning all about living things and their habitats. A perfect topic as we come to the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer! 

 

For this week's lesson, our aim will be to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. 

 

Key vocabulary:

sexual

asexual

reproduction

gamete

cell

pollen

fusion

fertilisation

pollination

 

1. Read the Powerpoint up to slide 4. 

2. Watch this BBC clip about the parts of a flower. Also read the Parts of a Flower Information Cards

3. If you are lucky enough to have flowers in your garden AND you are allowed to pick one, examine it to see if you can find these different parts: stem, anther, filament, ovule/ovary, style, stigma, petal. Gently, (perhaps using scissors and tweezers) pick apart the flower and stick the different bits on a piece of paper (see picture). Label them with their correct name. OR if you cannot pick the flower you could take a photograph, stick it on your paper and label that. 

4. If you do not have a suitable flower, you can do a similar activity by completing the activity sheet Parts of a Flower. Use the information you read in the information cards to help you. 

5. Read slides 5 and 6 of the Powerpoint

6. Complete activity sheet: Pollination. You need to cut out the pictures and statements and place them in the correct column depending on whether they are about insect pollination or wind pollination. Choose your own challenge level: 1, 2 or 3 stars. (1 star is least challenging; 3 stars is most challenging). The answers are provided on the PDF too. 

7. Continue reading to the end of the Powerpoint

 

As always, we would love to see your work! You can share it with your teachers and classmates in the usual ways: email to school / Twitter / class blog. 

Lesson 2: week beginning 8th June

 

Making new plants (2)

 

For this week's lesson, our aim will be to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals by exploring asexual reproduction in plants. 

 

Key vocabulary:

asexual

sexual

reproduction

cuttings 

roots

 

1. Read the Powerpoint up to slide 6. 

2. Look at the statements on the Advantages and Disadvantages activity sheet. Can you match each statement to show whether it is an advantage or disadvantage of each method of reproduction? There are two levels you can choose for this work: one star or three stars. 

3. Read slide 7 on the Powerpoint and the activity sheet Taking Cuttings. These explain how you can grow a brand new plant which is genetically identical to the parent plant. Taking cuttings is an artificial method of asexual reproduction. If you don't have any geranium plants, don't worry! See the links below for more information and other plants to try. If you have herbs in your garden such as mint, rosemary or thyme, these are usually easy to grow from cuttings. You might want to do your own research, too, by experimenting with the plants in your garden (with your parent(s)' permission!) 

https://smartyplants.com.au/2012/09/taking-cuttings/

http://www.thekidsgarden.co.uk/exploring-plant-propagation-with-your-kids.html#:~:text=Leaf%2C%20Stem%2C%20and%20Root%20Cuttings&text=Leaf%20cuttings%20can%20be%20done,and%20misted%20well%20with%20water.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/propagation_summercuttings1.shtml

4. If you're not able to take any cuttings from a plant, you may be able to grow new vegetables from your kitchen scraps! With no effort at all you can regrow vegetables such as celery, spring onions, garlic, carrots, lettuce and more! See this link to learn how. Why not experiment with some of your vegetable scraps at home? Let us know if you try any! youtube.com/watch?v=z_6RTILQqsE

5. Read from page 7 of the Powerpoint to the end. 

Lesson 3: week beginning 15th June

 

Mammals

 

For this week's lesson, our aim will be to describe the life cycles of different mammals by describing sexual reproduction in mammals. 

 

Key vocabulary:

sexual

reproduction

gamete

male

female

sperm

ovum

penis

vagina

fertilise

gestation

pregnancy

montreme

marsupial

young

 

1. Read the Powerpoint up to slide 8. 

2. Cut out the pictures on your Describing Reproduction Activity Sheet and stick them in the correct order with their descriptions. Cut out the pictures on your Describing Reproduction Activity Sheet and stick them in the correct order with their descriptions.

3. Continue reading the Powerpoint up to slide 10. 

4. Make a Life Cycle Wheel to describe the stages of a mammal's life cycle using your Life Cycle Activity Sheet. (Choose from kangaroo, platypus or rabbit). 

Lesson 4: week beginning 22nd June

 

Jane Goodall

 

For this week's lesson our aim will be to describe the process of reproduction and the life cycle of a mammal by exploring Jane Goodall’s work with chimpanzees.

 

Key vocabulary:

Family tree

Chimpanzee

Jane Goodall

Life cycle

Endangered 

Extinct

 

1. Read the Powerpoint up to slide 7. 

2. Match the statements on your Jane Goodall Activity Sheet to show whether they are facts or fiction. Choose your own star / challenge level. 

3. Continue reading the Powerpoint up to slide 11. 

4. As it says on slide 11, imagine that you have been asked to help create an advert to help the Jane Goodall Institute save endangered monkeys by donating some money. Use the Advert Activity Sheet to plan your ideas (choose your own star/challenge level). Your advert can take any form: a poster, article in a magazine, radio advert or TV advert. We would love to see your work: share it on the blog or on email if you can!

5. Finish reading slide 12 of the Powerpoint

Lesson 5: week beginning 29th June

 

Metamorphosis

 

Our aim for this lesson is to describe the differences in the life cycles of an amphibian and an insect by exploring complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

 

Key vocabulary

Metamorphosis

Amphibian

Insect

Transform

Larvae

Pupa

Nymph

Egg

 

Note: download and print out (if you can) the PDF Clue Cards. You will need to cut these up. You can either shuffle and spread them out on the table or floor in front of you, or, for a bit of fun, ask a parent or sibling to hide them around the garden or house (making sure they remember where they are! They don’t need to be properly hidden: if I was doing this at school for you I would just blu-tac them around the class).

 

  1. Read the Powerpoint up to slide 5.
  2. Complete the activity sheet Amphibians and Insects by using the information on the Clue Cards. For the Amphibians and Insects sheet, you can self-select your challenge level from one, two or three stars.
  3. Continue reading the Powerpoint to the end.

 

Extra challenge for those who want it: create a stop-motion video showing the different stages in the life of a creature that undergoes metamorphosis. You might create the different stages out of modelling clay or play dough, or you could just draw them on different cards and cut out. You can use 2Animate on Purple Mash to do this (you would need to take photos of the different stages and then upload each one as a background on each slide) - or you might be able to find a great free stop-motion app!

As always, if you do this - please share it with us on the blog, Twitter or email!

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Lesson 1

Week beginning 8th June

 

Please see the PDF below.

Lesson 2

Week beginning 15th June

 

Please see the PDFs below.

Lesson 3

Week beginning 22nd June

 

Please see the PDF below.

Lesson 4

Week beginning 29th June

 

Please see the PDF below.