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Tuesday 14th July 2020

Science – Environmental Changes


Use this WWF website to investigate endangered animal species -


Support your investigating using these clips:


Watch this clip on protecting the world’s wildlife -


Then visit this BBC site -


Now open the PPT then work on the activities below:

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Science – Creating Classification Keys


First, open up this link and watch as many of the videos as you can:


Next, open up the PPT and read through it. Stop when you get to the Task 1 slide and then complete the activity sheets below:

Task 2 – Use the tables you have completed to create classification keys like the one below:

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Science – Classifying Vertebrates


Today, we will expand on our classification of different animals and focus on using a branching database. You have seen this before, both in science and computing.

Start by opening the following link and watching the clip:


Now, open the PPT and read through it. When you have finished, complete the tasks below.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Science – Grouping Living Things


Today, we are going to focus on classifying living things.

Open the PPT (which starts with a recap from last week) and read through the information, then follow up by clicking on the links below and watch the information videos to help support the learning from the PPT.


Then try the activity sheets. You don’t need to print the animal pictures, just write the name of the animal into the sorting charts.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Science – Living Things and their Habitats


We will start our new topic today, all about living things and the places they live.

Follow this link and watch the clip:


Now, open and read the PPT below and carefully read the information and poem in the pictures below it. Then try the task.


Create a poster to explain one of the seven characteristics of living things to year 2 children. They are learning about this too but the teachers will need your help! On your poster you should try to have an animal and plant example (this could be a drawing). Try to discuss your ideas first with someone at home. Make the posters bright and eye-catching and fairly simple so that the message is not confused.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Science – Sound Investigation Fun!


Since this will be our final week of this topic, we thought you might want to have some fun with it!


Here are a range of different investigations into sound that you can do with everyday household items. Feel free to adapt the investigation and play around with it a little. Try to do them with other people at home.


Balloon Voices Investigation


You will need:  Balloon


                        Cardboard tube


  1. Carefully cut off the neck of the balloon using scissors and throw it away.
  2. Stretch the rest of the balloon over one end of a cardboard tube
  3. Gently place one finger on the balloon, and talk down the cardboard tube. Can you feel what is happening?



Rice Drum



You will need:  Drum (or something similar like a bucket, a pot, etc)



  1. Place one hand on the drum and strike

it with the other. How does it feel?

  1. Pour a little rice onto the drum.
  2. Strike the drum gently.
  3. Can you see what happens?
  4. Strike the drum a little harder?
  5. Do you notice a difference?



Bottle Organ



You will need:  Five bottles




  1.  Half fill one bottle of water and blow gently across the top.
  2. Fill the other 4 bottles to different levels and blow across the top of them also.
  3. Repeat the experiment by tapping the bottles.
  4. What do you notice?



Twanging rulers



You will need:  30cm plastic ruler



  1.  Hold one end of the ruler firmly near the edge of a table and ‘twang’ the other.

2. Change the length of the ruler, by making it longer or shorter.

3. Listen to the change of the ‘twang.’



Tapping Spoons Investigation


You will need:     Jug

                     Two spoons


  1. Tap the 2 spoons together above the water. What type of noise do they make?
  2. Tap the 2 spoons together under the water.
  3. Can you hear anything>
  4. Is the sound the same?



Clapping Investigation


You will need:  Chair


  1. Work with a partner
  2. Sit on a chair with your eyes closed tight
  3. Your partner must choose to stand somewhere in the room
  4. Your partner should clap
  5. You must point to where you think the noise is coming from
  6. Practise a few times, before swapping with your partner


Once you complete an investigation, complete a table like the one below to explain what you have understood from it:


Name of Investigation

Sketch of Investigation

What I could hear/see happening

What this tells me about sound and hearing


























Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Science – Planning an Investigation into Sound


Today, you are going to bring together all of your learning over the past few weeks to plan an investigation into sound using materials from home.


Remember, we MUST make sure that our investigations are FAIR! This means you only change one part of the investigation (one variable). All other parts (variables) must remain the same!

Open and read the Investigation PPT below.

Then follow this link to help you plan your investigation:

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Science – All About the Ear!


Start by following these links and watching the clips:


How do ears work? -

How do animals hear? -

What can help us to hear? -


Now open and read the following PPT then try the activities that follow:

Additional Activity


Have a look on the British Sign Language website ( then watch the following clip and try the activity below:

Wednesday 13th May 2020

LI – to understand pitch


'What is Sound' clip -

Activity 1

Complete sections 1 and 2 of this online activity:

Activity 2

Follow these links:

High and Low Pitch Clip -


Choose an object from your home that you can create sound with. Try to change the volume and the pitch of the sound you make.


Copy and complete the sentences below.


Name of Object: ___________________________________________________


To make this instrument louder I had to________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

To make the pitch high I had to _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

To make the pitch low I had to__________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

Repeat with different objects.


Now try playing this game of Higher or Lower Pitch:


Amplitude – the larger the amplitude, the louder the sound

Wavelength – the shorter the wavelength, i.e. the higher the frequency (number of waves per second) of waves, the higher the pitch


Using the images of soundwaves you have seen on this page, try drawing some of your own for sounds you have made using different objects.


Wednesday 6th May 2020

LI – to understand how sound travels

Watch the following clip -

Next, we will play a game:

  • You’ll need a few people in your house to play with you.
  • One person needs to be the ‘tapper’. Everyone else sit silently, head resting on a desk, eyes shut.
  • If you are tapped on the shoulder, you should knock gently on the table.
  • Everyone else should then, without looking, point in the direction of the source of the knocking sound.
  • Everyone hold their ‘points’ and open their eyes. Are they all pointing in the same direction?
  • Repeat a few more times. Are people always pointing in the same direction?
  • Repeat with a softer sound. Person tapped on the shoulder should gently tap the table with one finger. Did everyone get the correct general direction? How did we know where the sound was coming from? We heard it through our ears.
  • How did the sound travel from the source to our ears?


Next, watch these clips -


What can you see happening? The tuning fork is vibrating and the ripples move outwards from the sound source (the fork). This is how sound travels, by causing the particles around the vibrating source to vibrate, which in turn vibrate other particles, sending a ripple away from the vibrating sound source. We usually hear sound that has travelled through the medium of air, but it can also travel through solids and liquids.


Now, you are going to create your own string telephone. Watch the instructional video below:

Finally, watch this video -

w/c 27/04/2020


Sound walk


Click on the link below:

Which of these sounds can you find in your home?


What is noise pollution? Discuss it with the people you live with, then watch the following clip:

w/c 20/04/2020

Week Commencing 30/03/2020



Watch this episode of Frozen Planet:

Discuss what is happening to the ice.

How does this link into what we know about the water cycle?

Which parts of the water cycle can you observe during the episode?

Why is this happening?

What impact will it have on the wildlife in these icy regions of the world?