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Geography and History

Week 8 (1st to 5th June)

This week, you will be learning more about the River Nile.  Your task will be to create an information poster after you do your research.

First, visit this website to complete your research:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/nile.htm

Your task

Create an information poster about the River Nile.  Use different features to make it interesting to the reader and help them find specific information easily.  You can use . . . 

  • a heading
  • subheadings
  • introduction paragraph
  • text boxes
  • pictures
  • captions
  • colour
  • glossary (optional)

If you would like your classmates to see your fantastic poster, then please send me a photograph of your work so that I can put it onto our class's online scrapbook.  Also, you can create your poster on Purplemash and submit your work to me that way if you would rather create it on the computer instead of paper or card.

 

Week 7 (18th to 22nd May)

This week, you will begin learning about Ancient Egypt.

Follow this link to watch a video and read facts about Ancient Egypt:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/z6x2382/

 

Now that you have done a bit of research about Ancient Egypt, answer these questions and write your responses in your red home learning book.

1. When did the Ancient Egyptian civilisation begin?

2. Where was it?

3. How did they use calendars?

4. How did they make bread?

5. How did they make paper?

6. What was their writing system?

7. How did they keep records?

8. Write three other facts about the Ancient Egyptians.

 

Challenge: Make your own pyramid treasure tomb.  The instructions can be found here:  

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zmj3mfr/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Ftopics%2Fzg87xnb%2Farticles%2Fz6x2382%2F&intlink_ts=1589461877646-sa

Week 5 (4th to 8th May)

On Friday 8th May, it will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  This week, you can learn about World War 2 by looking at some video clips and PowerPoints.  

After viewing the clips and photos, your task will be to make a list of the Top Ten facts you learned about World War 2 and VE Day.

Extra Challenge-Create Great British Bunting

To remember the 75th anniversary of VE Day during lockdown, the BBC are encouraging you to make your own bunting to display in your home to honour the men and women of World War 2.  There is more information on this website and it explains how to make the bunting if you click on the links: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

 

It would be nice to see some of your bunting, so please take a photo of it and email the photo to our school's email address:  office@smsb.lancs.sch.uk

Week 1

Geography focus:  Know the human geography of Paris

 

First, read these slides and look at the pictures:

More information to help your understanding:

Human geography means how people affect the Earth.

 

Paris is more than 2000 years old. It was conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 BC and it remained under Roman rule until the Middle Ages when Paris was established as a capital city by Count Paris. 

 

France is a leader in trade and a lot of the world uses French as a business language. Traditionally, France is known for their agriculture, but Paris is specifically known for its food, culture and fashion, and art. 

 

Watch the video below to find other tourist attractions that local Parisians like to visit.

Paris with Children | The best things to do in Paris with kids - handpicked by locals

Watch this video to see what it is like to take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower if you have never been there.

360°/ VR Going up to the top of the Eiffel Tower - Elevator Ride - Paris, France

Your Task

Your task is to write a diary entry of a tourist.  Pretend that you travelled to Paris and write about where you went, what you saw, what surprised you about your trip, what you ate, and what your favourite activities or sights were.

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