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Week 8 beginning 11.05

Make something Monday

When landing on the moon, NASA had to use a special landing device so that it didn’t crash and the astronauts were not hurt on landing. This is called The Apollo Lunar Module.

 

Using materials you can find around the house, make a lunar module that you can drop from a height of about 6 foot. To make it interesting, use a hard boiled egg as the astronaut to see if your lunar module protects them well.

Things you could use:

  • Tissue
  • Old egg boxes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Plastic packaging
  • Sellotape, glue etc.

Afterwards:

1. List the packaging material used. Which material and packing technique worked the best? Can you make another one that would protect the egg better?

2. Draw your design.

 

Topic Tuesday

Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Today, it is Florence Nightingale's birthday and International Nurse's Day. Therefore, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to look at the changes that Florence Nightingale made to how hospitals work.

After watching the video below, see if you can fill in the comparison of modern and Victorian hospitals.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/znsct39

Wonderful World Wednesday

Learn about the Water Cycle on BBC Bitesize and recreate a picture of the same one below.

After you have done that, recreate one of the experiments from this website: https://lessons4littleones.com/2015/04/15/water-cycle-rain-cycle-science-experiments/

 

Therapeutic Thursday

This week, we thought that it would be nice to make a time capsule and write a letter to your future self so that you have something you can look back on in the future.

Fitness Friday

Fitness test

Estimate how many of these you think you can do in a minute.

Time yourself for a minute. How many can you do of these?

  • Star jumps
  • High knees
  • Squats

We will do this again in 3 weeks to see if we have got stronger and fitter and can beat our score.

Learn to juggle

Using anything you can in your house. Maybe a rolled up pair of socks because they’re soft and not likely to break anything!

Extra activities:

Football workout: you will need a football and maybe a space in a garden! This is difficult!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqcrcS9UeIc

Super movers. This is always good to get you moving and practise bits of maths or English at the same time: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Dance lesson: Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse has uploaded lots of videos of dance routines onto her youtube channel. Give it a go!

English writing task:

Write a diary entry in role as an astronaut on their travel to the moon. Consider how they are feeling as they sit in the rocket and what it feels like during lift off. Describe what they can see as they are shooting through space and once they have landed on the moon.

Maths Challenge

The perimeter is the measurement of the outside of the shape (shown in this picture).

Your task today is to design a variety of different rocket ships and find the perimeter of them.

 

Extra challenge:

The area is the surface of the shape and can be found by counting the squares on the inside of the shape.

Can you find the area of each of your rocket ships?

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